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OSSIA : Australian composers, Volume 1.

  • Published by Jade Records — 1991 [JADCD1024 ] — 1 CD (74 min.)
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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Splendour of the past (1990) for mandolin duet
Recorded/performed at: EMI Studio 301
Robert Allworth Paul Hooper, Adrian Hooper 4 mins
For E.G (1991) for flute with piano
Recorded/performed at: Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, Sydney, on 8 Aug 91.
Anne Boyd 1 mins, 9 sec.
Gelb: violett (1989) for flute solo
Recorded/performed at: ABC Studio 210, on 14 Mar 90.
Chris Dench Laura Chislett 6 mins, 24 sec.
Sunrise (1986) — studio produced music (pre-recorded sound)
Recorded/performed at: Sydney University Experimental Sound Studio
Ian Fredericks 10 mins, 50 sec.
Photophoresis (1989) — solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Lazenby Hall, University of New England
Ann Ghandar Ann Ghandar 3 mins, 55 sec.
Romance for mandolin and organ, op.177 (1990) — mandolin with organ
Recorded/performed at: St Michael's Anglican Church, Vaucluse, Sydney
Eric Gross Paul Hooper, Lawrence Bartlett 9 mins, 48 sec.
Winter's shadow (1983) for harpsichord and wind chimes
Recorded/performed at: Grevillea Recording Studios
Mary Mageau Mary Mageau 3 mins, 15 sec.
Arcturus timespace (1987) for soloist (amplified mandolin, percussion) and 'tape', with optional light and image projection
Recorded/performed at: 2MBS-FM, Sydney
Ian Shanahan Stephen Morey 11 mins, 57 sec.
Fantasia no. 8, on D-B-A-S (1990) for solo piano
Recorded/performed at: Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music
Larry Sitsky Larry Sitsky 8 mins, 12 sec.
Ladder of escape (1984) — nonets: 9 bass clarinets
Recorded/performed at: ABC Studio 210, on Jun 85.
Michael Smetanin Nigel Westlake 3 mins, 32 sec.
Korokon (1983) — duos: violin, piano
Recorded/performed at: ABC Studio 225, on 1986.
Michael Whiticker Rotraud Schneider, Daniel Herscovitch 10 mins, 44 sec.

Product details

Duration: 74 min.

Contents note: Ladder of escape / Smetanin ; Splendour of the past / Allworth ; Photophoresis / Ghandar ; Romance op. 177 / Gross ; For E.G. / Boyd ; Arcturus timescape / Shanahan ; Fantasia no. 8, on D-B-A-S / Sitsky ; Gelb: violett, for alto flute / Dench ; Winter's shadow / Mageau ; Korokon / Whiticker ; Sunrise / Fredericks.

CD produced as a project of the Federation of Australian composers.

Recording level: ADD, DDD.

Performers: Nigel Westlake (clarinets: Smetanin) ; Paul Hooper (mandolin: Allworth, Gross) ; Adrian Hooper (mandolin: Allworth) ; Ann Ghandar (piano: Ghandar) ; Lawrence Bartlett (organ: Gross) ; Jane Lewis (flute: Boyd) ; Simon Docking (piano: Boyd) ; Stephen Morey (amplified mandolin and percussion: Shanahan) ; Larry Sitsky (piano: Sitsky) ; Laura Chislett (alto flute: Dench) ; Mary Mageau (harpsichord and windchimes: Mageau) ; Rotraud Schneider (violin: Whiticker) ; Daniel Herscovitch (piano: Whiticker).

Capture session: Smetanin recorded ABC Studio 210, June 1985 ; Allworth recorded EMI Studio 301 ; Ghandar recorded Lazenby Hall, Uni. of New England ; Gross recorded St Michael's Anglican Church, Vaucluse, Sydney ; Boyd recorded Everest Theatre, Uni. of Sydney, 8.8.91; Shanahan recorded 2MBS-FM ; Sitsky recorded Llewellyn Hall, Canberra School of Music ; Dench recorded ABC Studio 210, 14.5.90 ; Mageau recorded Grevillea Recording Studios ; Whiticker recorded ABC Studio 225, 1986 ; Fredericks recorded Suess.

Includes biographical and programme notes by composers.

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