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Phoenix songs


Phoenix songs / Genevieve Lacey, recorders ... [et al.]

  • Published by Move Records — 1995 [MD3165] — 1 CD (49 min.)
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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Phoenix songs for recorder with piano Amanda Baker Genevieve Lacey, Robert Chamberlain 18 mins, 28 sec. Buy as MP3
Flight (1978) solo recorder Ros Bandt Genevieve Lacey 1 mins, 42 sec. Buy as MP3
Aureole 3 (1984) recorder and harpsichord Brenton Broadstock Genevieve Lacey, Anne Murphy 11 mins, 26 sec. Buy as MP3
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening (1985) for recorder solo Neil Currie Genevieve Lacey 5 mins, 40 sec. Buy as MP3
Cathy's song (1988) encore piece, for sopranino or alto recorder Ian Shanahan Genevieve Lacey 1 mins, 17 sec. Buy as MP3
Helical ribbon (1991) for recorder solo Ian Shanahan Genevieve Lacey 54 sec. Buy as MP3
Lingua silens florum (1991) for recorder solo Ian Shanahan Genevieve Lacey 1 mins, 41 sec. Buy as MP3
Pipistrelli gialli (1985) for bass recorder & live electronics Benjamin Thorn Genevieve Lacey 8 mins, 28 sec. Buy as MP3

Product details

Conjuring images of the phoenix 'rising from the ashes' the recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself. Six of Australia's well-known composers pair the recorder with piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.

The opening work, Brenton Broadstock's 'Aureole 3' is concerned with the dichotomy that exists between holy and unholy, good and evil, consonance and dissonance. Throughout, a fierce conflict between these opposing elements is fought out with harpsichord and recorder continually exchanging roles.

Amanda Baker's title piece 'Phoenix Songs' is an interplay of struggle between two forces: Robert Chamberlain's ethereal piano shimmers and thunderous outbursts match the violently articulated fragments of Genevieve Lacey's recorder; pushing both instruments to their limits - and sometimes beyond.

In Ros Bandt's 'Flight', birds hover and swoop, are caught and sustained by air currents: here the recorder soars effortlessly - flying free from all stereotypes!

Hear also Ian Shanahan's 'Helican Ribbon', Benjamin Thorn's spectacular 'Yellow Bats', and Neil Currie's 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'.

Duration: 49 min.

Booklet includes programme notes and biographical notes on composers and performers.

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