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Sunshine sounds

Digital Audio Album

Sunshine sounds : music inspired by Queensland / Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 12 May, 2023 — 1 online resource
  • Sales Availability: Buy Sunshine sounds on the iTunes Store
  • Library Availability: This item is not available from the Australian Music Centre Library

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Elegy (2000) for string orchestra Robert Davidson Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 3 mins, 56 sec.
Air & fantasy (2016) for string orchestra Connor D'Netto Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 8 mins, 15 sec.
Love to love your strings, baby (2013) for string orchestra Erik Griswold Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 8 mins, 5 sec.
a luminous moment, unfolded for string orchestra Chris Perren Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 10 mins, 41 sec.
Plains Baked Golden in the Morning Light (2021) for string orchestra John Rotar Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 8 mins, 59 sec.
Central Highland Rounds (2022) for strings Alexander Voltz Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 9 mins, 26 sec.

Also includes: Returning to sand / Samuel Dickenson -- Beams and Waves / Isabella Gerometta -- Renewing rain / Christopher Healey -- Little Corellas: Allora, 1987 / Cameron Patrick.

Product details

Sunshine Sounds is an exciting musical culmination of many years collaborating with Queensland-based composers and travelling across Queensland on Camerata's annual regional tour. With music commissioned by Camerata, inspired by places visited on tour, and pieces by Queensland composers that have become regular audience favourites, Sunshine Sounds is an evocative and unique body of work.

The album opens with Chris Perren's musical deep dive into the richness of a single instant, A Luminous Moment, Unfolded, and closes with Erik Griswold's affectionate homage to the world of disco, Love to Love Your Strings, Baby!. In between, John Rotar explores the enigmatic vastness of the Western Queensland grasslands in Plains Baked Golden in the Morning Light, Samuel Dickenson's Returning to the Sand blends the past and present of K'gari (Fraser Island), and Connor D'Netto celebrates the lush yet unvarnished beauty of the country around Charleville. After the pulsing rhythmic geometry of Isabella Gerometta's Beams and Waves, we hear the joy and relief of the first drops of rain on long dry soil in Christopher Healey's Renewing Rain. Cameron Patrick's joyous tribute to white cockatoos in flight, Little Corellas: Allora, 1987 is followed by Alexander Voltz's tribute to the landscape and people of the Queensland gemfields, Central Highland Rounds and the sweet melancholy of Robert Davidson's Elegy, from A Short Hour Unseen.

Camerata is a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement. Performing without a conductor, Camerata's musicians proudly take full ownership of the music to form a thriving and refreshing voice within the Australian arts landscape. A company in residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Camerata also performs in traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the state, and is acclaimed for its innovative and adventurous programming. Sunshine Sounds is the direct result of Camerata's profound and longstanding relationships in regional Queensland communities and the orchestra's genuine efforts to connect with people through music

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