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Swagman's promenade


Swagman's promenade : Australian light classics.

  • Published by ABC Classics [4423742] — 1 CD (144 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.
  • Library Availability: CD 178 — Available for loan

Out of Print

This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Cortillon for orchestra Arthur Benjamin Patrick Thomas, Sydney Symphony 11 mins, 28 sec.
Overture to an Italian comedy for full orchestra Arthur Benjamin Joseph Post, Sydney Symphony 6 mins, 20 sec.
Festival overture on Australian themes (1981) for full orchestra Colin Brumby Richard Mills, West Australian Symphony Orchestra 9 mins, 35 sec.
Paean (1982) for full orchestra Colin Brumby Patrick Thomas, Sydney Symphony 5 mins, 45 sec.
Scena (1988) — cor anglais with string orchestra Colin Brumby Barry Davis, Strings of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Richard Mills 8 mins, 55 sec.
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (1972) — trumpet with full orchestra John Carmichael Kevin Johnston, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham 24 mins, 27 sec.
Concierto folklórico (1970) — piano with string orchestra John Carmichael John Carmichael, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, David Measham 26 mins, 4 sec.
Fêtes champêtres for solo clarinet and orchestra John Carmichael Jack Harrison, Richard Mills 8 mins, 37 sec.
Rush (1974) for string orchestra George Dreyfus Strings of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, George Dreyfus 2 mins, 43 sec.
Idyll (1943) for two pianos and orchestra Lindley Evans Isador Goodman, Patrick Thomas, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 7 mins, 22 sec.
Three gymnopedies (1953) for string orchestra Peggy Glanville-Hicks Myer Fredman, Sydney Symphony 9 mins, 2 sec.
Blue Hills rhapsody for orchestra Ronald Hanmer Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Ronald Hanmer 13 mins, 27 sec.
Swagman's promenade for orchestra Michael Hurst David Measham, West Australian Symphony Orchestra 5 mins, 44 sec.
Happy occasion overture (1957) for orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Studio 620, ABC Perth, on 20 Sep 83.
Miriam Hyde Richard Mills, West Australian Symphony Orchestra 4 mins, 27 sec.

Product details

The definitive collection of Australian light classics - utterly hummable, whistlable, tappable good tunes, delightfully performed. Includes Dreyfus' theme to Rush, the Blue Hills Rhapsody and the title track Hurst's Swagman's Promenade, performed by Australian symphony orchestras.

"This is a Victoria plum of a collection - superbly documented, definitively performed and unrelentingly enjoyable." - Musicweb International

Duration: 144 min.

This product forms part of the following series: ABC classics.

ABC classics: CD1-442375-2 ; CD2-442376-2

First released in 1994 as: Australian light classics. Re-released 2000 as Swagman's promenade.

Includes biographies and programme notes.

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