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Australian classical music


Australian classical music / Andrew Ford.

  • 88 p. : ill., music., ports ; 32 cm. + 4 sound cassettes.
  • Published by Australian Music Centre — 1991
  • Sales Availability: This item is out-of-print. We regret that it cannot be purchased from the Australian Music Centre.
  • Library Availability: This item is not available from the Australian Music Centre Library

Out of Print

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

Australian Works Analysed in this Kit

Mountain village in a clearing mist (1973) by Ross Edwards
Ladder of escape (1984) by Michael Smetanin
String quartet no. 8 (1969) by Peter Sculthorpe
Sacred site (1983) by Moya Henderson
Corroboree by John Antill
Kangaroo hunt (1971) by David Lumsdaine
 Songs for snark-hunters (1985) by Martin Wesley-Smith and Peter Wesley-Smith
Bakery Hill rising (1980) by Vincent Plush
 One pearl (1973) by Alison Bauld
Genesis by Ros Bandt
Homage to Bessemer (1984) by Robert Douglas
Concerto for piano and orchestra (1985) by Roger Smalley

Product details

Please note that due to restrictions of copyright we are only able to supply cassettes of recorded examples with this kit.

A presentation of sixteen Australian works covering most contemporary genres and styles. It is presented in a binder with an instructional book & four cassette inserts. The book contains brief biographical material on the composers, a description and analysis of each work, aural exercises and compositional exercises.

Works are: Mountain Village in a Clearing Mist (Edwards); Green Bushes, Duke of Marlborough's Fanfare, Let's Dance Gay in Green Meadow, Random Round (Grainger); String Quartet No. 8 (Sculthorpe); Bakery Hill Rising (Plush); One Pearl (Bauld); Sacred Site (Henderson); Kangaroo Hunt (Lumsdaine); Genesis (Bandt); Homage to Bessemer (Douglas); Ladder of Escape (Smetanin); Songs for Snark Hunters (Wesley-Smith). The text and cassettes are available separately.

ISBN: 0-646-03-061-2

Selected works by Australian composers, described and analysed, with exercises in listening and composition.

No. 2 in the Sounds Australian Music resource series for secondary schools.

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