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Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces)

RM467 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett FL
RM467 Leaps and Bounds (6 pieces) Barrett FL

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2006 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720083-15-5 Catalogue: RM467
Level: B, C Country: Australia

Contents: Shuffle Over Here, We Don't Tango Here , The Minor Issue , The Boogie Woogie Woogie, Funkability, Be Bopaphobia

PhoSpheric Variations

RM466 PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO
RM466 PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO

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RM466e PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO
RM466e PhoSpheric Variations Stanhope FL/PNO

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Composer: Paul Stanhope
Composed: 2004 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute & Piano Level D
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 8,
HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720083-14-8 Catalogue: RM466
Level: D Country: Australia

The term “variations” in this work is used somewhat loosely and does not conform to the strict connotation of the classical “Theme and Variations” form. Rather, it is used in the sense that the presented themes are decorated and varied over a repeated ground bass in much the same way as in a Chaconne. Material for this work was drawn from an earlier work Phospherics. This title came from a series of word associations:

Phosphorous: phosphorescent, luminous, green, nature. Spherics: spherical, circular, cyclical, cycles.

Versions of phosphoric Variations were originally composed for alto saxophone and piano, then later for clarinet and piano and flute and piano.

Bilgola Sunset

RM465 Bilgola Sunset Stanhope TENOR SAX/PNO
RM465 Bilgola Sunset Stanhope TENOR SAX/PNO

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RM465e Bilgola Sunset Stanhope TENOR SAX/PNO
RM465e Bilgola Sunset Stanhope TENOR SAX/PNO

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Composer: Paul Stanhope
Composed: 2008 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Tenor & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720083-13-1 Catalogue: RM465
Level: C Country: Australia

Performed live by Rompduo (alto sax version)

Zodiac (12 pieces)

RM464 Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft TPT/PNO
RM464 Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft TPT/PNO

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RM464e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft TPT/PNO
RM464e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft TPT/PNO

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 2006 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Trumpet Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Trumpet
ISMN: 979-0-720083-00-1 Catalogue: RM464
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Contents: Aries, Taurus, Gemini , Cancer , Leo, Virgo , Libra, Scorpio , Sagittarius, Capricorn , Aquarius , Pisces

 

Echoes of Another Age

RM463 Echoes of Another Age Abbott BASS TBN/PNO
RM463 Echoes of Another Age Abbott BASS TBN/PNO

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Composer: Katy Abbott
Composed: 2001 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Bass Trombone & Piano
Exam Grade: HSC Trombone
ISMN: 979-0-9009559-9-9 Catalogue: RM463
Level: C Country: Australia

As a note of curiosity, the opening theme of the piece was composed on the evening of September 11th Eastern Standard Time (EST) of that year at the exact moments that the World Trade Centre in New York was being attacked.  The composer had no idea of the events on the other side of the world at the time of writing and the musical content is not related to these events.  However, the title, Echoes of Another Age is an acknowledgment of the change in awareness these events created of how we now live and perceive our world.

 

 

 

Habanera

RM460 Habanera Kay TPT/PNO
RM460 Habanera Kay TPT/PNO

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RM460e Habanera Kay TPT/PNO
RM460e Habanera Kay TPT/PNO

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Composer: Martin Kay
Composed: 2002 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Trumpet & Piano
Exam Grade: HSC Trumpet
ISMN: 979-0-9009559-6-8 Catalogue: RM460
Level: D Country: Australia

The habanera, as a genre, originated in Cuba during the 19th century. It evolved from the contradansa, which arrived in Cuba from France via refugees fleeing the Haitian revolution. By the 20th the habanera had become a musical relic in Cuba, but after travelling back across the sea with sailors, it became so popular in European salons that composers as illustrious as Ravel (Piece en Forme De Habanera) and Georges Bizet (Carmen) had composed tunes using its characteristic rhythm and exotic flavour.

 

Martin Kay’s Habanera employs the tradition very freely.