Composer: Colin Bright

Kangaroo

RM937 Kangaroo Bright VLN
RM937 Kangaroo Bright VLN
Printed Book
RM937e Kangaroo Bright VLN
RM937e Kangaroo Bright VLN
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Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2011 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Violin Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720119-33-5 Catalogue: RM937
Level: D Country: Australia

Three Piano Solos (3 pieces)

RM854 Three Piano Solos (3 pieces) Bright PNO
RM854 Three Piano Solos (3 pieces) Bright PNO

Printed Book

Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2010 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
ISMN: 979-0-720114-51-4 Catalogue: RM854
Level: C Country: Australia

Contents: Tango Dreaming, Moon Over Long Reef, Earth-Flowering Time

Phoenix – Bird of Fire

RM687 Phoenix - Bird of Fire Bright FL
RM687 Phoenix - Bird of Fire Bright FL

Printed Book

RM687e Phoenix - Bird of Fire Bright FL
RM687e Phoenix - Bird of Fire Bright FL

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Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2011 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Flute
ISMN: 979-0-720109-85-5 Catalogue: RM687
Level: D Country: Australia

Program note
A phoenix - is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colourful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends).

It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes,  from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again.

The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self.

Wild

RM604 Wild Bright SAX
RM604 Wild Bright SAX

Printed Book

RM604e Wild Bright SAX
RM604e Wild Bright SAX

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Composer: Colin Bright
Composed: 2009 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Solo Alto
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto,
HSC Saxophone Tenor
ISMN: 979-0-720100-33-3 Catalogue: RM604
Level: D Country: Australia

 

Wild explores a tonal plateau based primarily around E with other sections centered on A, Bb, and C.  Jazz influences are quite evident in the phrase structure and the harmonic implications.

The sections with repeated Es (eg bar 13) should have a raw primal quality, while the rapid passages have a skittering quasi-improvisational character.

Suggested multiphonic fingerings are notated in the score.  If they do not reproduce well on your instrument, modifications are acceptable, but must be in keeping with the character of the piece.

I would like to acknowledge James Nightingale for the recommended fingerings and thoughtful and practical suggestions.