Country: Australia

Spirit of the Plains CD Recording

Composer: Christine Draeger, Lachlan Skipworth, Ross Edwards, Sally Whitwell
Composed: 2013 Duration: 60 mins.
Instrumentation: CD Albums
ISMN: Catalogue: RM1069
Level: C, D Country: Australia

Spirt of the Plains‘Spirit of the Plains’ is a beautiful collection of music for flute which reflects the rich diversity of Australian music. Twenty-one pieces have been selected for use in exams and recitals or just enjoyed for the beauty of the music.

Flute Christine Draeger & Lamorna Nightingale
Piano Jocelyn Fazzone

Available soon from Reed Music.

Grand Duo for Two Clarinets

RM997 Grand Duo for Two Clarinets Firth 2 CLA/PNO
RM997 Grand Duo for Two Clarinets Firth 2 CLA/PNO

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RM997e Grand Duo for Two Clarinets Firth 2 CLA/PNO
RM997e Grand Duo for Two Clarinets Firth 2 CLA/PNO

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2010 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Duets
ISMN: 979-0-720129-37-2 Catalogue: RM997
Level: E Country: Australia

Missed Turn

RM1031e Missed Turn Davidson BIG BAND
RM1031e Missed Turn Davidson BIG BAND

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2009 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720129-70-9 Catalogue: RM1031
Level: 3 Country: Australia

In the Scheme of Things

RM1030e In The Scheme of Things Davidson BIG BAND
RM1030e In The Scheme of Things Davidson BIG BAND

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2012 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720129-69-3 Catalogue: RM1030
Level: 2.5 Country: Australia

Melbourne Sonata

RM888 Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM888 Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO

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RM888e Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO
RM888e Melbourne Sonata Cockcroft SOPRANO SAX/PNO

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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 2012 Duration: 12 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Soprano & Piano
ISMN: 979-0-720114-85-9 Catalogue: RM888
Level: E Country: Australia

The Melbourne Sonata is a major work for soprano saxophone & piano. It is dedicated to Irish saxophonist Gerard McChrystal and is a 12 minute composition in three movements, Go, Slow and Blow.

The effective performance of this piece lies in the ability of the duo to maintian considerable intensity throughout. The two parts are tightly integrated and at times the two instruments should be indistinguiable from one another. With few gaps in the saxophone part, circular breathing essential. The lines weave in and out of each other leaving neither instrument prominent. With the pedal depressed throughout the 2nd movement, some of the saxophone notes should cause the piano to resonate. It was not my intention to have the saxophone playing into the piano but rather a resonant 3rd voice in the distance. The final movement requires clarity of articulation and a hint of a Celtic feel.

Silent Night (Gruber)

RM995 Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB
RM995 Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB

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RM995e Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB
RM995e Silent Night (Gruber) Firth SAX QUARTET AATB

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2012 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Quartet AATB Level C
ISMN: 979-0-720129-35-8 Catalogue: RM995
Level: C Country: Australia

This arrangement of the lovely traditional Christmas carol is set in a lush, sometimes romantic style of a quasi-jazz saxophone section. It is packed with interesting harmonic movement and yet always stays true to the original melody that all know and love. The writing is challenging enough to make it interesting and yet it never crosses over into the “too difficult” category that some jazz saxophone section writing can stray in to. The short “Supersax” two thirds the way through is guaranteed to give listeners goose bumps and all in all this chart is sure to be a crowd pleaser no matter where it’s performed.

Bossa de Burrows

RM996 Bossa de Burrows Firth FL QUARTET
RM996 Bossa de Burrows Firth FL QUARTET

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RM996e Bossa de Burrows Firth FL QUARTET
RM996e Bossa de Burrows Firth FL QUARTET

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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2004 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Quartet
ISMN: 979-0-720129-36-5 Catalogue: RM996
Level: C Country: Australia

This piece includes rhythm section parts.

An Andy Firth original written in tribute to the great Australian jazz icon, Don Burrows.
Originally composed and arranged for Andy’s 16 saxophone big band CD “Sax To The Max!” this arrangement has been cleverly scored to work with various combinations of woodwind instruments. Andy has scored simple but authentic sounding jazz flute solos to capture the spirit of Don Burrow’s playing style. But if you think that this makes the chart too hard for your players, you would be wrong. In fact any intermediate level flute ensemble should be able to play this arrangement with ease. The rhythm section is optional as the chart can be performed with or without one. The lively bossa nova feel of the rhythm section combined with the catchy melody and tightly scored parts is sure to be a crowd pleaser where ever it is performed.

Toot Suite (3 pieces)

RM975 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX
RM975 Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX

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RM975e Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX
RM975e Toot Suite (3 pieces) Hooley 2 SAX

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Composer: Bryan Hooley
Composed: 2004 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Mixed Duets
ISMN: 979-0-720129-09-9 Catalogue: RM975
Level: B, C Country: Australia