Exam: AMEB

Burwood Park

RM689e Burwood Park Beaugeais FL
RM689e Burwood Park Beaugeais FL
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Composer: Katia Beaugeais
Composed: 2008 Duration: 6 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade Licentiate LMusA
ISMN: 979-0-720109-87-9 Catalogue: RM689
Level: D Country: Australia

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Burwood Park for solo flute was composed in 2008 for Brisbane-based flautist, Janet McKay, for a concert at the Queensland Art Gallery in South Bank.

This piece is named after a park situated in a Western Sydney suburb. Programmatically, Burwood Park consists of five sections depicting the sounds of nature and people we come across as we walk through the park: birds and the wind in the trees, children singing and playing, chess players getting stressed and agitated, screaming and shouting at each other and Tai Chi dancing.

Burwood Park begins in a slow, mysterious and improvisatory style. A quirky, rhythmic, birdcall motif emerges, gradually transforming into a scene of angry chess players. This is a very loud, fast, exciting and virtuosic passage which showcases the technical ability of the flautist. The final section is based on a pentatonic scale to imitate the Asian music typical of Tai Chi. A tranquil and meditative atmosphere should be conveyed to represent the Tai Chi dancers in the park; their slow dance movements moving along to the peaceful music. Whistle tone and singing techniques produce a range of soft harmonic effects to end the work.

Burwood Park features a range of extended techniques including bend, vibrato, flutter- tonguing, tongue-ram, air and key click articulation, jet whistle, whistle tone, singing, colour trill and multiphonic effects. All fingerings for the multiphonics and colour trills and other contemporary playing techniques are clearly shown on the score.

The duration of Burwood Park is 6 minutes.

unLokked (16 pieces)

RM672 unLokked (16 pieces) Davidson FL
RM672 unLokked (16 pieces) Davidson FL
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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2011 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 0 Preliminary,
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ISMN: 979-0-720109-70-1 Catalogue: RM672
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Contents: Leaping Turtles, Toy Waltz, Crunchy Footsteps, Butterflies Dancing, Figurine, Through My Window, First Climb, Cool Shoes, Clock And Tickle, Proof, Juggling Popcorn, Two Faces, Daisy Chain, Dragon-fly, Only One Cloud in the Sky, Summertime in Venice

Ulpirra

RM699e Ulpirra Edwards FL
RM699e Ulpirra Edwards FL
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Composer: Ross Edwards
Composed: 1993 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade Certificate of Performance
ISMN: 979-0-720109-97-8 Catalogue: RM699
Level: D Country: Australia

The Australian recorder player Jo Dudley commissioned this brief, virtuosic solo.

Ulpirra is an Aboriginal word meaning pipe or flute. It has been performed and recorded on many different treble instruments apart from the recorder: piccolo, flute, oboe, B-flat and E-flat clarinets, a special version for bass clarinet with handclapping accompaniment in Enyato IV, and soprano or alto saxophone.

Being short and snappy it is especially useful as an encore piece for recitals.

Zodiac (12 pieces)

RM793 Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft FL
RM793 Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft FL
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RM793e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft FL
RM793e Zodiac (12 pieces) Cockcroft FL
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Composer: Barry Cockcroft
Composed: 2006 Duration: 20 mins.
Instrumentation: Flute Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Flute Grade 1,
AMEB Flute Grade 2,
AMEB Flute Grade 3,
AMEB Flute Grade 4,
AMEB Flute Grade 5,
AMEB Flute Grade 6,
AMEB Flute Grade 7,
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ISMN: 979-0-720109-63-3 Catalogue: RM793
Level: A - Easy, C Country: Australia

Etude

RM615e Etude Kerry VLA
RM615e Etude Kerry VLA
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Composer: Gordon Kerry
Composed: 1999 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Viola Grade AMUSA
ISMN: 979-0-720100-44-9 Catalogue: RM615
Level: D Country: Australia

Written during a Fellowship from the Australia Council, which I was awarded in 1999, my Etude for solo viola was composed for Esther van Stralen, who had given terrific performances of my Viola Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra a few years before.

This piece, which exploits the wide range of tone-colours and technical effects of which she is capable, is very much for her. She is its dedicatee, and made many helpful suggestions about certain practical aspects. Moreover, the piece is built around a musical spelling of Esther’s name heard at the outset: E flat (‘es’ in German), C (from ‘ut’ – the designation of this note in solmisation), B (‘h’ in German), E and D (from ‘re’).

Parardi

RM624e Parardi Kerry VLA/PNO
RM624e Parardi Kerry VLA/PNO
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Composer: Gordon Kerry
Composed: 1988 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola & Piano
Exam Grade: AMEB Viola Grade AMUSA,
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ISMN: 979-0-720100-53-1 Catalogue: RM624
Level: D Country: Australia

The Warlpiri people of Central Australia tell a story about a great rainstorm that travelled across part of their country, creating the features of the landscape, the plants, animals and people as it went.

Parardi (the Warlpiri word for rainbow) is a response to this story. The opening section is slow, with rather disembodied fragments of melody and rhythm - the calm, as it were, before the storm. The central section is fast and violent, with lots of irregular metres (bars of 5/16 and 7/16 for instance), ‘scrubbing’ on the viola and use of the percussive lower register of the piano. The final section is a transformation of the first, as you might expect in a (rainbow) arch-form: this time the fragments have turned into fully fledged melodies.

Parardi was equal winner of the Bernard Shore Prize Awarded by the Royal Over-Seas League, London in 1988. It was first performed by Marco van Pagee and Stephen McIntyre at the Melbourne Spoleto Festival in 1989.

Antiphon

RM623e Antiphon Kerry VLA
RM623e Antiphon Kerry VLA
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Composer: Gordon Kerry
Composed: 2010 Duration: 3 mins.
Instrumentation: Viola Solo
Exam Grade: AMEB Viola Grade 6,
AMEB Viola Grade 8,
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ISMN: 979-0-720100-52-4 Catalogue: RM623
Level: C Country: Australia

In 2000, the World Community for Christian Meditation held its annual John Main Seminar in Belfast. The theme for the seminar was ‘The Way of Peace’ and it was addressed by, among others, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the then president of Ireland Mary McAleese and the group’s current leader Fr Laurence Freeman. Australian violist Sheelah Treflé Hidden asked me for a short piece to perform at the event’s opening at the Waterfront Hall. In Catholic liturgy an antiphon is the single verse of a psalm repeated at various points to crystallise the main idea of that day’s psalm and readings.