Exam: HSC

Suite for Bassoon (5 pieces)

RM878e Suite for Bassoon (5 pieces) Witney BSN/PNO
RM878e Suite for Bassoon (5 pieces) Witney BSN/PNO
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Composer: Paul Witney
Composed: 2010 Duration: 10 mins.
Instrumentation: Bassoon & Piano Level C
Exam Grade: HSC Bassoon
ISMN: 979-0-720114-75-0 Catalogue: RM878
Level: C Country: Australia

X Suite (8 movements)

RM849e X Suite Zadro ALTO SAX/PNO
RM849e X Suite Zadro ALTO SAX/PNO
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Composer: Mark Zadro
Composed: 2009 Duration: 25 mins.
Instrumentation: Sax Alto & Piano Level E
Exam Grade: HSC Saxophone Alto
ISMN: 979-0-720114-46-0 Catalogue: RM849
Level: E Country: Australia

Contents: X Suite, II. Interlude #1, III. Cauldron, IV. Interlude #2, V. Rattle Snake, VI. Voyage, VII. Fire Fly, VIII. Hymn for an Epilogue

Ulpirra

RM841e Ulpirra Edwards CLA
RM841e Ulpirra Edwards CLA
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Composer: Ross Edwards
Composed: 1993 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Clarinet Solo Level D
Exam Grade: HSC Clarinet
ISMN: 979-0-720114-38-5 Catalogue: RM841
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.

Ulpirra

RM840e Ulpirra Edwards OB
RM840e Ulpirra Edwards OB
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Composer: Ross Edwards
Composed: 1993 Duration: 2 mins.
Instrumentation: Oboe Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Oboe
ISMN: 979-0-720109-94-7 Catalogue: RM840
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.

Other Worlds (3 pieces)

RM830 Other Worlds (3 pieces) Ross PNO
RM830 Other Worlds (3 pieces) Ross PNO
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Composer: Kent Ross
Composed: 2010 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Piano Solo
Exam Grade: HSC Piano
ISMN: 979-0-720114-28-6 Catalogue: RM830
Level: C Country: Australia

Alien Terrain
Alien Terrain is a piece describing the landscape of another planet.  Its strangeness and wonder mixed into one.

An Afternoon on Katoya
For this piece I tried more of a Jazz approach, with a twist.  The main melody line comes from a famous Jazz work by John Lewis called An Afternoon in Paris.  However, the melody has reshaped using the enigmatic scale. What you end up with is hints of the original melody but with a more warped or other worldly feel to it.  The chord progression was also taken from the piece by Lewis but using only the chords that are found within the Enigmatic Scale for the basis for its harmony.

The original idea was as follows. Let us pretend that you were an alien musician on another planet and that you got a radio signal from deep space.  You don’t know where it is from, but you tried to write down this music before the signal degraded.  Frantically looking for something write it down and when finally do you find something to write it down with you hear one piece before the transmission ends. All you have you got for sure was the form, and fragments of some of the melody.  Wanting to show this new music to your fellow musicians you had to combine the music that you heard with some of your own native style.

The Holy Mountains of Deion
This piece was to show that while Enigmatic Scale can produce some very harsh and strange harmonies, it can also be used to make a more beautiful melody or atmosphere.  The main idea Deion is a water planet and any land mass is considered to be a sacred place.