Made In Australia 2019
7.00pm Saturday 23rd May 2019, pre-concert talk 6.10pm – 6.40pm
St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1038 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
Tickets can be booked at TryBooking.com click here. Group bookings of 10 or more made on line receive a discount.
To download a poster click here.
This concert features music made in Australia – composed in Australia, or composed by Australian composers living outside Australia.
Six works have been selected by the committee after a public call was made in 2018. We are honoured by the response to this call and proud that composers are interested in writing for The Grainger Wind Symphony and allowing us to perform their work.
In the rehearsal period, the composers will be invited to rehearsal to commence a dialogue between composer and performers. This would be a valuable experience for composer, conductor and players alike.
The six composers selected and their works are as follows.
Bayden Adams “The Pirate of Egypt” click here for more information
Brendan Collins “Eugenia’s Secret” click here for more information
Lisa Cheney “Turbulence” click here for more information
Philip Eames “Calibrations” click here for more information
Wade Gregory “Gladstone Hotel” click here for more information
Andrew Heuzenroeder “Snowman’s Dance” click here for more information
These three works are published and not a part of the call for compositions.
David Gillingham “Sails of Time”
Gillingham provides a celebration of the rich history of Sydney, Australia, while honouring the beauty and grandeur of this magnificent city identified by the icon of the sails of its famous Opera House. Incorporating native folksong, indigenous sounds and melodies combined with original material, a sculpture in sound emerges in Sails of Time. Originally conceived for a mass band setting consisting of three separate ensembles, the work is suited to a traditional setting using one ensemble. For more information about the work click here.
Dr. Gillingham is a Professor of Music at Central Michigan University, USA. For more information about Dr Gillingham click here.
Percy Grainger “Ye Banks and Braes O‘ Bonnie Doon”
“Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon” is a Scottish folk-song, set for Military Band by Percy Grainger and published in 1936. The words of the folk-song are by Robert Burns . The tune was originally called “The Caledonian Hunt’s Delight”. Grainger first set the folk-song in 1901.
Stuart Greenbaum “300 Kilometres Above”
The title “300 Kilometres Above” refers to the height at which spacecraft orbit the Earth, and by extension what the planet looks like from up there. Pictures of Earth taken from space certainly conjure feelings of majestic elation to my mind and I have attempted to capture that feeling in this piece of music. This mediation was commissioned by Reed Music with the assistance of the Music Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. The Grainger first performed this version in Melba Hall, University of Melbourne 2009 .