07 Apr

New Releases


Wildbird, Australia’s new publisher of music and books on music, is delighted to announce the release of the first two volumes in the Australian Composers series. The two books are:

The Music of Peter Sculthorpe written by John Peterson from the University of NSW, and
The Music of Richard Meale written by Michael Hannan from Southern Cross University.

These books are analytical rather than biographical in nature. The aim of the books is to allow the reader to gain knowledge of the musical language used by each composer. They have been written with many musical examples so that music students, teachers and the interested public can see how the music of each composer works. The books are designed to be useful pathways into each composer’s style and to encourage future performances of the works discussed.

The Music of Richard Meale, cover

The Australian Composers series is edited by Australian composer Brian Howard, former Dean of the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music in Perth and former President of LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.

In the pipeline is the third book in the series, The Music of Nigel Butterley, being written by Elliott Gyger from the University of Melbourne. More books are in the planning stage together with more scores by Australian composers.

Please visit our Shop to order these important first two volumes in the Australian Composers series.