21 Aug

Two new score publications

Wildbird is pleased to announce the publication of two more scores by Brian Howard:

Alchemy, his String Quartet No.1

Desires Ingrained, for solo violin

You can listen to Desires Ingrained performed by Vera van der Bie in Amsterdam in October 2016 in the Resources section of this website.

Wildbird has a Special Offer on these two new scores from 21 August to 4 September. You can access this at Shop / Special Offers.

03 Jan

Wildbird books and scores now available from the Australian Music Centre

Wildbird Music is delighted to announce that our publications can now be purchased through the Australian Music Centre.  While all titles are still available to order directly from the Wildbird Website, as before, this means you can now add Wildbird music scores or books from the Australian Composers series to your Australian Music Centre order for scores, recordings and books.  Visit www.australianmusiccentre.com.au to view the comprehensive range and place your order.

31 Mar

Limelight Australian Composition Seminar 2016

Wildbird Music is delighted to support the Limelight Australian Composition Seminar again in 2016.  Taking place on Tuesday 19 July at Santa Sabina College, Strathfield (Sydney), and hosted by Karen Carey, Richard Gill and Andrew Batt-Rawden, we hear this special and enriching event for secondary school music teachers and students has already sold out.

We’re very pleased that alongside workshops of student compositions, the music of Wildbird composer Brian Howard will be featured this year, with a performance and analysis of Voyage through radiant stars 6, the stand-alone string quartet movement from Howard’s larger chamber work Voyage through radiant stars, also connected with the solo saxophone work Voyages 1-8. We’re looking forward to the education kit arising from the seminar, as well as a recording of Voyage through radiant stars 6.

09 May

World premiere of ‘Full Fathom Five’

We’re delighted to announce that Full Fathom Five, composed by Brian Howard and published by Wildbird, will receive its world premiere on Saturday 9 May 2015 at 3pm at the Canberra International Music Festival. The concert, ‘Movers and Shakers’ will take place at the Fitter’s Workshop, and performers on the programme include: Amy Dickson, saxophone, Geoff Gartner, cello, Roland Peelman, piano and conductor, YAFF string players, Ensemble Offspring, New Zealand String Quartet, Tinalley String Quartet.

The concert will be broadcast on ABC Classic FM, Thursday 14 May 2015 at 8pm.

07 Apr

Voyage through radiant stars

Voyage through radiant stars for a large ensemble of 18 instruments by Brian Howard will receive its premiere at the opening night of the 2014 Aurora Festival on 30 April at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta. The work was commissioned by the Festival with funds from the Australia Council and will be performed by James Nightingale (saxophone) and the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble conducted by Daryl Pratt.

Voyage through radiant stars is the companion work to Voyages 1-8 for saxophone (soprano and alto) which was premiered at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland in July 2012.

Voyages 1-8 has now been published. The World Premiere can be viewed and heard here:

To order Voyages 1-8, please Visit our Shop.