03 Feb

New Release: ‘The Music of Carl Vine’ by Rhoderick McNeill

Wildbird is delighted to announce the publication of the fourth volume in the Australian Composers series , The Music of Carl Vine. This book has been written by Professor Rhoderick McNeill, Head, School of Arts and Communication at the University of Southern Queensland.

Carl Vine is one of Australia’s great composers. He has been writing music for over forty years. His works include 7 Symphonies, 5 String Quartets, Concertos for Violin, Oboe, Piano (2) and Cello and his much awaited new work Five Hallucinations (2016) for Trombone and Orchestra. His compositions also include major works for the piano, choral, chamber and orchestral music. He is also well known for his ballet and film music including The Tempest and The Battlers.

Vine’s music has been examined by Rhoderick McNeill in this new Wildbird publication. McNeill is particularly known for his book The Australian symphony from Federation to 1960.  A large number of musical examples have been included throughout the book to enable music students, teachers and the interested public to see the key features of Vine’s creative world. Written by leading authorities on Australian music, books in the Australian Composers series are an important resource designed for all music students and teachers, university students and libraries interested in the work of Australia’s leading composers.





13 Apr

Wildbird Music around the web

Wildbird recently started a Facebook page to keep in touch about our activities. We’ll be announcing new releases in our book and music score catalogues, as well as any special offers that might be available.  We’ll share news from our authors and composers, and information about any performances, broadcasts and reviews related to our collection. We post about once a week, so you can Like our page with the assurance that we won’t clog your feed!  We welcome you to stay in touch, ask any questions, and drop by if you have any feedback about our publications – our authors and composers would love to hear from you.


We’re also now on Google+ – we’ll be sharing general announcements and new releases at that platform.


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