Wildbird Music https://wildbirdmusic.com.au Music & Books Sun, 26 Aug 2018 23:28:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-WB_site-icon-32x32.png Wildbird Music https://wildbirdmusic.com.au 32 32 Two new score publications https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2018/08/two-new-score-publications/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:34:02 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1211 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.

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‘The Music of Carl Vine’ by Rhoderick McNeill reviewed in Limelight Magazine https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2018/03/the-music-of-carl-vine-by-rhoderick-mcneill-reviewed-in-limelight-magazine/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:00:08 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1191 In the September 2017 issue of Limelight Magazine Will Yeoman reviewed the fourth volume of Wildbird’s Australian Composers series, The Music of Carl Vine by Rhoderick McNeill.  Yeoman writes:

This is a fascinating and highly readable account of Vine’s compositional and stylistic development over the course of some four decades of sustained work in a diverse range of genres.  As such, it is as clear and thorough an overview to the unique sound-world of one of our greatest living composers as one could wish for.

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‘The Music of Carl Vine’ by Rhoderick McNeill reviewed in ‘The Studio’ https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2018/03/the-music-of-carl-vine-by-rhoderick-mcneill-reviewed-in-the-studio/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 23:00:37 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1187

The Music of Carl Vine by Rhoderick McNeill received a review in the May 2017 issue of The Studio (Vol.23 No.2), the journal of the Music Teachers’ Association of NSW. Reviewer Dr Rita Crews writes:

This book is most highly recommended and provides an accurate and valuable contribution to the study of the complex but distinctive style of Carl Vine featuring numerous musical examples that illustrate the various references made in the text.

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‘The Music of Carl Vine’ by Rhoderick McNeill reviewed by Peter Campbell in Context journal https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2018/03/the-music-of-carl-vine-by-rhoderick-mcneill-reviewed-by-peter-campbell-in-context-journal/ Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:40:49 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1185 The Music of Carl Vine by Rhoderick McNeill was reviewed in Context journal, Issue 42 (2017) by Peter Campbell, who writes:

This is a wonderful addition to the output of Wildbird Music, an organisation taking up the reigns from the mainstream publishing houses that are rarely bringing forth such volumes these days.
McNeill has succeeded in providing us with a rich reading of all the major compositions across Vine’s career so far, an output deserving of such attention and even greater prominence in Australia’s musical story.

Read the full review via the Context website.

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Metamorphosis https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2017/09/metamorphosis/ Mon, 04 Sep 2017 05:18:43 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1173 Opera Australia has announced that Brian Howard‘s opera Metamorphosis will receive a new production in the 2018 season.

This will be the fourth production of this opera after Nigel Triffitt (VSO) Melbourne, Graeme Murphy (OA) Sydney and John Milson (WAAPA) Perth.

Metamorphosis will be staged in Sydney on 26, 27, 28 and 29 September 2018 and in Melbourne on 25, 26 and 27 October 2018.

The new production will be directed by Tama Matheson with set and costumes by Mark Thompson.

Paul Fitzsimon will conduct with Simon Lobelson, Julie Lea Goodwin, Christopher Hillier, Taryn Fiebig, Adrian Tamburini and Benjamin Rasheed as the cast.

Find out more from Opera Australia: https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/metamorphosis-sydney

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Rhoderick McNeill and Carl Vine on ABC RN The Music Show https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2017/07/rhoderick-mcneill-and-carl-vine-on-abc-rn-the-music-show/ Sun, 02 Jul 2017 01:30:30 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1164 Recently Rhoderick McNeill, author of The Music of Carl Vine, and the composer Carl Vine himself were invited to talk about the book with Andrew Ford on ABC Radio National’s The Music Show. During the show several movements from Vine’s Anne Landa Preludes are played, as well as an excerpt from the April 2017 recording of Five Hallucinations, concerto for trombone, played by Michael Mulcahy with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Wigglesworth.  The show aired on Sunday 2nd July 2017; you can listen to the show online at the following link: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/music-of-carl-vine/8668152

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Rhoderick McNeill on Carl Vine for AMC’s Resonate https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2017/02/rhoderick-mcneill-on-carl-vine-for-amcs-resonate/ Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:48:42 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1105 Rhoderick McNeill, author of new Wildbird release The Music of Carl Vine recently published an article on the Australian Music Centre’s Resonate online magazine about Carl and about writing the book.  Read the article here:

http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/article/new-book-the-music-of-carl-vine-wildbird

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New Release: ‘The Music of Carl Vine’ by Rhoderick McNeill https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2017/02/new-release-the-music-of-carl-vine/ Thu, 02 Feb 2017 22:00:40 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1095 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.

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Wildbird books and scores now available from the Australian Music Centre https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2017/01/wildbird-books-and-scores-now-available-from-the-australian-music-centre/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:00:00 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1103 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.

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‘The Music of Nigel Butterley’ by Elliott Gyger reviewed by Timothy McKenry in Context Journal https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/2016/12/the-music-of-nigel-butterley-by-elliott-gyger-reviewed-by-timothy-mckenry-in-context-journal/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:00:56 +0000 https://wildbirdmusic.com.au/?p=1107 The Music of Nigel Butterley by Elliott Gyger received a review in Context journal, Issue 40 (2015).  Reviewer Timothy McKenry writes:

The Music of Nigel Butterley provides scholars of Australian music with an invaluable resource that functions to contextualise, analyse and even advocate for Butterley’s music.

Read the full review via the Context website.

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