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Recorded live in concert at the Fitters workshop, Canberra on 29 April 2018 by ABC Classic FM. Producer Don Bate, Engineer Christian Huff-Johnston.
J.S. Bach: Actus Tragicus BWV 106, “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit”
Sonata for Viola da Gamba nr 3 BWV 1029
Kantate BWV 175, “Er rufet seinen Schafen”
Reflection (2008) "I wanted to keep this piece in one modality, without too much of a vertical sound, so that it is more melodic in each part. I like to call the music I perform contemporary modal music – based on modal melodic structures, opposed to the foundation of chord progression that underpins conventional Western music." - Racheal Cogan
Ad Mortem Festinamus or "We hasten towards death" from the late 14th Century Spanish manuscript, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. Performed by TRILLO an early music group based in Melbourne, Australia.
Early Instruments include: recorders, rebec, vielle, lute, harp, psaltery, percussion and voice.
Mariam, Matrem Virginem or "Praise Mary, the virgin mother" from the late 14th Century Spanish manuscript, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. Performed by TRILLO an early music group based in Melbourne, Australia.
Cuncti Simus Concanentes or "Let us sing together" from the late 14th Century Spanish manuscript, Llibre Vermell de Montserrat. Performed by TRILLO an early music group based in Melbourne, Australia.
Listen here for a recording of Felt (2018) for renaissance recorder quartet by composer Ryan Williams. Performers are Hannah Coleman, Ruth Wilkinson, Alexandra Bailliet-Joly and Ryan Williams.
François Couperin - Les Concerts Royaux (Royal Concerts) 1722
Deuxième concert- No. 2 in D Major
Performed by Alexandra Joly (Voice flute/recorder) and Ann Morgan on Harpischord.
Ofrenda by Mario Lavista
"Ofrenda" is a type of offering made at the festival of the dead. Mexican composer Mario Lavista was studying in Japan when he heard of a friend's tragic death, and wrote this composition as a outpouring of his grief and his "offering" to the soul of his friend.
This piece uses many extended techniques for the recorder, in particular multiphonics, singing at the same time as playing and the use of the highest register the recorder can reach that require the use of the performers leg to pitch the notes. These extended techniques convey the screaming, the pain and eventually the final acceptance of the death of a loved one.
Waterfall Way by Michaela Murphy
Upon finding out that the composer and performer grew up only two hours away from each other, Michaela composed Waterfall Way - the mid-point area between the two musicians.
This piece uses extended techniques for the recorder such as multiphonics, two recorders at the same time, singing through the recorder and finger vibrato.