RICHARD MILLS (b.1949): Epithalamium, ANDREW SCHULTZ (b.1960): Études Espace I-III, GRAEME KOEHNE (b.1956): To His Servant Bach, God Grants a Final Glimpse: The Morning Star, Gothic Toccata, ROSS EDWARDS (b.1943): Dawn Canticle, Organmaninya, COLIN BRUMBY (b.1931): Assemblages, GEORGE THALBEN-BALL (1896-1987): Elegy, ALFRED HILL (1870-1960): Valse Triste, PHYLLIS BATCHELOR (1915-1999): When I was one-and-twenty, FRITZ HART (1874-1949): Fantasia in G Minor, PERCY GRAINGER (1882-1961): Children's March - "Over the hills and far away".
Catalogue Number: 01L108
Reference: PD 70001
Description: Eight world premiere recordings of music by Australian-born composers - five living blokes, four dead blokes and one dead sheila, to use the vernacular. Of the living, one might point out the intense energy of Koehne's Gothic Toccata and the otherworldly, ethereal Dawn Canticle by Edwards. The big Romantic piece is Hart's 12-minute Fantasia from 1912 while for fun, there are organist Bowman's transcriptions of a little piano piece by Hill (with cool organ special effects) and a song by Batchelor. Calvin Bowman (Grand organ of Melbourne Town Hall).