Month: February 2012
#UWSMTeach Lecture 1 2012
We began our first lecture with half an hour of singing. We began with some warm-up scales to the 9th, which we did in canon and held notes to create chords and progressions. All by sign language – do, don’t talk. Students will turn off if you talk. Then we sang Bella Mama as a…
Resources for Drone & Chant, first lecture
In our lecture, we have sung through the Drone & Chant: Next, download this GarageBand file to improvise your own melody over the drone in A natural minor.
Symphonic Winds, extended virtuosic Brass, two Pianos eight hands. Passion was commissioned by MLC School and was premiered at the Sydney Opera House on May 21st, 2013. A recording will appear here soon. See also the resources page (Orff Conference 2013) for learning activities to do with this work.
Two pitched percussion instruments, any bass instrument. JamesHumbers · Cycles & Circles (two percussionists and bass instrument, performed by Ensemble Offspring) Commissioned by Ensemble Offspring for their Music to Infinity tour. In his programme notes, Damien Ricketson wrote: Cycles and Circles by Australian composer James Humberstone has been especially commissioned for this concert. The work is a welcome…
Junior brass ensemble with smaller professional ensemble and optional organ. Commissioned and premiered by MLC School at the Sydney Town Hall. Designed to encourage beginner brass players by coupling them with their teachers in performance. Download a sample of the score
Small Stars (2012)
Text by Khayshie Tilak-Ramesh. SSA Choir, String Orchestra. Commissioned and premiered by Girton Grammar School. Note: strings parts are for senior performers, but a piano reduction is available to replace strings. Click here to download the Small Stars Score