Benjamin Thorn

Benjamin Thorn is a composer and recorder player based in Armidale NSW. He has written music for a wide range of instrumental and vocal combinations but has gained greatest recognition for his works for the recorder. He edited the acclaimed two volume collection of mostly Australian recorder music ‘Recorders at large’ (Currency Press) and has edited various seventeenth century works for Saraband.

Benjamin Thorn is a composer and recorder player based in Armidale NSW. He has written music for a wide range of instrumental and vocal combinations but has gained greatest recognition for his works for the recorder. He edited the acclaimed two volume collection of mostly Australian recorder music ‘Recorders at large’ (Currency Press) and has edited various seventeenth century works for Saraband (three of which, by Strozzi and Caccini appear on this CD). He is currently involved in editing and producing music publications for Orpheus Music in Armidale.

He has performed as a soloist and with a number of groups around Australia, including with the Sydney Elizabethan Orchestra and the Renaissance Players. In 1993 he joined the trio Dolcimelo with Wayne Madden and fellow recorder player Christine lucerne. The group has performed concerts in Tasmania each year since then.

Benjamin Thorn is featured on the following titles

Songs of Love and Marriage

Performer: Recorders, Composer

Benjamin Thorn and Wayne Madden present a journey through 600 years of music on the theme of love. You'll find rarely heard works by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini as well as the more familiar music of Telemann and Ortiz.


Compositions by Benjamin Thorn also appear on

Phoenix Songs

Composer

Like the phoenix 'rising from the ashes', the recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself. Six of Australia's well-known contemporary composers pair the recorder with piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.