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Hymne à l’amour

Hymne à l’amour is an exquisite collection of art songs sung by soprano Siobhan Stagg and accompanied by Amir Farid. The songs illustrate the frailty of the human condition through flirtation, deep love and heartbreaking truths.

Cosmosis

The album explores the many combinations throat singing can be presented with. Dean Frenkel has combined his throat singing with a 27 piece childrens choir, guitar and mandolin, with Australian birds, with contemporary piano, in duet with vibraphone, and with a female vocal duo in song format.

Anna Magdalena Bach's Book

This very special disc from Australia's best known harpsichord virtuoso, Elizabeth Anderson, and her son, boy soprano, Jacob Lawrence features the much loved Anna Magdalena notebook including many well known tracks such as the timeless 'Bist du bei mir'.

Prism

Years in the making, the music on this debut album Prism blends thought-provoking lyrics with a strikingly original combination of classical, Celtic and jazz music with Spanish influences and Brazilian rhythms.

Tomorrow, just you wait and see

With favourites such as The white cliffs of Dover, Smile and I fall in love too easily, this beautiful duet album between pianist Tony Gould and vocalist Emma Gilmartin is a masterpiece in spontaneous musical invention to be enjoyed again and again. Just you wait and see!

Little Wing

An album full of tried-and-true jazz standards, fashioned around the singular theme of angels. With a top lineup, this wonderful CD features the talents of vocalist Debra Blaquiere, together with award-winning jazz pianist Joe Chindamo and his bass player extraordinaire, Phil Rex.

Ambient Voice

Ambient Voice features Dean Frenkel's haunting harmonic vocals strategically placed over and within the music of outstanding Australian composers, including Mark Clement Pollard, George Dreyfus, Andrew MacGregor and the group Invention in Time.

Serenades (Original Soundtrack)

Davood A. Tabrizi's haunting soundtrack to Mojgan Khadem's film 'Serenades' has been specially extended and developed in the studio to make listening to the album a satisfying experience on its own, away from the motion picture.

A Souldiers Resolution: The First Part of Ayres

Counter-tenor Christopher Field joins the outstanding viol player Miriam Morris to present Tobias Hume's The First Part of Ayres, the first collection of music to appear in England devoted exclusively to the lyra viol and bass viol.

A Shropshire Lad

Blake Fischer, with accompanist Claire Cooper won the 1998 Song Recital Award and here presents an exciting collection of English and American folk, traditional and art songs.

Prayer Dances

Recorded in the Concert Hall of the Faculty of Music, University of Newcastle, Christian Heim's debut Move CD features Nicholas Routley directing the Sydney Chamber Choir and Sprung Percussion in premiere performances of the two sacred Prayer Dances.

Australian Songs

This recording is a comprehensive collection of the vocal music of Richard Peter Maddox. It bears the impramatur of the composer (playing the Australian-designed Stuart & Sons piano), and he is joined by his talented brother Graham Maddox on oboe and Sydney-based vocalist, Samantha Smith.

Tyrannick Love

The Orpheus Ensemble with Vivien Hamilton. Songs for soprano, harpsichord, baroque cello (viol and baroque violins on occasion), each written for famous singers and actresses in popular Restoration dramas of late 17th century England.

ABC of American Art Song

Melanie Duncan blitzed the 1999 Mietta Song Recital Award, winning the Popular Choice award and the Musical Partnership with her accompanist Claire Cooper, in addition to the Award itself. This is her recital CD of 20th century American art song.

Via Frescobaldi

17th century Italian composer Girolamo Frescobaldi was conservative in style and yet an innovator in many ways. "La Romanesca" presents some of his improvisatory toccatas, imitative polyphonic instrumental music, and songs from his 'arie musicale' of 1630.

Adele Johnston sings Wagner and Korngold Lieder

This CD features the 1997 winner of the City of Melbourne Song Recital Award, Adele Johnston singing Korngold and Wagner lieder accompanied by Andrew Greene.

A Classic Case of Love

Love songs through the ages. A Classic Case of Love is a collection of intimate, embracing, exquisite and well-known melodies crossing many centuries expressing in all its variety the many flavours and colours of the experience of love.

Merry Christmas

Elizabeth Anderson and friends put a new twist into Christmas carols and CDs: eight Christmas tracks neatly packaged as a Christmas card with a vibrant front cover and room for a personal inscription.

John Heuzenroeder sings Mozart

Tenor John Heuzenoroeder, with pianist Jennifer Marten-Smith, performs both well-loved and rarely heard Mozart lieder. Winner of the 1996 City of Melbourne Song Recital Award.

Bolero

Douglas Lawrence and Elizabeth Anderson, organ duet. 'Bolero' features arrangements of classical favourites for four hands performed on the Melbourne Concert Hall Organ.

The Fair Dinkum Matilda

Songs of the Australian Bush, including the first ever recording of the original version of Waltzing Matilda. Another disc of Australian bush songs? You bet - and brought to life by one of Australia's most respected folk singers, Denis Gibbons.

Louise Page sings Richard Strauss

Soprano Louise Page, accompanied by pianist Phillipa Candy, performs a collection of lyrical, expressive and romantic songs by Richard Strauss. Winner of the 1995 City of Melbourne Song Recital Award.

What if a Day or a Month or a Year

Elizabethan lute songs and Ayres sung by founding member of the Deller Consort, Gerald English.

There is an Island

Australian history in a tuneful, dramatic cantata by Don Kay, depicting the short history of the demise of the full-blood Tasmanian Aboriginal race and the early convict days. Includes The Song of the Maypole.

Night and Dreams

Songs by Mozart, Schubert's Serenade and Nacht und Träume, plus some wonderful Spanish and Argentinian folksongs.

Iberian Triangle

La Romanesca presents a portrait of the musical diversity of Spanish song in the period immediately preceding both the great expulsion and Columbus' great voyages. Music of christian, moorish, jewish Spain before 1492.

Just For The Record

Renowned jazz singer Linda Cable performs a collection of scintillating moody ballads and up-tempo jazz songs.

Sydney Carter In Concert

Poet and songwriter Sydney Carter visited Australia in 1972. He gave concerts and workshops all over the country, and this recording captures one of those events in full.

A Florentine Annunciation

The Music of the Fourteenth Century Series presents some of the earliest and most significant polyphonic settings of the lyric poetry of the late middle ages. Music for the Feast of the Annunciation performed by Les Six.

I am Music

The Music of the Fourteenth Century Series presents some of the earliest and most significant polyphonic settings of the lyric poetry of the late middle ages. Songs by Landini performed by The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century.

Every Delight and Fair Pleasure

Music from northern Italy written between the second decade of the 14th century and the early years of the 15th century. Contains anonymous works from the Rossi manuscript and songs by Maestro Piero and Bartolino da Padova.

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Two Gentlemen of Verona is an anthology of recordings of the secular music of medieval France and Italy. This volume contains works by Jacopo da Bologna and Giovanni da Firenze.

Larry Sitsky: De Profundis

Features 'De Profundis' based on texts by Oscar Wilde, in addition to 'Violin Concerto No.2', 'Fantasia No.2' and 'Petra'.

Did you see the wind today?

Many of these songs will be remembered from the ABC's famous "Kindergarten of the Air" radio program. The 25 songs are relevant to a child's day, beginning at dawn and ending at bed-time.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The Choir of Ormond College presents a wonderfully varied selection of Christmas carols, 28 joyous tracks in all. Directed by Douglas Lawrence

Australia's Billy Williams

Recorded between 1907 and 1914, these 23 songs present a fascinating historical overview of the career of one of Australia's first pop recording stars.

Fly - An Australian Opera

Composed by Barry Conyngham, Fly tells the story of inventor and explorer Lawrence Hargraves. Performed by the Victoria State Opera.

Monodies

Music from 12th and 13th century Spain. Features songs by Martin Codax, Marcabru and other unknown composers.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

A favourite since 1968, this recording comes from Canada featuring the dramatic vocals of Rob Gillespie.

People Get Ready

A CD reissue of a live recording of Margaret Roadknight with band. The tracks were recorded at Frank Taylor's Folk Club, Melbourne, on 26 and 27 February 1973. The first twelve songs appeared on the original release of People Get Ready. Seven more songs were performed on the two nights that were recorded but never released until now.

The Present Tense: Songs of Sydney Carter

The songs of Sydney Carter are an enigma. To fit them neatly into one of the accepted categories – folk, religious, satire or protest is not adequate. They have depth, integrity, and make us face and question our innermost thoughts and conflicts. This is the man who wrote "Lord of the dance", but also "I want to have a little bomb like you".

Words, Love, Music: Sydney Carter

A selection of songs and poems by Sydney Carter performed by a variety of singers including Sheila Hancock and Jeremy Taylor, and featuring Sydney Carter himself.

Sing round the year

Carols are not just Christmas carols. A carol is a light, festive song to celebrate a Christian event and can be sung all round the year by young and old. Here are 18 carols selected, sung and played by Donald Swann.

Lotus Dreams

Since the release of Shu-Cheen's other CDs, Lotus Moon, Willow Spirit Song and Serenade with ABC Classics, many music lovers have suggested that they would like to hear her sing Lieder and other styles of repertoire. This CD is a collection of her favourite songs and ballads.

The Shepherd and the Mermaid

The winning combination of voice, clarinet and piano delighted intimate gatherings and inspired many lovely works… Australian Soprano, Elena Xanthoudakis is joined by clarinettist Jason Xanthoudakis and pianist Clemens Leske.

I Heard You Singing

This is Jonathan's first solo album. It contains many of his favourite songs from his favourite genre English art song.

Silver - celebrating 25 years

In 2012 one of Australia’s most-loved groups, Pot-Pourri, is celebrating 25 years! Silver is the group’s seventh recording and celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Fortune My Foe

This superb new song cycle by Roger Heagney sets the poetry of Graeme Ellis to music. Soprano Merlyn Quaife is joined by pianist Andrea Katz.

Burns and Beyond

This recording Burns and Beyond comprises a selection of songs written for voice and modern piano, and includes a performance of Percy Grainger's Three Scotch Folksongs which use ancient tunes of Scotland as inspiration.

The Magic of Operetta

Louise Page and Phillipa Candy's highly successful musical partnership of soprano and pianist has been delighting audiences for over a decade with varied and entertaining performances for groups such as Musica Viva, the ABC, and many other organisations throughout Australia

Magic Sounds

Magic Sounds traverses through many music genres - meditation, ambient, chill-out, fine world, soundtrack, spiritual (non-religious) and contemporary choral music.

Love Rhapsody

A passion for all kinds of love is conveyed in Emma Sidney's remarkable debut jazz CD Love Rhapsody. By song selection and interpretation, Emma leads you on a journey from one relationship to the next. With every emotive note you are drawn deep into her private world; intimately engaged one moment in the delight and ardour of love triumphant and in the next caught up in frustration, devastation and the rage of love lost.

Zalankara

Jeff Pressing's Zalankara is a multicultural symphony, a wide-ranging and ambitious work dedicated to the refugees and displaced people of the world.

titlewave

On their first disc for Move, titlewave, Loco Tempo (vocalist Colleen Hunt and pianist/arranger Rick Freeman) are joined by a first-rate jazz combo - including guitarist Mark Viggiani and trombonist Jordan Murray - in a collection of standards chosen because of their timeless quality.

Repose

Beautiful lullabies and cradle songs by Australian composers from 1890-1999. Featuring soprano Linda Thompson (Australian Opera and VSO Young Artist) and pianist Deviani Segal, this delightful collection features world premiere recordings of Australian lullabies and cradle songs.

Songs from Georgia

Unique because of its sound qualities, melodies, harmonies, polyphony and modes, Georgian music was declared by composer Igor Stravinsky to be a stimulus for the development of modern Western music. The Australian vocal ensemble Golden Fleece performs, collects, teaches and researches Georgian music and here paints a vivid portrait of a rich cultural heritage.

Maid in Sweden

The intimate sounds of the cabaret come to life in this collection of entertaining, humorous and seductive pieces from musical theatre, opera, operetta, cabaret and the jazz repertoire.

Senzenina

A wonderful program of much-loved favourites, including African melodies and chants. With stunning performances from past 'Singers of the Year'.

Great Southern Lands

Coinciding with the choir's concert tour of South Africa, this CD features an eclectic mix of new songs and old favourites.

Something Familiar! Something Peculiar!

For over ten years Pot-Pourri, one of Australia's most exciting and highly sought after performance groups have been committed to bringing a highly accessible and entertaining blend of musical theatre and opera to audiences both nationally and internationally.

Falling Through Time

All the colour and mystique of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance come alive with a presentation that is rich in music and drama.

Heritage

The Melbourne Welsh Male Voice Choir celebrate Victoria's architectural heritage in song.

Praise the Lord his Glories Show

Some of the finest sacred music ranging from 16th century through Baroque, Romantic to Afro-American spirituals performed by one of Melbourne's finest choirs.

Rhythm of Life

A delicious blend of highlights from Broadway shows, popular music theatre, traditional songs and operatic hits.

The Welsh in Australia, Volume 2

Volume two of Hymns and traditional Welsh songs in commemoration and celebration of St. David.

The Welsh in Australia, Volume 1

Hymns and traditional Welsh songs in commemoration and celebration of St. David.