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Bass Instincts

The bass recorder is an exquisite instrument that has evolved from its humble consort roots into a virtuosic solo instrument. It possesses a beautifully deep, earthy tone, with mellow and haunting characteristics. Alicia Crossley, one of Australia's leading recorder players, presents an exciting program of new Australian works.

The instrument sings with a natural lyricism that can effortlessly morph into agitated and textural soundscapes. It is these unique musical qualities that are embraced and showcased in the compositions created for Bass Instincts.

With diverse compositions written by some of Australia’s leading female composers, Bass Instincts explores the instinctual musicality, versatility and virtuosity of this unique instrument.


Alicia Crossley

Alicia Crossley is one of Australia’s leading recorder players. She performs a wide variety of repertoire from renaissance dance tunes to contemporary electro-acoustic works with a particular interest in bass recorder repertoire.

Track Listing

    Sylvan (Holly Harrison)

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  2. II.
  3. III.
  4. Lost in the Darkness (Fiona Hill)
  5. Alhekulyele Anne Boyd
  6. Inhaltations Alice Chance
  7. Before You (Lisa Cheney)
  8. Vibration Mediation Amanda Cole
  9. The Clockmaker Jessica Wells



Anne Boyd

Anne Boyd enjoys a distinguished career as a composer and music educator. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a BA Hons in Music degree in 1967 and from the University of York in England with a PhD in composition in 1972.

Amanda Cole

Amanda Cole has performed to critical acclaim in Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. Her recording of Portuguese Art Song (Ode Records) drew high praise from the Journal of Singing (USA) and the Camoes Institute of Portugal.

Where to buy

Bass Instincts is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Bass Instincts is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
September 2021
© 2021 Alicia Crossley
℗ 2021 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 624
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574062427