Light On The Edge

The landscape and atmosphere of Australia come to life in this varied collection of solo and chamber guitar works by Australian composer, Philip Houghton.

Showcasing his talents in guitar composition, several of the tracks also include the sounds of harp, didjeridu, bass guitar, environmental sounds and violin.

“in listening to his music for this instrument one does regularly feel in the presence of an original and genuinely poetic imagination.”

Andrew Ford, ABC 24 Hours

Artist

Phillip Houghton

Phillip Houghton's guitar music has been performed and recorded by leading musicians, including John Williams and Timothy Kain, who recently recorded his Three Duets. Some 20 of his guitar solos, published by Moonstone Music, are on the national music syllabus (AMEB) and is also represented in the new Benjamin Verdery Guitar Series for Frederick Harris Publishers.


Press quotes

“rewarding and stimulating listening.”

The Canberra Times

“in listening to his music for this instrument one does regularly feel in the presence of an original and genuinely poetic imagination.”

— Andrew Ford, ABC 24 Hours

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Cave Painting Phillip Houghton
  2. Opals Phillip Houghton

  3. Black Opal
  4. Water Opal
  5. White Opal
  6. Fantasia Phillip Houghton
  7. God of the Northern Forest Phillip Houghton
  8. Two Night Movements Phillip Houghton

  9. Full Moon
  10. Banshee
  11. Brolga Phillip Houghton
  12. Stele & Web Phillip Houghton

  13. Stele
  14. Web
  15. The Light on the Edge Phillip Houghton

  16. Yin - the light in the earth
  17. Rim - the light on the edge
  18. Turquoise Sea - glides at night like liquid black opal
  19. Spiralling Blue Flame - the sky is allive

Performers

Where to buy

Light On The Edge can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

This recording project has been assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

List price
$25.00 AUD
Thanks to
Australia Council
Release date
December 1996
Copyright
© 1996 Z.O.O. D U O
Phonogram
℗ 1996 Move Records
Categories
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3194
Alternate catalogue number
MD3194
Barcode
EAN 9314574319422