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Victorian Time Machine

The Victorian Time Machine, directed by Richard David Hames, was an instrumental and vocal ensemble which grew out of the Victorian College of the Arts. Composers on this disc are Guillaume Dufay, Richard David Hames, Barry Conyngham and James Fulkerson.

The Santa Maria Del Fiore Cathedral in Florence was the inspiration for "Nuper Rosarum Flores", a monody after Guillaume Dufay - for instrumental ensemble and early music consort (which is directed by Gerald English). Strong links between the original vocal piece and the new Hames work, both of which are concerned with musical space.

Barry Conyngham's "To Be Alone" is a expression of loneliness, on the isolating nature of the modern world.

The final work is "Music for Brass Instruments III" by James Fulkerson.


Track Listing

  1. Nuper Rosarum Flores (1436) Guillaume Dufay
  2. Nuper Rosarum Flores Richard David Hames
  3. To Be Alone - simultaneous solos for four performers and pre-recorded tape (1978) Barry Conyngham
  4. Music for Brass Instruments III - for twelve brass players (1978) James Fulkerson



Barry Conyngham

Born in Sydney Australia, Barry Conyngham has received numerous awards, prizes and grants for composition, including Churchill (1970), Harkness (1972-74), Australia Council (1974-5), and Senior Fulbright (1982) Fellowships. He has an ARIA, two Sounds Australian Critics Awards and two Maggs Awards.

Where to buy

Victorian Time Machine is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Victorian Time Machine 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
$20.00 AUD
Release date
© 1979 Move Records
℗ 1979 Move Records
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3028
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574302820