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Bright Tracks

Winner of the 1998 ABC Classic FM "Listeners' Choice" Award, this double CD set brings together chamber music by Brenton Broadstock, one of Australia's most well- established and respected composers.

Winner of the 1998 ABC Listener's Choice Award!

This double CD set brings together chamber music by Brenton Broadstock, one of Australia's most well- established and respected composers.

From the earlier works 'Beast from Air', 'Aureole 3', 'String Quartet' and 'Aureole 4' to the more recent 'Dying of the Light',' 'I touched your glistening tears...', 'The Clear Flame Within' and 'Bright Tracks', Broadstock maintains a direct, uncluttered and lyrical style, in which his social conscience remains a vital element.

Includes award winning pieces:

'Bright Tracks', featuring soprano Merlyn Quaife was awarded the illustrious Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize in 1994.

'Beast From Air' was performed at the ISCM World Music Days in Hong Kong in 1988.

'The Dying of the Light' was awarded the 1997 Jean Bogan Prize for solo piano.

'I touched your glistening tears ...' was recently awarded the Michelle Morrow Memorial Composition Award sponsored by the Anti-Cancer Council.


Brenton Broadstock

Brenton Broadstock is now one of Australia's most well established, respected and successful mid-generation composers.

Press quotes

“Brenton Broadstock is a quiet achiever as this extensive and superbly presented anthology makes clear. His music is at its best when his social conscience reacts to people; his multiply handicapped son, say, or a person living with AIDS. In these cases a tenderness both harmonic and melodic comes to the fore and the listener is left beguiled and touched. A wide variety of local artists give consistently fine performances.”

— Tony Way, The Age - Green Guide

“Deeply serious and intensely personal, Broadstock's music can connect so directly that poignancy approaches pain.”

— Andrew Scott, The Sunday Age

“they give a good perspective on Broadstock's development, especially the more expressive, lyrical elements of it, and reward careful listening.”

— Kim Lockwood, Herald Sun

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Clear Flame Within Brenton Broadstock
  2. Aureole 3 Brenton Broadstock
  3. In the Silence of Night Brenton Broadstock
  4. Bright Tracks Brenton Broadstock
  5. At the going down of the sun Brenton Broadstock
  6. Aureole 4 Brenton Broadstock

Disc 2

  1. All That is Solid Melts into Air Brenton Broadstock
  2. Dying of the Light Brenton Broadstock
  3. Fourteenth Station of the Cross Brenton Broadstock
  4. Beast From Air Brenton Broadstock
  5. I touched your glistening tears ... Brenton Broadstock
  6. String Quartet #2 Brenton Broadstock


Where to buy

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

Bright Tracks 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
Martin Wright
Vaughan McAlley
Melba Hall (tracks 6 and 2-6)
Release date
© 1998 Brenton Broadstock
℗ 1998 Move Records
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3204
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574320428