By the Winding River: songs from old Chinese Poems by Lachlan Brown

In the tradition of Gustav Mahler’s The Song of the Earth, Lachlan Brown weaves a series of ancient Chinese poems into a modern song cycle.

The performers are soprano Jenna Roubos, tenor Lyndon Green, violinist George Vi, and pianist Len Vorster. With the distinctive lilt of songs in the style of Mahler and his early 20th century colleagues, the music of By the Winding River captures age-old themes of wonder, family life, enjoying nature, ennui, and despair.


Len Vorster

Len Vorster is one of Australia's finest accompanists and is artistic director of Classical Palette (a series of Naxos recordings devoted to contemporary music), of the Schirmer Ensemble, and of Port Fairy Spring Music Festival.

Lyndon Green

Melbourne-born tenor Lyndon Green is a regular guest of Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and maintains a busy performance schedule.

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. Chang’s Hermitage Lachlan Brown
  2. Green Jade Plum Trees in Spring Lachlan Brown
  3. Spring Festival Lachlan Brown
  4. Fisherman Lachlan Brown
  5. Farewell once more to my friend Lachlan Brown
  6. We Are Apart Lachlan Brown
  7. An Excuse for not returning the visit of a friend Lachlan Brown
  8. Snow Storm Lachlan Brown
  9. The Spring will never reach me Lachlan Brown
  10. By the winding river Lachlan Brown
  11. A walk in the Country Lachlan Brown
  12. The House by the River Lachlan Brown
  13. South Wind Lachlan Brown



Lachlan Brown

Lachlan Brown is an Australian composer writing Impressionist and Romantic music, influenced by composers such as Mahler, Debussy and Delius. He particularly loves to write for harp, soprano, chamber ensembles and wordless choir.

Where to buy

By the Winding River: songs from old Chinese Poems by Lachlan Brown 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
April 2024
© 2024 Lachlan Brown
℗ 2024 Move Records
Australian, Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 652
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574065220