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Dances and Delights

Featuring premiere recordings of Australian and American works for the modern flute ensemble, this album is filled with sounds of spirit and serenity. Take a journey from waltzes and fancy two-steps to beautiful arrangements of the most memorable tunes ever written.

Compositions by legendary jazz pianist Tony Gould, and award-winning composers Daniel Dorff, Carolyn Morris and Adrienne Albert round out this disc in a delightful collection of silvery sweet sounds that you will come back to again and again.

Video: composed by James Mustafa and performed by the Monash University Flute Ensemble, a video was made during the recording session of this CD.


Monash University Flute Ensemble

The Monash University Flute Ensemble is directed by Peter Sheridan. The flautists perform on the wide array of instruments from the modern day flute ensemble (from piccolo to hyperbass flute).

Peter Sheridan

A specialist in low flutes (bass, contrabass and sub-contrabass flutes), performer Peter Sheridan has commissioned over seventy compositions for these unique instruments.

Track Listing

  1. Valsette Joachim Anderson
  2. Over The Rainbow Harold Arlen
  3. Consortium David Henderson

  4. Prelude
  5. Processional
  6. Romance
  7. A New Spring Day Tony Gould
  8. Visions of Grace Adrienne Albert
  9. Danse Fantastique, Op. 6: No. 11 Dmitri Shostakovich
  10. Portrait de l'homme du commun James Mustafa
  11. Brindavan Rika Ishige

  12. First movement
  13. Second movement
  14. Evening Prayer Houston Dunleavy
  15. Oceana Carolyn Morris
  16. My Heart Will Go On James Horner
  17. Fireworks Daniel Dorff



Joachim Anderson

Carl Joachim Andersen (29 April 1847 - 7 May 1909) was a Danish flutist, conductor and composer born in Copenhagen, son of the flutist Christian Joachim Andersen.

Harold Arlen

Harold Arlen wrote some of the greatest hits from the '30s and '40s, including the entire score to the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz.

David Henderson

David Henderson was born in Liverpool, England in 1942 and emigrated to Australia in 1968 to take up a position as clarinettist with the RAAF Central Band at Laverton, Victoria.

Tony Gould

Pianist and composer Tony Gould is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His career has embraced many styles of music, not least jazz and other improvisatory musics in addition to traditional and contemporary classical musics. He gives many concerts each year and for 50 years he has been involved in an extraordinary number of recording projects both as pianist and composer and has been at the forefront of music education in Australia via various tertiary institutions in Melbourne and throughout Australia.

Adrienne Albert

Adrienne Albert (born 1941) is an American composer living and working in Santa Monica, California.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (25 September 1906 – 9 August 1975) was a Soviet Russian composer and one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century.

James Mustafa

James Mustafa is a well-known Australian composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist. He is the founder and leader of the Melbourne Composers Big Band, artistic director of the Melbourne Big Band Festival, the sousaphonist of Horns Of Leroy, the Orchestral Manager and choral conductor of Sing Australia and is the composer/bandleader of the James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra.

Rika Ishige

Rika Ishige graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts majoring in composition.

Houston Dunleavy

Houston Dunleavy was born in Ulster and has a wide ranging career across the globe, as musician, conductor and composer.

Carolyn Morris

Carolyn Morris is an accomplished oboist, composer and pianist in the Melbourne area. She has studied at both he the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and the Victorian College for the Arts (University).

James Horner

James Roy Horner (14 August 1953 - 22 June 2015) was an American composer, conductor and orchestrator of film scores. He was known for the integration of choral and electronic elements, and for his frequent use of motifs associated with Celtic music.

Daniel Dorff

Daniel Dorff was born in New Rochelle, NY; acclaim came at age 18 with First Prize in the Aspen Music Festival's annual composers' competition for his Fantasy, Scherzo and Nocturne for saxophone quartet.

Where to buy

Dances and Delights is available for download from the iTunes Music Store.
It's available for streaming through Apple Music.

Dances and Delights 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 2017
© 2017 Move Records
℗ 2017 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3421
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574342123