A collection of twelve works brings together the banal and transcendent, juxtaposing music that is by turns deeply lyrical and ecstatically ludicrous. A highlight of the album is Elegy – In memoriam Rupert Brooke, by Australian soldier Frederick Septimus Kelly (arr. Hamilton) on the battlefields of Gallipoli and set here to words by Kelly’s close friend Rupert Brooke.
Jazz trumpeter James Morrison is the first of two guest artists, in his own composition Underwater Basket Weaving; percussionist Claire Edwardes features in Graham Lack’s titular A Reverie of Bone.
Reverie is a deeply engrossing journey through a kaleidoscope of contemporary culture, politics and sensibility; it’s also a celebration of the humour, nuance and sheer beauty of the human voice.
The Singing Politician
Prime Ministerial speeches set to music. A collaboration with our friends Topology.
The Australian Voices
The Australian Voices release the first CD under their new Artistic Director, Gordon Hamilton. This wild and beautiful mix of pieces traverses time and space - from ancient didgeridoo rhythms to Facebook to Franz Biebl with remnants of Nono and an amazing piece that slows down time. Featuring three carols including a beautiful arrangement of Silent Night, it's the perfect gift for Christmas. Released on the Warner Classics label - order now on iTunes. More...
Between Two Horizons
This compilation of stunning contemporary Australian music including Stephen Leek's breathtaking Glasshouses, My Country (set to text by Dorothea Mackellar) and the commissioned Muttaburra collection.
Sea Children features the title track by Daniel Walker, and more of TAV's favourite Australian choral music. Other repertoire includes: Geography Songs - Paul Stanhope, Verticle*Blue - Stephen Leek, The Shore - Sue Monk and Lachlan Hurse, Sky Song - Daniel Walker, To Rise - Damien Barbeler, and Leek's evocative Red Earth and High Places.
Great Southern Spirits
A magical blend of Australian folk and contemporary music from composers spanning the last 100 years. This recording features works by Stephen Leek, Percy Grainger, Peter Sculthorpe, John Nickson, Judith Clingan and James Lennox.
The Listening Land
One of the all-time favourite TAV albums including Albert Namatjira by Michael Atherton and The Inuit by Percy Grainger.
Ngana features works by seven young Australian composers, five of whom sang with The Australian Voices. Composers include Stephen Leek, Paul Stanhope, Daniel Walker, Jacqueline Atherton, Matthew Orlovich, Kathryn Reeves and Julian Callaghan. The chief work, Once on a Mountain, by Leek, won the Sounds Australian Critics Award in 1990 for Best Choral Work by an Australian Composer.
Sing My Soul
The Australian Voices, under the direction of reputed conductor Graeme Morton, demonstrate a fresh and vibrant interpretation of sacred music from Australia and around the globe with Sing My Soul. With works from Byrd and Poulenc through to Stephen Leek's imaginative and joyful settings of Australian Christmas pieces. To order your hard copies please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Millenium of Choral Music
Demonstrating choral and vocal techniques used from the Gregorian chant to contemporary Australian music. A Millennium of Choral Music accompanies an education kit, of the same name, specially designed by The Australian Voices for use in high schools and universities by students and teachers alike. This recording features works by Francis Poulenc, Antonio Lotti, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claude Debussy, Thomas Tallis, Daniel Walker and Stephen Leek.
A collection of brilliant live recordings of TAV in concert. Repertoire includes Kungala (Stephen Leek), Jezba (Daniel Walker), The Burning Thread (Mark Isaacs), Visions of Perfection (Stephen Leek) and more.