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Having been selected to record the new Diamond Jubilee song, ‘Stronger As One’, Britain’s most exciting new soprano, Laura Wright celebrates the very best of British with her new album, 'Glorious'.‘Glorious’ will leave even the most faint hearted Brit brimming with patriotic pride; containing beautiful arrangements of some of Britain’s most cherished songs, old and new, Laura’s second studio album celebrates and commemorates the Diamond Jubilee.'Glorious' takes you on a symphonic journey through elegant tracks like the classic 'Born Free', packed with cinematic presence and stunning string score, to the elevating horns and rhythm of sporting masterpiece 'Chariots Of Fire'. In a fitting tribute to HM the Queen, the lead single is the new Commonwealth Diamond Jubilee anthem, ‘Stronger As One’ - a track that awakes a sense of British pride with its strong melody and uplifting lyrics.Track Listing1. Jerusalem2. Sanctus3. The White Cliffs Of Dover4. Race To The End5. Danny Boy6. Born Free7. Stronger As One8. A Red Red Rose9. I Vow To Thee My Country10. The Rose11. Land Of Hope And Glory12. Benedictus13. Bolero – Flame Of Love (Bonus Track)
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There is no finer introduction to classical music than these iconic works for children, featuring first-rate music for orchestra with an accompanying narration.ABC Kids celebrities Justine, Jay and Georgie bring their acting skills and great sense of fun to the stories of Babar the Elephant, Sebastian the Fox, Peter and the Wolf, and Nick Enright’s Carnival of the Animals. These recordings from the TSO and ASO bring out all the colour and excitement of this highly characterful and descriptive music. You’ll recognise the tunes – relish the opportunity to introduce a new generation of young listeners to this captivating experience!They have introduced generations of young people to the joys and wonder of classical music, and now the immortal Tubby the Tuba, Ravel’s Mother Goose and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra are given an ABC Classic FM twist! This all-new recording features narrations by Classic FM Breakfast host Emma Ayres (Tubby the Tuba), Marian Arnold from Your Requests (Mother Goose), and afternoons star Christopher Lawrence (Young Person’s Guide). Following the 2009 success of Carnival of the Animals, this album is sure to captivate the whole family.Track ListingThe Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra CD 1A journey of musical discovery to make your imagination take flight!BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the OrchestraRAVEL Mother Goose SuiteKLEINSINGER Tubby the TubaSydney Symphony OrchestraBenjamin Northey conductorTasmanian Symphony OrchestraMarc Taddei conductorNarrated by Christopher Lawrence, Marian Arnold and Emma AyresCarnival of the Animals 2CDA grand parade of magical, musical animals.SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the AnimalsDREYFUS Sebastian the FoxPROKOFIEV Peter and the WolfPOULENC Babar the ElephantAdelaide Symphony OrchestraDavid Stanhope conductorTasmanian Symphony OrchestraKenneth Young conductorNarrated by Justine Clarke, Jay Laga’aia and Georgie Parker
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Following the success of Mad Rush: the Piano Music of Philip Glass, Sally Whitwell takes us on a journey through the magical worlds of movies that have touched our hearts. Gently seductive, teasingly affectionate, starkly beautiful, this enchanting album captures in music the unforgettable characters – good, bad and awkward – whose lives and loves have shaped the great films of our time, from Amélie, The Hours and Portrait of a Lady to Twin Peaks and The Hunger.    Get the full album booklet here --> https://www.box.com/s/51930c475cf545abcc43     Listen to Russian Rag here:   THE GOOD 1 ROTA Gelsomina LA STRADA 2 NYMAN Candlefire THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK 3 SATIE Gnossienne No. 1 THE PAINTED VEIL 4 GLASS I’m Going to Make a Cake / The Poet Acts THE HOURS 5 SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat major, D899 THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY 6 NYMAN Big My Secret THE PIANO   THE BAD 7 BADALAMENTI L’Exécution THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN 8 BADALAMENTI Falling TWIN PEAKS 9 DELIBES Flower Duet from Lakmé THE HUNGER 0 DEBUSSY Clair de lune OCEAN’S ELEVEN 10 HAYDN Adagio e cantabile from Piano Sonata in E-flat major INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE 11 YARED C’est le vent, Betty BETTY BLUE   THE AWKWARD 12 D’ALESSIO Title Music DELICATESSEN 13 BACH Prelude in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I BAGDAD CAFÉ 14 TIERSEN Six Pieces for Piano, Volume 2 (Selections) AMÉLIE 15 KATS-CHERNIN Russian Rag MARY AND MAX   EPILOGUE 16 MORRICONE The Good, the Bad and the Ugly THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY   Sally Whitwell piano, toy piano, harpsichord, recorder and melodica      
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Every Sunday evening on ABC Classic FM, Stephen Watkins presents ‘For the God Who Sings’: music that takes you on a spiritual voyage, inspired by the history and festivals of the world’s religions. This album will also take you on a journey, with highlights from the great traditions of sacred choral music, from the glory of Bach and Handel to the gentle beauty of Fauré and Tavener.Track Listing1. VIVALDI Nisi Dominus: Cum dederit dilectis suis somnum (For so he giveth his beloved sleep)2. HANDEL Messiah: Lift Up Your HeadsBACH Cantata BWV51 ‘Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen’:3. Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (Praise and Exaltation with Honour be to God)4. Alleluja5. BACH: Cantata BWV82 ‘Ich habe genug’: Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen (Sleep, dull eyes)6. HARRIS Bring Us, O Lord God7. TALLIS Spem in alium (I have never had hope in any but you)8. DURUFLÉ: Ubi caritas et amor (Where there is charity and love)9. FAURÉ Requiem: Agnus Dei10. VIVALDI Vestro Principi divino: Alleluia11. PERGOLESI Stabat mater: Stabat mater dolorosa (The mother stood weeping)12. HANDEL Messiah: For Unto Us A Child Is Born13. TAVENER Song Of The Angel14. MacMILLAN Christus vincit (Christ Conquers)15. HANDEL Messiah: Amen
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Think The Great Gatsby, Miss Phryne Fisher and the opulent, exciting world of The Roaring Twenties. The era where jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood and Art Deco was everywhere. Everything was new, everything was possible, and the good times were never going to end! This classic album of swingin’ tracks will take you back to the days when the Charleston ruled and the dance bands played all night.Track Listing1. Wabash Blues2. Ain't She Sweet3. Pour Danser Le Charleston4. I Wanna Be Loved by You5. Let's Misbehave6. Sweet Georgia Brown7. If You Knew Susie8. What A Day9. Feelin' No Pain10. He's The Last Word11. That's My Weakness Now12. Who?13. Muddy Water14. Smile15. Davenport Blues16. Changes17. Masculine Women and Feminine Men18. Toot, Toot, Toosie! (Goo'bye)19. Whispering20. Valencia21. Mean To Me22. Waitin' For Katie
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Think The Great Gatsby, Miss Phryne Fisher and the opulent, exciting world of The Roaring Twenties. The era where jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood and Art Deco was everywhere. Everything was new, everything was possible, and the good times were never going to end! This classic album of swingin’ tracks will take you back to the days when the Charleston ruled and the dance bands played all night.Track Listing1. Melancholy Lou2. Singin' In The Rain3. Sunny side Up4. Happy Feet5. Varsity Drag6. I'm Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston7. Happy Days Are Here Again8. Footloose9. China Boy10. Whiteman Stomp11. Doo Wacka Doo12. Runnin' Wild13. I'm Coming, Virginia14. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along15. All I Want Is Just One16. Ukelele Lady17. 'Way Down Yonder In New Orleans18. Swingin' Down The Lane19. Crazy Rhythm20. Sugar21. Crazy Words, Crazy Tune22. Red Hot Chicago
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Timeless music of a timeless land: the songs of Ireland are as beautiful as the land itself. Rich green hills and glens, rugged windswept coasts, ancient rivers and misty lakes: it’s all there in the music, in the tunes that laugh and tease, weep and mourn, comfort and caress. From fiddle, harp and tin whistle to the glory of the full symphony orchestra, with voices clear as a mountain stream, this magical collection of Irish melodies will refresh, uplift and inspire you.Over four hours of enchanting Irish tunes, including:• Danny Boy• Galway Bay• She Moved through the Fair• I Dreamt That I Dwelt in Marble Halls• When Irish Eyes Are Smiling• The Mountains of Mourne• My Wild Irish Rose• Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms• Carrickfergus• Fear an Bhata (The Boatman)• It’s a Long Way to Tipperary• Star of the County Down• The Cliffs of Dooneen• The Harp That Once through Tara’s Halls• The Last Rose of Summer• The Minstrel Boy• The Salley Gardens
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Internationally-acclaimed baritone José Carbó is joined by Australia’s favourite guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, for the release of this highly passionate album of Latin-American repertoire. Track Listing 1 MORES Uno (One) 2 PIAZZOLLA Ave Maria (Hail Mary) 3 LARA Granada 4 MORES En esta tarde gris (On this grey afternoon) 5 GARDEL Mi Buenos Aires querido (My beloved Buenos Aires) 6 LACALLE Amapola (Poppy) 7 VILLOLDO El Choclo 8 PIAZZOLLA Los pajaros perdidos (The lost birds) 9 FILIBERTO Caminito (Little path) 10 SOROZÁBAL ¡No puede ser! (It can’t be!) 11 GARDEL El día que me quieras (The day you love me) 12 GREVER Júrame (Promise me) 13 MORES Adiós (Goodbye) 14 PIAZZOLLA Oblivion
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A celebration of the splendour and passion of the tenor voice. Classic recordings of best-loved arias from the great tenors of the past and the stars of today. Track Listing: CD1 1 LUCIANO PAVAROTTI Nessun dorma! from Turandot 2 GIACOMO ARAGALL De' miei bollenti spiriti from La traviata 3 FRANCO CORELLI E lucevan le stelle from Tosca 4 NEIL SHICOFF Lensky’s Aria from Eugene Onegin 5 CARLO BERGONZI Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci 6 THOMAS EDMONDS La fleur que tu m'avais jetée from Carmen 7 ANTHONY ROLFE JOHNSON Waft Her, Angels, through the Skies from Jephtha 8 JOSÉ CARRERAS Pourquoi me réveiller? from Werther 9 JOSEPH CALLEJA Spirto gentil from La favorita 10 JUSSI BJÖRLING Ch'ella mi creda from The Girl of the Golden West 11 JOSÉ CURA Donna non vidi mai from Manon Lescaut 12 JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ Una furtiva lagrima from The Elixir of Love 13 BENIAMINO GIGLI Salve dimora from Faust 14 ROSARIO LA SPINA Addio, fiorito asil from Madama Butterfly 15 KENNETH COLLINS Di' tu, se fedele from A Masked Ball 16 MARCELO ÁLVAREZ Di quella pira from Il trovatore CD2 1 PLÁCIDO DOMINGO The Legend of Kleinzach from The Tales of Hoffmann 2 BRUNO PREVEDI Amor ti vieta from Fedora 3 BEN HEPPNER Siegmund heiß ich from The Valkyrie 4 MARIO DEL MONACO Fra poco a me ricovero from Lucia di Lammermoor 5 JAMES McCRACKEN O tu che in seno agli angeli from The Force of Destiny 6 GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO Niun mi tema from Otello 7 MARK TUCKER Tu se’ morta from L'Orfeo 8 JON VICKERS Celeste Aida from Aida 9 ROLANDO VILLAZÓN L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra 10 PAUL AGNEW Lieux funestes from Dardanus 11 DAVID HOBSON Che gelida manina! from La bohème 12 ALFREDO KRAUS Di rigori armato il seno from Der Rosenkavalier 13 PETER ANDERS Ach, so fromm! from Martha 14 MARIO LANZA La donna è mobile from Rigoletto 15 ROY BEST Mamma, quel vino è generoso from Cavalleria rusticana 16 FRITZ WUNDERLICH Granada
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David Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes' one-off duet from Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers became one of the most-played tracks in Australian recording history, topping the Classic 100 Opera survey and featuring in countless CD compilations. Their 2009 tour and album You’ll Never Walk Alone met with such success that the popular operatic superstars have again joined forces to tour and record: this time, a live album full of fun, laughter and fabulous singing! Treat yourself to this special Deluxe Edition, containing both the new album, Live in Concert, and the chart-topping You’ll Never Walk Alone. Highlights of a luminous album include Puccini’s O Mimi, tu piu non torni, Bizet’s Pearl Fishers Duet, Celtic Medley, and sfun-filled versions of Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Well Did You Evah! Track Listing: LIVE IN CONCERT Australian Folk Song Medley: 1 South Australia 2 Ryebuck Shearer 3 Click Go the Shears 4 Waltzing Matilda 5 SCHUMANN Widmung (Dedication) 6 DE CURTIS Non ti scordar di me (Don’t forget me) 7 HANDEL Ombra mai fù 8 BELLINI Malinconia, Ninfa gentile (Melancholy, gently Nymph) Celtic Medley: 9 Raglan Road 10 Cockles and Mussels 11 Skye Boat Song 12 Loch Lomond 13 The Wee Cooper o’ Fife 14 PUCCINI E lucevan le stelle (And the stars were shining) 15 TOSTI Vorrei morire! (That’s when I’d wish to die) 16 BONONCINI Per la gloria d’adorarvi (For the glory of adoring you) 17 WAGNER O du, mein holder Abendstern (O thou, my evening star) 18 RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN You’ll Never Walk Alone YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE 1 You’ll Never Walk Alone 2 All Through the Night 3 The Holy City 4 Amazing Grace 5 O Holy Night 6 Hallelujah 7 Panis angelicus 8 The Lord’s Prayer 9 Poor Wayfaring Stranger 10 Battle Hymn of the Republic 11 Abide with Me 12 Morning Has Broken 13 I’ll Walk with God 14 Ave Maria 15 The Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth 16 Go,Tell It on the Mountain
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A celebration of the soaring beauty of Irish folk music, performed by the top female singers of the Celtic world. There can be few more haunting and evocative sounds in all of music than that of the female Celtic folksingers, their voices drifting out of some mystical past and being reborn on iPods in the present. Celtic Divas showcases some of the biggest names in Irish, English and Scottish music in songs that emerge from the timeless and windswept landscapes of an ancient world that still live on in the modern imagination. It begins with the incredible Irish duo Lumiere, featuring Eilis Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon, and from there it’s as if each track, from Norianna Kennedy’s Diamantina Drover to Nicola Joyce’s As Deep as the Ocean, speaks of a beauty and a poignancy of nations steeped in love, loss and joy.
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This recording is unique. It combines the sounds of two instruments which are almost as far removed culturally as possible within the panoply of musical traditions of the world. The instruments are the shakuhachi and the concert harp.Riley Lee and Marshall McGuire first performed together for the Sydney Spring Festival of New Music in 1996, playing works by Anne Boyd. Two of her pieces are included on this recording, Goldfish through Summer Rain and Cloudy Mountain. Both of these compositions were originally composed for the Western transverse flute and piano. Upon hearing the harp and shakuhachi combination, Anne Boyd stated that this was exactly the sound she had in mind when composing the pieces.