ENGLISH SUITE IN A MINOR FOR PIANO
By Fritz Hart (1874-1949)
Edited by Richard Divall for the Australiana series from a manuscript in the State Library of Victoria, this attractive piano suite by Fritz Hart, dating from 1919, comprises five English renaissance-style dances.
SONATA NO. 1 FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (1911)
By Fritz Hart (1874-1949)
Edited by Richard Divall from a manuscript copy in the State Library of Victoria, this two-movement sonata (1911) is based on a sound knowledge of string technique.
SONATA FOR CELLO AND PIANO, OPUS 3 (1843)
By Charles Edward Horsley (1822-1876)
Edited by Richard Divall from a very rare Ewer and Co. imprint from the British Library, his three-movement sonata is one of Horsley’s finest.
MOTETTA QUATUOR VOCUM (1544)
By Simon Boyleau
The first modern edition of the motets of Simon Boyleau, published in Venice in 1544.
Simon Boyleau is one of a group of chapel masters from the Cathedral of Milan in the mid-sixteenth century who have been overshadowed by the more illustrious figures who frame the period: Franchino Gaffurius, who held the position for 38 years until 1522, and Vincenzo Ruffo, who held the position from 1563 until 1572. Boyleau was maestro di cappella in Milan from 1551 to 1557 and again from 1572 until 1577. He then moved to Turin where also was in charge of music at the cathedral until at least 1585. His earliest surviving music, the Motetta of 1544 attests to his ability as a composer and his absorption of contemporary compositional techniques based on pervasive imitation.
CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA IN D MINOR, OPUS 29 (1849)
By Charles Edward Horsley (1822–1876)
The first publication in the Australiana series is Charles Edward Horsley’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, opus 29 (1849), edited by Richard Divall. Horsley was a London-born German-trained composer who began an extended and influential stay in Australia in 1860. This work was composed in London in 1849 and was thought to be lost until performance parts in the Johann Secundus Kruse papers in the National Library of Australia were identified and edited by Divall for this important new critical edition.
24 SONATAS FOR 3 TRANSVERSE FLUTES WITHOUT BASS
By Michel’Angelo Vella (1710-92)
Edited by Richard Divall, these 24 sonatas (in 4 vols) for unaccompanied flute trio by 18th-century Maltese composer and priest, Michel’Angelo Vella, are characterized by a wealth of invention and rivalled only by those of Boismortier.
ERN MALLEY SONGS, SETTINGS OF THE DARKENING ECLIPTIC BY UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE COMPOSERS
Compiled and edited by Johanna Selleck
Song settings of the poetry of “Ern Malley” (James McAuley and Harold Stewart) by twenty-four composers associated, as staff or students, with the University of Melbourne, with a foreword by Stuart Greenbaum.
The composers represented in the volume are: Katy Abbott, Lorenzo Alvaro, Andrew Batterham, Brenton Broadstock, Barry Conyngham, Mark Elliott, Stuart Greenbaum, Elliott Gyger, David Howell, Raelene Howell, Annie Hsieh, William Hughes, Stephen Ingham, Linda Kouvaras, Christine McCombe, Sonoko Nishio, Andrián Pertout, Kevin Purcell, Johanna Selleck, Timothy Shawcross, Peter Tahourdin, Antonio Tenace, Adrian Vincent and Julian Yu.
Out of print