Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Favourite Aussie composition

I'm running a U3A Music Appreciation course, which I do for the first six weeks of Term 4 each year.This year we are investigating Australian Music.

It is disappointing to me that one of the very best Australian compositions is not available any more.

Malcolm Williamson's The Musicians of Bremen was written for The King's Singers to perform in Australia, which they did in 1972 and later recorded on their LP Contemporary Collection. But now the LP is no longer available and it never made it to CD.


I love this work and hope it may be rereleased. If this cannot be, I would at least hope that another Australian choral group, such as The Song Company would record it so that 21st century folk can enjoy it, too.