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The ghost of Grainger floats up from West Terrace (via mechanical piano) to set the scene for this delightful morning: twenty living fingers will tickle the goanna with some of his best-known tunes and folk-song arrangements; Berio turns folksy, too, in his most delicious and hummable score; and, to begin, the gracious, rarely heard progeny of friends Judith Wright and Margaret Sutherland.


Jack Symonds, conductor
Jessica Aszodi, soprano
Geoffrey Collins, flute
John Gaden, poetry
Jason Noble, clarinet
Claire Edwardes, percussion
Amanda Grigg, percussion
Suzanne Handel, harp
Stephanie McCallum, piano
Jacob Abela, piano
James Wannan, viola
Blair Harris, cello
Flinders Quartet


Judith Wright (1915-2000): Birds (1953)

Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984): The World and the Child (1959)

Margaret Sutherland (1897-1984): Six Songs (1950/1962)

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Country Gardens (1908-1936)

Grainger: Harvest hymn (1932)

Grainger: The Lonely Desert-man sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes (1911-1954)

Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey (1913)

Grainger: Molly on the shore (1907)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003): Folk Songs (1964)


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