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We begin before time. Ritual chant from Arnhem Land carried by young Australians who, despite their age, are leaders in song and culture. Here, ancient rites morph into contemporary Australian song. And somewhere in between, a halo of sound from exquisite instruments, the flicker of time we call Western European culture. Traditional Yolgnu chant, contemporary songs by Emily Wuramarra and Yirrmal Markia, works by Bach, Mudarra, Simpson, and variations on Folia, Gaytas and others, performed by the Indigenous singers and entire instrumental ensemble.



John Rodgers (b. 1962) arr. E. Veltheim (b.1976): Carolling 1
Trad. Yolngu Chant

John Rodgers arr. E. Veltheim: Carolling 2
John Rodgers arr. E. Veltheim: Hear Me and Remember
Folia: Variations
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (ca. 1580-1651): Toccata prima
Christopher Simpson (1602/1606-1669): Prelude and Divisions upon a Ground in E minor
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): The Fairy-Queen: Prelude–Chaconne
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067
Alonso Mudarra (ca. 1510-1580): Fantasia que contrahaze la harpa en la manera de Ludovico
Emily Wuramarra (b. 1996) arr. E. Veltheim: Ngarrukwujenama
Passacaglia: Variations
Emily Wuramarra arr. E. Veltheim: Ementha-Papaguneray (Turtle Song)
Gaytas: Variations
Yirrmal Marika arr. A. Keller (b. 1973): Deep Blue Sea
John Rodgers arr. E. Veltheim: Carolling 3  
Trad. Yolngu Chant



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