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Margaret's book:

In April 2017 Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle performed by Baritone Martin Cooke and the composer, was aired in two half-hour programs on Sydney radio station FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM. The DVD of these songs is now available. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

September 2017: Margaret travels to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Choir at 7.30pm on the 14th of September in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir will be recording the cycle for PARMA recordings. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.

 


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JUNIOR TRAX - Easy Piano Arrangements

This book replaces the earlier edition entitled 'Favourite Songs from Kidz TV'

Featuring:

  • Early grade pieces arranged for both hands simultaneously
  • Easy reading with the interval approach
  • An interesting new skill in each tune
  • Gently graded material
  • Included single-line duets.

Imaginative arrangements of young children's favourite songs from Australian early childhood programs. Designed to follow on from the Junior Primer, the pieces in this book present extra two-handed practice taking the skills gained in the Junior Primer to the next level.

Melodies remain within five-finger hand positions, along the white note groups in the keys of C and G. Suitable for the transition period from Junior Primer to Book 1A of the Contemporary Piano Method. Also popular with beginner adult students requiring materials to encourage reading accuracy, technical fluency and boost their confidence in the early stages of learning.

Contents A) Traditional favourites:

'Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star', 'I am a Fine Musician', 'London Bridge is Falling Down', 'Two Fat Gentlemen', I Love Little Pussy', 'Little Bo Peep', 'Warm Kitty, Soft Kitty', 'Five Little Ducks', 'Mister Frog', 'Said the Kind Kangaroo',
'Hush-a-bye, Don't You Cry'.

B) Tunes composed by Margaret Brandman:

'Come Clap Your Hands', 'Scooting, Riding, Skating',
'Jingle Jangle', 'The Jumping Flea'.