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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.

 

Lyric Fantasy - For Piano and String Orchestra (published by Furore Music- Germany)


Furore Edition 2567. ISMN: 979-0-50012-362-0
Score price: 21,00 € FUE2567
Difficulty: medium difficulty
To hire these parts, please visit Furore Music. Price on application.

This contemporary yet listenable work, consists of two contrasting, yet unified, movements linked by the intertwining of thematic material. The piano part offers a chance for the soloist to explore sonorities tinged with jazzy overtones and virtuosic passages. The writing allows each of the stringed instruments to share in the melodies as well as providing the underlying textures and rhythmic interest.

The world premiere of this work was presented on September 4th, 1999, by piano soloist Colin Forbes with the Musica Da Camera string orchestra. The work was well received. Many of the orchestra members stated how much they enjoyed learning and performing the work and complemented Margaret on the wonderful melodies given to all sections of the ensemble.

A recording of this work by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra ( Czech Republic) is available on Margaret's SENSATIONS CD. (MMP 6041). Click here to purchase this album.

Sensations CD