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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.




High School Text Book with
accompanying CD

by Margaret Brandman and Lynn Lollback


ISBN: 978-1-74130-765-8


A 'heaven sent gift ' for the busy music teacher....


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Accent on Music has been written to meet the requirements of the New South Wales Junior Syllabus, Years 7-10, in the areas of Composing, Listening and Performing. This book is also appropriate for the beginner and developing music student, as a total music learning package.

The four units - Duration, Pitch, Harmony and Australian Music - are divided into teaching topics which explain basic concepts through practical and written activities with the accent on Australian content. Each unit can be taught in conjunction with the other units or can be developed separately.

Each topic starts with a mind map which shows the student the different areas of music they will encounter and the knowledge they will gain.

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Accent on Music is a comprehensive reference for particular concept areas, developing and expanding the aural, written and performance aspects of music. The book highlights well-known Australian composers in all genres, giving scores, listening excerpts and activities including composing, arranging, improvising and performing.


The full colour section on the inside front cover of this book guides the students in music rhythm notation.

The text is supported by a compact disc (CD) which introduces students to many types of music taught throughout the text and supports listening activities in each unit of study.

For a total package in music training, including transcription skills and aural perception, Accent on Music can be used in conjunction with Margaret Brandman's Contemporary Aural Course.

Book and CD pack: MMP8080
Accent on Music CD only: MMP8043

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Vice President, Music Teachers Association of NSW