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Join Margaret and some of Australia's finest performers, for her Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac, Album Launch concert in Sydney, August 19 at 2.30pm. For tickets click here.

In February 2018 Margaret was interviewed by presenter Dennis Koks on Vox FM 106.9 Many of her works ranging from orchestral works to jazz were aired during the session.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba in 2015, has since been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world, including a feature on HRT Croatia in April 2017 and a number of times on ABC Classic FM in Australia 2018. ABRAZO compilation CD.

14th September 2017: Margaret travelled to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Chamber Choir and soloists in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir also recorded the cycle for this year's latest release Margaret's Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac album.

The complete book of music and lyrics for the 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle is now available. Click here 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.

 
Book Review

When Spirits Soar

From Viva Voce – a publication of the Frau und Musik archiv- Frankfurt , Germany -July 2002

Translation from the German

Lucky discovery by Susanne Geiger:

I would like to introduce …..discoveries from the area of chamber music for woodwind instruments.
I recommend the following:

The Australian composer Margaret S. Brandman composed a beautiful piece ‘When Spirits Soar” for Alto or Soprano Saxophone and Piano in 1997. A rare and exquisite arrangement (composition).

Born in 1951 M.S.Brandman received her musical education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Piano and Clarinet, and studied composition at Sydney University.

In the prologue she writes: “ the soaring melodic lines and the relaxed approach achieved created by moving away from fixed time-signatures, entrains the listener to breathe deeply resulting in a feeling of well-being.”

Apart from the peaceful and wide ranging melodies for the Saxophone, accompanied by a prudent piano part, the composition includes lively rhythmical episodes. However it presents itself as indeed a meditative, tuneful piece which creates a feeling of well being also for the participating musicians.