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White Dawn: Songs and Soundscapes by David Lumsdaine

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  1. White Dawn — Soundscapes: I. The billabong at sunset (Lake Emu) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. White Dawn — A Little Cantata: I. (instrumental) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. White Dawn — A Little Cantata: II. High mountain meadow $0.99 on iTunes
  4. White Dawn — A Little Cantata: III. (instrumental) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. White Dawn — A Little Cantata: IV. I gave you some scores $0.99 on iTunes
  6. White Dawn — A Little Cantata: V. This cricket, that grasshopper… $0.99 on iTunes
  7. White Dawn — Soundscapes: II. Frogs at night $0.99 on iTunes
  8. White Dawn — Blue upon Blue $0.99 on iTunes
  9. White Dawn — Soundscapes: III. Raven Cry $0.99 on iTunes
  10. White Dawn — 6 Postcard Pieces: No. 1. Ouverture $0.99 on iTunes
  11. White Dawn — 6 Postcard Pieces: No. 2. March $0.99 on iTunes
  12. White Dawn — 6 Postcard Pieces: No. 3. Rhapsody $0.99 on iTunes
  13. White Dawn — 6 Postcard Pieces: No. 4. Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  14. White Dawn — 6 Postcard Pieces: No. 5. Sonata $0.99 on iTunes
  15. White Dawn — 6 Postcard Pieces: No. 6. Toccata $0.99 on iTunes
  16. White Dawn — Soundscapes: IV. Serenade $0.99 on iTunes
  17. White Dawn — A Tree Telling of Orpheus
  18. White Dawn — Soundscapes: V. Hunting a Crested Bellbird for Dr. Gilbert at Palm $0.99 on iTunes
  19. White Dawn — Metamorphosis at Mullet Creek $0.99 on iTunes
  20. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: I. Gallows Hill $0.99 on iTunes
  21. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: II. Hare $0.99 on iTunes
  22. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: III. The world oozing $0.99 on iTunes
  23. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: IV. Hedgerow $0.99 on iTunes
  24. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: V. Wind shouts $0.99 on iTunes
  25. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: VI. Barn Owl $0.99 on iTunes
  26. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: VII. Gulls jostling $0.99 on iTunes
  27. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: VIII. Rainbow dance $0.99 on iTunes
  28. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: IX. Black sky $0.99 on iTunes
  29. White Dawn — A Norfolk Songbook: X. Spring tide $0.99 on iTunes
  30. White Dawn — Cambewarra Suite: I. —
  31. White Dawn — Cambewarra Suite: II. — $0.99 on iTunes
  32. White Dawn — Cambewarra Suite: III. —

Album Summary

>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 1
>Lumsdaine, David : A Little Cantata (Tracey Chadwell in Memoriam), for ensemble
>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 2
>Lumsdaine, David : Blue Upon Blue, for cello
>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 3
>Lumsdaine, David : Postcard Pieces (6), for piano
>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 4
>Lumsdaine, David : A tree telling of Orpheus, for voice & ensemble
>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 5
>Lumsdaine, David : Metamorphosis at Mullet Creek, for recorder
>Lumsdaine, David : A Norfolk Songbook, for voice & recorder
>Lumsdaine, David : Cambewarra, for piano
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The songs and soundscapes of Australian composer David Lumsdaine are presented on this 2-cd set. Lumsdaine has been making soundscapes since 1983 and the five on this recording, all called Australian Soundscapes, are late ones. Lumsdaine has taught at Durham University and King's College, London.



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Works Details

>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 1
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Lumsdaine, David : A Little Cantata (Tracey Chadwell in Memoriam), for ensemble
  • Performers: Peter Lawson (Piano); Lesley-Jane Rogers (Soprano); John Turner (Recorder)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 2
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Lumsdaine, David : Blue Upon Blue, for cello
  • Performer: Jonathan Price [Composer/Cello] (Cello)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 3
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Lumsdaine, David : Postcard Pieces (6), for piano
  • Performer: Peter Lawson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 4
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Lumsdaine, David : A tree telling of Orpheus, for voice & ensemble
  • Performer: Lesley-Jane Rogers (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Gemini (Ensemble)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Soundscape no 5
  • Running Time: 7 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Lumsdaine, David : Metamorphosis at Mullet Creek, for recorder
  • Performer: John Turner (Recorder)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lumsdaine, David : A Norfolk Songbook, for voice & recorder
  • Performers: Lesley-Jane Rogers (Soprano); John Turner (Recorder)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Lumsdaine, David : Cambewarra, for piano
  • Performer: Peter Lawson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1980