This Wednesday 29 June 2016 at 1.30pm, Brett is playing an organ recital for the Roseville Music Club at St Luke’s Church, 28 Lord Street, Roseville.
Repertoire includes music by Campra, Guilmant, Bach, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Brett’s own Voluntary on ‘Tallis’ Canon’ as well as an improvisation.
This Thursday June 2, at 1.10pm, Kurt Ison is playing the Organ Recital at St Andrew’s Cathedral, George Street, Sydney.
Mr Ison will play Brett’s Voluntary on ‘Tallis’ Canon’ (opus 118).
Other works on the programme are:
- César Franck: Choral no 2 in B minor
- Henry Purcell: ‘Chaconne’ (King Arthur)
- Charles V Stanford: ‘The Bluebird’ (opus 119, no.3) arranged by John Keene
Entry is by donation.
If you happen to be in London on Sunday 18 December 2016, come to the organ recital at 4.45pm at St Paul’s Cathedral to hear Brett’s composition for organ: Voluntary on ‘Tallis’ Canon’.
You can also buy the score of this work from Wirripang, and play it yourself!
Each year the Australian Music Centre publishes lists of suitable repertoire for instruments to play for the HSC exam for the mandatory topic: Music of the last 25 years (Australian focus).
The 2016 list includes Brett’s Scherzo for saxophone. Scores and recordings are available from Wirripang.
A recent issue of Resonate Magazine of the Australian Music Centre includes an article on the new AMEB Series 17 Piano books. Preliminary grade includes a new McKern work called Scherzo.
The books can be bought at the AMEB Online Shop.
There are multiple new McKern works recently published by Wirripang. Some are for choir, some for organ. They can be seen on the Wirripang website:
Or on the new library acquisitions list of the Australian Music Centre:
Or on the list of McKern works at the Australian Music Centre:
Sarabande for the Epiphany (part of the Epiphany Suite) is to be played by organist Kurt Ison at Washington National Cathedral in an organ recital at 5.15pm on Sunday 12 April, 2015.
Kurt Ison commissioned Sarabande for the Epiphany for a recital he played at Westminster Abbey on the Feast of the Epiphany in 2013. Here is is being performed at another famous international venue. It has also been performed at cathedrals in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Washington National Cathedral Great Organ has 10650 pipes, 4 manuals, and 189 ranks!
The Cathedral advises that the suggested donation for attending the recital is US$10.