Music for Reflection began in 1995 as a concert concept: music for Townsville’s wonderfully resonant Sacred Heart Cathedral – music for reflection in the sense of contemplation, and music which exploited the acoustic reflections in various ways. After five such concerts I decided to make a CD focusing on the instrumental music with recorders, which in turn put the emphasis on Australian music of the last twenty-five years.
The music finally selected includes solo pieces by Zana Clarke (Cold Honey), Andrew Uren (Sonatina, accompanied by piano), Simon Wade (Turtle Beach) and myself (Ikaho and Franklin River); ensemble pieces by Ann Carr-Boyd (Whitsunday Moon) and Gareth Farr (three movements from Lima Gending); and three Irish-Australian ballads, The Streets of Forbes, Moreton Bay and She Moved Through the Fair, with my own Hobart Town (which is in very much the same idiom) arranged for various combinations of recorders, violin and guitar. Nearly all of it is recorded here for the first time.
The disc was released in September 2002. Visit this page for a little more information about it.
Music for Reflection $25.00 plus postage within Aust/NZ $3.00
Music for Reflection $25.00 plus postage beyond Aust/NZ $5.00