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Australian Portrait
A Collection of Contemporary Saxophone Music

HD Duo
Michael Duke saxophones
David Howie piano

The HD Duo of Michael Duke (saxophones) and David Howie (piano) present a striking collection of recent Australian saxophone compositions.

From the dance-like playfulness of Matthew Hindson's Repetepetition to the terrifying portents of an Aboriginal legend depicted in Anne Boyd's Ganba, six composers demonstrate the stylistic variety that is a feature of the current Australian music scene.

Michael Duke is Chair of the Woodwind Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and David Howie is a member of the Ensemble Unit there while performing widely as an associate artist and chamber musician. Together they produce vivid performances of works for soprano, alto and baritone saxophones; all striking additions to the solo saxophone repertoire.

  1. Repetepetition Matthew Hindson     4:06

  2. Duke's Crusade Andrew Batterham     7:54

  3. Ganba Anne Boyd     12:38

  4. Not too near… not too far Brenton Broadstock     12:03

  5. If Stars are Lit Michael Smetanin     9:05

      X Suite Mark Zadro     25:32
  6.   i. Witches Brew     3:36
  7.  ii. Interlude 1     0:53
  8. iii. Cauldron     6:01
  9. iv. Interlude 2     2:18
10.  v. Rattle Snake     3:15
11. vi. Voyage     2:52
12. vii. Fire Fly     2:21
13. viii. Hymn for an Epilogue     4:26

All tracks except 4 are world premiere recordings
Total Time:     71:18

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