[Sound recording] The Song of Australia

Accession Number AWM2018.404.13
Collection type Sound
Measurement 4:11
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description Wav
Maker Hicks, Alan
Latham, Chris
Goodwin, Andrew
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use.
Source credit to Latham, Chris

Recording of the song titled, 'The Song of Australia', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Lyrics written by Caroline Carleton with music composed by Carl Linger. Produced by Chris Latham, with Andrew Goodwin as vocalist (tenor), and Alan Hicks on piano. This recording was made at Flat Rock Studios, Sydney, on 14 March 2018. The work is performed in the spirit of the time with some changes made for the modern ear.

Chris Latham, producer of this recording, notes: 'This song sounds like Shubert and isn’t easy to sing. It is a great song and is the music of 1830s Germany. It is perfect and exquisite. It is just a verse without a chorus and no contrasting material. The scansion of words is difficult in parts and lines have to be run together.'

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