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Australia Unite! : The Road To Federation. Merlyn Quaife. ABC Classics 4618262

Australia Unite! : The Road To Federation. Merlyn Quaife. ABC Classics 4618262


ORIGIN : Australia

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Merlyn Quaife soprano, John Bolton-Wood baritone, State Orchestra of Victoria, Richard Divall.


Australia Unite! The Road to Federation celebrates Australia's musical heritage from the years of the mid-late 1800s. Patriotic songs, waltzes, polkas and gallops are all presented here in an authentic style by singers Merlyn Quaife and John Bolton-Wood with the State Orchestra of Victoria conducted by Richard Divall.

Duration: 69 min.

Contents note: The United Australia 'Commonwealth' March / James W. Tate -- Victorian Christmas waltz / Cesare Cutolo -- Cooey : an Australian song / Ernesto Spagnoletti -- Captain Cook's march and procession of the natives, from 'Omai' / William Shield -- Tambourin, from La mort du Capitaine Cook / Jean Baptiste Rochefort -- The Sydney Morning Herald polka / Douglas Callen -- The trickett gallop / Paolo Giorza -- I cannot sing tonight / Louis Lavenu -- The Australian Ladies - Ellard's National country dances (excerpts) / Fredrick Ellard -- Scenes that are brightest, from 'Maritana' / William Vincent Wallace -- All England eleven polka / Stephen Hale Alonzo Marsh -- The cricketer's galop / C.J. Miers -- No. 1 La Sydney, from 'The Australian quadrilles' / William Ellard -- Australian bird waltz / Frederick Ellard -- No. 3 Polonaise, and No. 6 Menuetto-Allegro, from 'Zwischenspiele' / Carl Ferdinand August Linger -- Australia : a new national song / John Liptrot Hatton -- The nugget schottische / Henry Marsh -- The Lola Montes polka / Albert Denning -- Galop for gold / Henry Marsh -- Unfurl the flag : a federal song / William Robinson -- Sydney railway gallope / Fredrick Ellard.

Performers: Merlyn Quaife (soprano) ; John Bolton-Wood (baritone) ; State Orchestra of Victoria ; Richard Divall (conductor).

Capture session: Recorded 9, 22, 23 February, and 19-21 September 2000 in the Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne.

Liner notes include programme notes and biographical notes on the performers.

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