Orchestral Waves (November 2018)

Welcome to our special hour of Australian music for orchestral forces. We’re enjoyed listening through to our growing music submissions pool to bring you a stylistically diverse playlist featuring works that explore themes ranging from textural exploration, programmatic narratives, educating young students to serial tone rows.

This month we join the Australian arts community in mourning the passing of Richard Gill. Richard leaves behind an immeasurable legacy as conductor and educator. His passion, education and support, directly and indirectly, influenced the careers of countless Australian composers and musicians featured here on Making Waves. We humbly dedicate this playlist in his memory.  Vale Richard Gill (1941-2018).


Hear something that catches your attention? To find out more about a musical work, click on the track name in the playlist and then again on ‘view track’. To find out more about a particular composer, click on their name in the ‘Details’ section below.


  1. Johannes MacDonald, Mosaic
    for Orchestra. Performed by John Keene and Ensemble Nouveau.
  2. Maria Grenfell, Roar!
    for Orchestra. Performed by West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
  3. Eli Simic-Prosic, Festivities of Fragment
    for Pipa and Orchestra. Performed by Xu Jiaxin Orchestra and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zhang Liang.  
  4. Clare Strong, Mountains
    for Orchestra. Performed by AYO National music camp tutors. Conducted by James Judd.
  5. Christina Green, Free!
    for Orchestra. Performed by Southern Cross Philharmonia Orchestra. Conducted by Gerald Gentry
  6. Connor D’Netto,  Texture No. 1
    for Orchestra. Performed by University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Warwick Potter
  7. Daniel Schricker, …of sorrow, joy, and dancing
    for Orchestra. Performed by the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

We’d love to hear about your listening experience! Share your thoughts or send messages of support to our featured composers and performers in the comment box below. We also encourage you to click through to Soundcloud or YouTube to like, comment and subscribe to Making Waves as well as the composers, performers, and presenters featured.

The Orchestral Waves playlist will be featured until the 1st of December, 2018. All previous playlists from 2015 to present are available in our blog archives for the life of the project, so please do explore the website for previously featured sounds.

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