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In April 2017 Margaret Brandman's 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle performed by Baritone Martin Cooke and the composer, was aired in two half-hour programs on Sydney radio station FINE MUSIC 102.5 FM. The DVD of these songs is now available. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

September 2017: Margaret travels to Prague for a concert performance of her 'Cosmic Wheel of the Zodiac' song cycle by the Prague Mixed Choir at 7.30pm on the 14th of September in the concert hall of the Czech Music Museum. The choir will be recording the cycle for PARMA recordings. View the Performance and Recordings page for details.

Three new art songs in the collection titled 'From the Mountains to the Sea' for Mezzo-Soprano or Baritone voice and piano are now available. View the page for From the Mountains to the Sea for details.

Sensations recorded in the Czech Republic by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra has been receiving a great deal of international airplay since it was released in May 2016. View the Performance and Recordings page for more information.

'Warm Winds in Havana' suite for Saxophone Quartet and Percussion, recorded in Cuba last year, has been on air on many Jazz Radio programs around the world and was featured on radio HRT Croatia on April 10th this year. ABRAZO compilation CD.


Undulations (for string orchestra)

Published by Furore Music - Germany

This piece was premiered in Australia in 1990 by the Ars Nova Orchestra in the Blue Mountains NSW and has since had performances and airplay both in Australia and in Europe.

"We are a Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, called Da Chiesa. We are very proud to play your 'Undulations' in five concerts near Lausanne in December 1996 and January 1997.We enjoy your music and just wanted to congratulate you". Natalia Hasler (Secretary of the orchestra)

The work was also performed in Sydney several times in 2005 and 2006 by the Sydney Sinfonietta under the direction of Anthony Clarke including at a concert in the Utzon room in the Sydney Opera House on the 24 and 25th of June 2006.

It was also performed again in Heidelberg, Germany in 2006 by the orchestra of Gedok. (The Society of the Association of Women Artists and Art Friends)

Undulations - First Movement
The title of this work comes from the wave like motion of the themes. It reflects the composer's love of the water and particularly the Australian beaches. The first movement is a Theme and Variations on an Adagio theme beginning in D minor tonality and ending in E Dorian tonality.

Undulations - Second Movement
The second movement is more animated, making use of syncopated ostinati figures, superimposed with floating melodies. To unify the work, the second movement finishes with a varied repeat of the E Dorian section from the first movement.

A recording of this work by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra ( Czech Republic) is available on Margaret's SENSATIONS CD. (MMP 6041). Click here to purchase this album.

Sensations CD