Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Colin Brumby of Australia

The centerpiece of my recent trip to Australia was the opportunity to meet Colin Brumby, one of the world's greatest living composers. Brumby's music is varied and always enjoyable. I particularly recommend his Symphony No. 1, flute works and the Clarinet Sonatina. He has an extensive catalog of choral works with which I am less familiar, but I can recommend Jesu, Son Most Sweet and Dear, available in the U.S. on a recording called Gaudete by Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum. Many of his other works can be ordered from the Australian Music Center in Sydney.