This 102 page full colour book brings you a fresh perspective on Australia's history as reflected in Gavin Lockley's epic "Symphony of Australia".
Included in the book is a 50 minute audio CD, the premier recording of the Symphony by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Each of the six movements of the Symphony are explained in words and pictures in each of the six chapters of the book, bringing our nation's history to life, graphically and musically.
A memorable reading, learning and listening experience for popular classical music lovers of all ages.
First movement - "Dreamtime" -- the visions, beliefs and stories of Australia's first people .
Second movement - "The Ships" -- the arrival of The First Fleet and the very early days of colonial settlement.
Third movement - "Red Centre" -- exploration of our continent and the extraordinary story of Burke and Wills.
Fourth movement - "Pie Jesu" -- a lament for all Australians whose lives have been sacrificed in wars.
Fifth movement - "Immigration Scherzo" -- a celebration of Australia's unique multicultural identity.
Sixth movement - "My Country Australia" -- a rousing anthem based on Dorothea Mackellar's verse.
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Format: Book with CD or DVD
Number Of Pages: 102
Published: 10th May 2013
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 30.3 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.89