Date with Ginger, A by Linda Dalgliesh

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For saxophone quartet - AATB (solo),  c.2'35 +
The "date with ginger" is a favourite snack - simply a fresh Medjoul date, pitted, and stuffed with a piece of preserved ginger. The concept of the sweet exterior hiding a zesty heart reminds me of the many Australian belly dancers I have met, and one friend in particular. "Butter wouldn't melt...!"
Composed 2016
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Dinnertime by Linda Dalgliesh

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For woodwind quartet - bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe , c.1'55
The title is given to the name of a horse in Albert Facey's 1981 autobiography, "A Fortunate Life". He recounts how, on a cattle drive in Western Australia, his horse bolted during a storm and they were lost in harsh country for days with no food or water. They managed to survive with the help of local indigenous people, and were eventually reunited with the other drovers. Throughout the ordeal, Dinnertime proved to be a delightful and worthy companion. The piece starts out as a light-hearted romp; a filly trotting through ancient country, the landscape viewed through the filter of youth and careless abandon.
Composed 2015
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Dreaming of Ozymandias by Linda Dalgliesh

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For saxophone quartet - AATB,  c.2'05
The style is contemporary jazz, with a nod to the dissonant melodies of jazz pianist Thelonius Monk.  The piece was inspired by two literary works, the classic sonnet "Ozymandias" by Percy Byshe Shelley, and the 1989 Discworld novel "Pyramids" by Sir Terry Pratchett.   
Composed 2015
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Elegy by Linda Dalgliesh

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For woodwind quartet - bassoon, clarinet flute, oboe , c.2'25
This piece is an attempt to sum up feelings of loss, ambivalence and sadness with regard to a loved one's passing, and relief that their suffering is over. It evokes the heaviness of footsteps and heart, and the healing that time brings.
Composed 2016
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Falling Petals by Linda Dalgliesh

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Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon, c.5:45
This piece uses various devices such as the musical round, harmonised arpeggios of diminished sevenths, and variations on pentatonic scales. It was inspired by the memory of sitting in a secluded bower by a pond, watching sakura (cherry) petals drift down onto dark water. The first half alludes to minor-key Japanese folksongs such as "Sakura Sakura" and "Tōryanse". In the second half, the lifts towards a major tonality and aspirations of hope.
Composed 2016
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Lazy Dog Blues by Linda Dalgliesh

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For saxophone quartet - A (solo) A (solo) TB,  c.3'55
"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." I have been imagining this poor maligned dog since my childhood typing lessons. Why has she been described as lazy? Is she old and arthritic? Or is she a young working dog at the end of a long day? Has she been rounding up sheep in the hot sun? In either case, doesn't she now deserve to walk slowly onto a cool verandah and rest in the shade, without the indignity of a rude fox leaping over her?
Composed 2015
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Learn'd Astronomer, The by Linda Dalgliesh

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SATB unaccompanied, c.2'40
This piece is a choral adaptation of Walt Whitman's short poem "When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer", first published in 1865 in the anthology "Drum-Taps". Whitman's poem expresses distaste for an astronomy lecture, and preference for a personal experience of the night sky. The mood of this composition moves from hymn-like solemnity to discomfort, resolving in quiet and reverent joy.  For discount on multiple copies contact keats@wirripang.com.au
Composed 2017
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Lullaby of the Bay by Linda Dalgliesh

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Woodwind quartet - flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon,  c.2'00
This piece was inspired by a visit to Hopetoun on Western Australia's south coast.  The port has a history of whaling, sealing, and goldfield exports, some of which are evident as scattered ruins.  The town is now known as a "sleepy" holiday destination.
Composed 2016
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Market Tango by Linda Dalgliesh

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Violin and piano  c.2'35
This short piece uses the characteristic syncopation, dramatic pauses, and minor key tonality of the tango.  It was composed in December 1993, and originally intended for alto saxophone and keyboard.  
Composed 2016
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Moss Garden, The by Linda Dalgliesh

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For woodwind quartet -Bassoon, Bb Clarinet, C Flute, Oboe , c.1'55
This piece was inspired variously by bird calls, Japanese folk music, new age meditation music, and the vocal harmonies of The Beatles.
Composed 2016
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Soldier Crab by Linda Dalgliesh

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Trio for piccolo, oboe, vibraphone, c.1'40
This piece depicts a dance between three characters on the sandflats. The soldier crab is represented by the piccolo, a shorebird by the oboe, and the sea by the vibraphone. The soldier crab pops out of the sand and begins to forage. When the shorebird comes too close, the crab spirals down into the sand, but the bird probes the sand with its long bill. The tide rises imperceptibly, filling small pools across the flats and obliterating the tracks of crab and bird.
Composed 2017
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Tallebudjera by Linda Dalgliesh

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For woodwinds and marimba, c.3'40
This piece is a distillation of my fishing, swimming, and birdwatching activities around Tallebudgera Creek [sic] on Queensland's Gold Coast. The creek mouth was all sandbars and flathead holes, dolphins and pelicans. The marimba represents water; the waves, tidal ebb and flow. The woodwinds represent the birds and fish. There are interweaving motifs describing the movement of the animals.
Composed 2017
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