Friday Music
June 2012

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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June 1

Alicia Crossley (recorder)



Pavaen Lachrymae - Jacob van Eyck (c.1590 - 1657)

Fantasia 7 - G.P. Telemann (1681 - 1767)

Three solos from The Giedde Collection - J.J. Quantz (1697-1773)
Vivace alla Francese

Fantaisie - Anton Heberle (1780 - c.1816)

A Species of Fire - Margery Smith (contemporary Australian composer)
I -Arc of Light
II - Casting Shadws
III - Sharp & Prickling Heat


Recorder player Alicia Crossley recently completed her Masters of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the instruction of recorder virtuoso Hans-Dieter Michatz, researching the development of solo bass recorder repertoire in the twentieth century. In 2007 Alicia completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with first class honours.

An experienced recorder player, Alicia has won several competitions including the Under 18 years division of the Australian Moeck Recorder Competition (2005), the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Early Music Concerto Competition (2007) and the Don Cowell Memorial Trust Recorder Competition (2011).  Alicia is a passionate supporter of contemporary Australian recorder repertoire and has premiered a number of works by Stephen Yates, Elias Constantopedos and Hayden Woolf. She has also performed with notable artists such as Neal Peres da Costa (Harpsichord), Daniel Yeadon (cello/viola da gamba), Jamie Hey (cello), Hans-Dieter Michatz (recorder), Ruth Wilkinson (recorder) and Kamala Bain (recorder) in addition to ensembles including ThoroughBass, The Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, Coro Innominata and Concertato.

In August 2011, Alicia released her debut solo cd Addicted to Bass featuring 7 newly commissioned Australian works for bass recorder. In 2012 Alicia will be a featured artist in the Aurora Festival (May) and will be collaborating with photographer Emily Sandrussi to create a new concert/gallery exhibition (dates TBA).



June 8


Ros Dunlop (clarinet)

Chad Vindin (pianoforte)


Fantasy Pieces opus 73 - Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

Movement 1: Zart und mit Ausdruck
Movement 2: Lebhaft, Leicht
Movement 3: Rasch und mit Feuer

Sonata - Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963)

Movement four

Sonata - Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)

Movement : Allegro Tristamente
Movement : Romanza
Movement : Allegro Con Fuoco

Bulgar Frailaich - traditional



Ros Dunlop is one of Australia's leading clarinetists/bass clarinetists. She has been a strong advocate of new music for the clarinet & bass clarinet all her professional life. She has commissioned many Australian Composers and premiered many new compositions by composers worldwide. Ros has performed throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the UK, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, East Timor and the USA, Her CDs have received International acclaim. Ros is a founding member of Charisma, with whom she has commissioned and premiered many new works including many multimedia premieres. In 2003 she embarked on an extensive project in East Timor, recording the traditional music of East Timor thus preserving it for future generations. She has been involved in music projects & concerts there ever since. Ros teaches clarinet and chamber music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.




June 15

Angus McPherson (flute)

Szu Yu Chen (pianoforte)


Andante et Scherzo - Louis Ganne (1862 - 1923)

Sonata for Flute and Piano - Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963)

Melusina's Dream - Christine Draeger (contemporary Australian composer)

Sonatine for Flute and Piano - Henri Dutilleux (1916 - )


Angus McPherson grew up in Sydney and began playing the flute in his primary school band when he was nine years old. He has recently completed a Master of Music (Performance), studying with Alexa Still at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Angus has performed with the Conservatorium's Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Modern Music Ensemble and has played in the orchestra pit for several chamber operas. He regularly performs in orchestras for various musical societies as well as with the Turramurra based Orchestra 143 and was a co-soloist with Orchestra 143 in May, 2011, performing Cimarosa's Concerto for Two Flutes.

Although Angus enjoys many styles of music, he is keenly interested in contemporary music and extended techniques for the flute. In 2011 he spent several months in New York where he conducted interviews with the contemporary flute expert Robert Dick about his invention; a sliding extension for the flute called the Glissando Headjoint. He has performed in international masterclasses for Robert Dick in Seattle, USA, and Gergely Ittzés in Győr, Hungary. In August 2011 he played flute, alto flute and piccolo in the International Opera Theater's production of the new opera, Decameron, in Citta della Pieve and Citta di Saluzzo, Italy. Angus has also performed in masterclasses in Sydney for numerous flutists including Alison Mitchel, Michael Cox and Emmanuel Pahud.


June 22

NSW Police Wind Quintet

Flute – Andrew Bishop
Oboe – Matthew Bubb
Clarinet – Steven Stojcevski
Bassoon – Peta Goh
French Horn – Adrian Hallam


Quintetto No. 2 - Peter Muller (1791 – 1877)
I - Allegro con brio
II - Andante con moto
III - Menuetto
IV - Allegro ma non troppo


Humorous Bagatelles Op. 11 - Carl Nielsen (1865 – 1931)
I – Allegretto
II – Presto
III – Valse lento
IV – Poco allegretto
V – Allegro moderato
VI – Allegretto scherzando


Aria - "Deh vieni, non tardar" from "The Marriage of Figaro" - W. A. Mozart (1756 – 1791)


Le Basque (featuring french horn) - Marin Marais (1656 – 1728)


Three Shanties - Malcolm Arnold (1921 – 2006)
I – Allegro con brio
II – Allegretto semplice
III – Allegro vivace


Polka - Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)


The NSW Police Wind Quintet is a very busy part of the NSW Police Band, performing on average 3-4 times each month. The group was formed in 2003 to cater to a need for refined and elegant music and is much in demand for ceremonial events, cocktail parties and formal occasions, adding class and sophistication to any event.




June 29

Martin Rein (pianoforte & organ)



Concerto in gusto italiano (Italian Concerto) BWV 917 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

1.) no tempo marking
2.) Andante
3.) Presto

Silhouette op. 53, no. 7 - Max Reger (1873-1916)


Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 550 - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Fantasy and Fugue in C minor op. 29 - Max Reger (1873-1916)


Martin Rein began his career with extensive studies in Choral Conducting and Sacred Music at the Berlin School of Music with Professor Martin Behrmann, one of Germany's leading choral conductors. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree there in 1996.

Between 1996 and 2001, he undertook further postgraduate studies at the Music Academy in Detmold/Germany from where he graduated in December 2000 with an Honours degree in Organ Performance and in June 2001 with a Master of Music, majoring in Choral and Orchestral conducting.

In his graduation recital in December 2000, he performed amongst other works, the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue op. 57 (Inferno) by Max Reger (1873-1916), one of the most challenging compositions within the organ repertoire. After moving to Australia, Martin Rein completed a further degree in Education at the University of Western Australia.

In Europe, he studied organ performance with Professor Gerhard Weinberger (Munich-Wurzburg) and Dr Ewald Kooimann (Amsterdam) as well as organ improvisation with Professor Renate Zimmermann (Berlin-Frankfurt-Heidelberg). He undertook further master classes with Professor Heinz Wunderlich (Hamburg), Joerg-Andreas Boetticher (Basel) and also with the Director of Music at St Thomas, Professor Georg-Christoph Biller in Leipzig. During 2006 he studied further with Dame Gillian Weir in England.

Martin Rein was appointed Director of Music at the Stiftskirche St John's in Berlin-Spandau in 1995 and continued 1998 in the same position at St. Mary's Monastery Berlin-Lehnin in Germany. Between 1999 and 2001, he has held the position of Director of Music at the Alte Kirche in Essen/Germany.

In Australia, Martin Rein was appointed as conductor of the Australian Chamber Singers in Perth in 2003, an ensemble within the Australian Youth Choir with whom he has performed and recorded several times during 2004. Until 2010, he was Director of Music in London/United Kingdom at St John-the-Evangelist, Notting Hill as well as Organist at Bearwood College, the Royal Merchand Navy School. He is currently Director of Performing Arts and Choirmaster at Tudor House, The King's School, Sydney.

As an organist, Martin Rein has performed in Australia, many European countries and the USA in venues such as Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral in London/UK, both Cathedrals of Berlin in Germany, the Great Hall at Sydney University in Australia, King's Chapel Boston, St Mark's Baltimore, Gloria Dei in Philadelphia and Carthage College in the USA.

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