It’s exciting to see an Australian orchestra investing in quality resources for children and teachers (and employing Australian composers to create it)! I’ve had a wonderful time working with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra on the TSO Songbook over the past few years. Resources such as full scores, recordings and education kits are now available for free from the TSO website below and will continue to roll out across new platforms.
As you peruse the imaginative arrangments you might catch my take on the traditional Spanish melody ‘Tingalayo’ and the Russian melody ‘Along the Peterskaya’ (also below). My work on the project culminated in an original composition titled ‘Echoes and Threads’, which incorporated an arrangement of ‘Along the Peterskaya’. Take a listen below and head over to the TSO Songbook here to read along with a score as you listen. Better yet, if you’re a music teacher, why not download the resource packs to use in your classroom! My thanks to the TSO, Jenny Compton, the education resource writers and a big well done to my composer colleagues Tim Shawcross, Ian Whitney and Mark Holdsworth.
Echoes and Threads
Download the score from Part 2 of the TSO Songbook site here.
Download the scores, recordings and teaching resources from Part 1 of the TSO Songbook site here.
Along the Peterskaya
Download the scores, recordings and teaching resources from Part 2 of the TSO Songbook site here.