In this video: Arcadia Winds presents a program of multiple voices coming together in many different ways. This theme is explored first through the idea of counterpoint: in a Trio Sonata by the master of counterpoint himself, J.S. Bach; and in the hypnotic and otherworldly Vermont Counterpoint by Steve Reich.

In the second half, many different perspectives are represented. A bright new voice in the Australian compositional landscape will be heard, as Arcadia Winds perform the winning piece from the 2019 Arcadia Winds Composition Prize. Finally, a brand new work for wind quintet and tape by Andrew Ford will depict the perspectives of rural Australians featured in the paintings of Arthur Streeton.


STEVE REICH 00:00:00
Vermont Counterpoint

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) 00:09:35
Trio Sonata for Organ No.6 in G, BWV 530
I Vivace
II Lento
III Allegro

Three Pieces (Arcadia Winds Composition Prize) – world premiere

ANDREW FORD 00:28:45
Scenes from Streeton for wind quintet and recorded voices – world premiere
I Golden Summer
II Near Heidelberg
III The Selector’s Hut (Whelan on the Log)
IV The Spirit of the Drought
V After Streeton

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