In this video: Arcadia Winds performs Australiana in the Primrose Potter Salon on 30 October 2018. Watch the ensemble present a concert that showcases a smorgasbord of Australian compositional talent, young and old. Hear some of Australian’s most compelling compositional voices in works by Brett Dean, Lachlan Skipworth and Natalie Williams. Be thrilled by two brand new works for wind quintet written by this country’s most exciting young composers: the world premiere of Ian Whitney’s new work and the winning entry from the inaugural Arcadia Winds Composition Prize.

About Arcadia Winds: Known for their energetic, joyful and spontaneous performances, their advocacy and love of wind instruments and in particular their strong commitment to supporting Australian music. Click here to learn more.


Lachlan Skipworth
Echoes and Lines

Natalie Williams

Mark Holdsworth

Brett Dean

Ian Whitney
Five Scenes – World Premiere

Teacher and Student Resources
Explore a short, lively wind quintet that consists of nine contrasting sections. Create your own composition following similar guidelines. Click here to download the Listen Up activities.

Can a short work for wind quintet capture the images and moods evoked by the title Hellfire? Find out how one composer responds to the challenge, and create your own musical response. Click here to download the Listen Up activities.

Discover the world of extended techniques for flute in this solo flute work by one of Australia’s most famous composers. Click here to download the Listen Up activities.

Explore four short pieces for woodwind quintet, inspired by portraits of pets. Fun activities involving animals and music. Click here to download the Listen Up activities.

Five short, contrasting movements for woodwind quintet. Colourful and playful music, encouraging explorations of compositional devices. Click here to download the Listen Up activities.

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