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Boy playing horn and non-aboriginal friends, Brisbane, 1912

My story

When I started learning to play instruments and read music, I was very excited to find Australian history was rich with composers. So many pieces of good quality entertainment, composed by industry professionals. This site is a dedicated archive for Australian composed music, on which copyright has expired.

Australian society is inclusive and diverse; however, the best preserved composers had privileged access to publishers. The term 'ex-copyright' used here applies only to Australian legal jurisdiction. Australian credentials include persistent identification and residence. Australian composers are notable where

  • published multiple works
  • had multiple editions of a work published
  • used counterpoint effectively
  • revival many years after publication

I hope you enjoy promoting Australian musical heritage by listening, playing the music
and talking about the creators. Recital and rapture are recursive =).

about.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/17 12:31 by sdarby