THE OFFERING

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ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
The Offering
Commissioned in 2016 by Flinders Quartet with support from Chris Arnold and Margot Costanzo
1. I. Allegro con spirito
2. II. Andante
3. III. Vivace scherzo
4. IV. Tranquillo
5. V. Allegro energetico

RICHARD MILLS
String Quartet No. 4: Glimpses from My Book of Dada
Commissioned in 2010 with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday
6. I. The Circumspect Ibis
7. II. The Rise of the Airheads in Public Life
8. III. Rêve circulaire du wombat
9. IV. Rare Umbrella Dance of Molly Hourigan
10. V.  Scheming and Latté Drinking
11. VI. The Octopus Quadrille
12. VII. Dulcie Holland Says No
13. VIII. Anti Tango from Berlin as Premonition of Invasion by Russian Herbalists
14. IX. Prayer for Nonna Thora

PETER SCULTHORPE
String Quartet No. 18
Jointly commissioned in 2010 by Edinburgh Festival for Tokyo String Quartet and Peter and Leila Doyle for Flinders Quartet
15. I. Prelude
16. II. A Land Singing
17. III. A Dying Land
18. IV. A Lost Land
19. V. Postlude

TOM HENRY
20. Scenes from a Poet’s Life
Commissioned in 2015 by Melbourne Recital Centre / University of Melbourne with support from Majlis Pty Ltd
In memory of Lawrence Whiffin (1931 - 2012)


Flinders Quartet

Shane Chen violin
Nicholas Waters violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello
with
Benjamin Martin piano [tks 1-5]

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TRACKLISTING

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN
The Offering
Commissioned in 2016 by Flinders Quartet with support from Chris Arnold and Margot Costanzo
1. I. Allegro con spirito
2. II. Andante
3. III. Vivace scherzo
4. IV. Tranquillo
5. V. Allegro energetico

RICHARD MILLS
String Quartet No. 4: Glimpses from My Book of Dada
Commissioned in 2010 with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday
6. I. The Circumspect Ibis
7. II. The Rise of the Airheads in Public Life
8. III. Rêve circulaire du wombat
9. IV. Rare Umbrella Dance of Molly Hourigan
10. V.  Scheming and Latté Drinking
11. VI. The Octopus Quadrille
12. VII. Dulcie Holland Says No
13. VIII. Anti Tango from Berlin as Premonition of Invasion by Russian Herbalists
14. IX. Prayer for Nonna Thora

PETER SCULTHORPE
String Quartet No. 18
Jointly commissioned in 2010 by Edinburgh Festival for Tokyo String Quartet and Peter and Leila Doyle for Flinders Quartet
15. I. Prelude
16. II. A Land Singing
17. III. A Dying Land
18. IV. A Lost Land
19. V. Postlude

TOM HENRY
20. Scenes from a Poet’s Life
Commissioned in 2015 by Melbourne Recital Centre / University of Melbourne with support from Majlis Pty Ltd
In memory of Lawrence Whiffin (1931 - 2012)


Flinders Quartet

Shane Chen violin
Nicholas Waters violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello
with
Benjamin Martin piano [tks 1-5]

Recording Producer - Stephen Snelleman
Recording Engineer - Russell Thomson
Editing - Brandon Philip Jones
Mixing and Mastering - Jim Atkins

Recorded June-July 2017 in Collins Street Baptist Church and Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre

Special thanks to everyone who supported the project through Creative Partnerships Australia and their Plus1.