David Stanhope Music
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News March 2017

I am well on the way to creating the contents of CD1 for my PhD. The pieces (and likely order) are: Three Poems; E.G.B.D.S.; Three Folk-Elegies; Australian Fantasia; Olympic Fireworks; Folksongs for Band, Suite No.2. All will be orchestral realizations apart from the last.

The revised version of the Folksong Suite has hardly ever been performed, and certainly not recorded. Three Poems is an early work for high soprano and string orchestra with words by the Australian poet Gwen Harwood. I am delighted that the well-known Sydney soprano, Alison Morgan, has agreed to record the vocal part. The equally well-known recording guru, Christo Curtis, (who has one of the longest lists of credits in the film and recording studio worlds) will run the session and probably make the final masters of all the PhD CDs.


The transfer of my works to the Australian Music Centre from Southern Music is progressing, but it is a...very...slow...process...




David Stanhope is a free-lance conductor with wide experience in orchestral, opera, chamber and film music. He is a composer, especially for wind band, with many publications. As an instrumentalist, David Stanhope was a french horn player for many years before switching to bass trombone; he is also a virtuoso pianist.

David Stanhope may be contacted at the following email address:
dstanhope AT bigpond DOT com

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Many thanks to

- Bob Hower -

The Elder Conservatorium Wind Ensemble


Tall Poppies

for excerpts from the 'Little Ripper!' CD