Barton William

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Barton William

Catalogue # 4764834

ABC Classic FM CD of the Week: 2nd of July 2012

The didjeridu player William Barton has a once-in-a-generation talent and has collaborated with many Australian composers. This release features compositions by this artist together with those of Peter Sculthorpe.

Barton, W:
Kalkadungu, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Richard Gill
Didjeridu Solo No. 1
Voice and Didjeridu Improvisation No. 1, with Delmae Barton (vocals)
I Dream of Sacred…I am my Dream, Southern Cross Soloists
Didjeridu Solo No. 2
Voice and Didjeridu Improvisation No. 2, with Delmae Barton (vocals)
Didjeridu Solo No. 3

Earth Cry
The Queensland Orchestra, Michael Christie

Requiem: Communion
Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer

William Barton (didjeridu)


William Barton is becoming known around the world for his Didjeridu playing, and it’s not just because of the unusual nature of the instrument. There is amazing virtuosity and sensitivity in his performances. This disc from ABC Classics is an amazing collection of contemporary Australian classical music, featuring the new work written jointly by Barton and Matthew Hindson as well as a number of haunting solos by Barton. This is a particularly astounding group of works that needs to be listened to in great depth to truly understand the nature of them.

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