CELEBRARE: SCM Wind Symphony


This collection of new and evocative works celebrates the centenary of the Conservatorium, which occurred in 2015. The SCM Wind Symphony, led by international conductor John Lynch, has quickly established itself as a leader in the wind band movement. They are committed to presenting passionate and artistic concerts to their audiences, and to commissioning and recording music by talented composers from Australia and abroad. They enjoy collaborating with dance, theatre, visual artists, and other contemporary media. Graduates of the ensemble have gone on to successful performing and teaching careers around the world.

Celebrare Celeberrime (celebration to the extreme) aptly captures the mood of this collection of mostly Australian repertoire. A number of the works, including those by Vine, Muhl, Lane, Previn and Hindson/Mac, are premiere recordings. The works by Matthew Hindson and Paul Mac, and Peter Van Zandt Lane were composed especially for the ensemble. Each composer’s distinctive voice is a welcome addition to the ever expanding repertoire for this medium. International composer and conductor Andre Previn’s first wind band work is a focal point of the album.

Wind Symphony Orchestra The Conservatorium


Sydney Conservatorium of Music Wind Symphony
John P. Lynch, conductor

1. Celebrare Celeberrime-Carl Vine [born 1954]/arr. Littlemore (Faber Music)
2. Smoke and Mirrors-Erica Muhl [born 1961] (Erica Muhl)
3. Spoon River-Percy Aldridge Grainger [1882-1961]/ed. Carson and Naylor (Southern Music Company)
4. E.G.B.D.S. (Edward Grieg By David Stanhope) [born 1952]-David Stanhope (H L Music)
5. Hivemind-Peter Van Zandt Lane [born 1985] (Peter Van Zandt Lane (BMI)
Music for Wind Orchestra (No Strings Attached)-Andre Previn [born 1929] (G. Schirmer)
6. I. Moderate
7II. Slow
8. III. Fast
9. Requiem for a City (movement I)-Matthew Hindson [born 1968] and Paul Mac [born 1965]  (Faber Music)

SCM Wind Symphony Players List


Engineering and Mastering: Bruce Leek
Assistant Engineer: Jonathan Palmer
Producer: Bradley Genevro
Assistant Producers: Stephen Capaldo, Scott Ryan, Bryan Griffiths, Joanne Heaton, Fiona Lucas, Stephen Smith, Mason St. Pierre
Editors: Bradley Genevro, John Lynch

Special Thanks:

Professor Anna Reid, Dean, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Professor Matthew Hindson, Paul Mac, David Stanhope, Carl Vine, Scott Ryan, Tom Westley, Adrienne Sach, Jacqui Smith, Guy McEwan, David Kim-Boyle, Mark Heindl