Australian Anthologies

Published On: Mon 14 November



We are looking forward to recording at The Ukaria Cultural Centre in the Adelaide Hills in early December. Alongside a CD of guitar quintets with Slava Grigoryan, we are beginning our project to record an Anthology of Australian string quartets. This begins with the very first existing manuscript for string quartet written in Australia in 1862 by Charles Edward Horsley. With the generous support, research and editing by Professor Richard Divall AO OBE, the Marshall-Hall Trust and individual donors, we are able to record many pre-1940’s quartets including works by Hart, Truman, Marshall-Hall and others.

The Marshall-Hall Trust was established by the instigation of Professor Divall with the purpose of the publishing previously unpublished music written in Australia prior to 1930. Funds from a  bequest by  the grandson of Australian composer Marshall-Hall allowed for the Trust to be formed and has ensured published works be made readily available to performers.

Ahead of our recording release in April 2017, we invite you to hear Horsley’s Mendelssohn-influenced work performed live in Melbourne at the Ian Potter Museum on 10 December (click here to book) and at UKARIA in the Adelaide Hills on 11 and 12 December (SOLD OUT).