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reCreate
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reCreate

ABC ME  |  October 13, 2017
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Thirty music students spent three days with members of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, re-imagining Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture into a unique contemporary musical ...

Thirty music students spent three days with members of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, re-imagining Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture into a unique contemporary musical work. This program follows the students as they improvised, rehearsed, directed, composed and collaborated, culminating in a live performance in front of their family and friends at the Sydney Opera House.

Behind the scenes of memorable music videos, with a look at the secrets and ideas behind Tina Turner's most famous promos.

Behind the scenes of memorable music videos, with a look at the secrets and ideas behind Tina Turner's most famous promos.

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features Renee Fleming and Rufus ...

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features Renee Fleming and Rufus Wainwright.

Morgan Freeman, himself born in Memphis - considered one of the main centres of soul - traces the evolution of the genre from the 60s and 70s through to the 90s.

Morgan Freeman, himself born in Memphis - considered one of the main centres of soul - traces the evolution of the genre from the 60s and 70s through to the 90s.

Ballarat's Sweet Mona's Choir was initially formed in 1996 by Verity Higgins as a student choir to teach singing as an approach to teaching voice skills in a performing arts ...

Ballarat's Sweet Mona's Choir was initially formed in 1996 by Verity Higgins as a student choir to teach singing as an approach to teaching voice skills in a performing arts course. Today the Sweet Mona's Choir is one of Victoria's leading and most renowned community choirs and has become an embodiment of the remarkable power of community art.

This award-winning, uplifting feature-length documentary chronicles the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort ...

This award-winning, uplifting feature-length documentary chronicles the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas. The competition is held every four years and 75 contestants are selected to perform in three elimination rounds.

Morgan Freeman continues his showcase of the development of American blues music, taking up the story with the 1960s musicians from across the world who blended and melded it ...

Morgan Freeman continues his showcase of the development of American blues music, taking up the story with the 1960s musicians from across the world who blended and melded it with thumping electric rock to produce new sounds.

In Search Of Beethoven
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In Search Of Beethoven

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  April 24, 2011
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From the award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabskya comes a comprehensive look at Beethoven's life through his musical output.

From the award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabskya comes a comprehensive look at Beethoven's life through his musical output.

Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical ...

Join 3600 talented singers and dancers, and musicians aged 5 to 18, from NSW public schools, as they take over Sydney's Entertainment Centre to present a school musical extravaganza of epic proportions.

This is a cinematic and aesthetically high-quality homage to one of the greatest violin virtuosos of this decade. Charting the American star violinist Joshua Bell's rise to ...

This is a cinematic and aesthetically high-quality homage to one of the greatest violin virtuosos of this decade. Charting the American star violinist Joshua Bell's rise to success, and using his music to explore the man behind the phenomenon, this revealing one-hour special unveils intimate insights into rehearsals coupled with unique, high-quality live recordings from concerts. Pieces featured are from Bell's extensive and individualised repertoire.

Set The Piano Stool On Fire
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Set The Piano Stool On Fire

ABC  |  September 16, 2012
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Chronicles the relationship over two years between Alfred Brendel and Kit Armstrong, an 18-year-old Chinese American, culminating in Kit's first big concert with Ricardo ...

Chronicles the relationship over two years between Alfred Brendel and Kit Armstrong, an 18-year-old Chinese American, culminating in Kit's first big concert with Ricardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features Herbie Hancock.

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features Herbie Hancock.

Classic Countdown
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Classic Countdown

ABC  |  September 17, 2017
One of the most loved programs ever broadcast by the ABC, Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. We celebrate the sights and sounds of 1975 ...

One of the most loved programs ever broadcast by the ABC, Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. We celebrate the sights and sounds of 1975 with narrator John Paul Young.

Through live performances and lively opinions, actor Morgan Freeman traces the ancestry and growth of sweet soul music

Through live performances and lively opinions, actor Morgan Freeman traces the ancestry and growth of sweet soul music

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman talks us through the history of blues music, the characters it has spawned over the 100 years since it was born in the Mississippi Delta and ...

Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman talks us through the history of blues music, the characters it has spawned over the 100 years since it was born in the Mississippi Delta and the impact it has had on modern music.

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features James Taylor.

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features James Taylor.

For one emotional night, a group of children living in a slum in Mumbai, India, get a chance to experience a different world as they perform The Sound of Music with a ...

For one emotional night, a group of children living in a slum in Mumbai, India, get a chance to experience a different world as they perform The Sound of Music with a classical orchestra, fostering hopes that it could change their lives.

Hugh Laurie
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Hugh Laurie

ABC  |  June 24, 2012
Hugh Laurie takes a personal journey into the heart and soul of blues and jazz music.

Hugh Laurie takes a personal journey into the heart and soul of blues and jazz music.

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, ...

An exciting talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson and John Mellencamp.

Elvis Costello describes Tony Bennett as "a man who embodies the humanity and the subtle nuance of American melody from the heart-standing crescendo of his most requested ...

Elvis Costello describes Tony Bennett as "a man who embodies the humanity and the subtle nuance of American melody from the heart-standing crescendo of his most requested songs to the intensity of a piano- accompanied ballad. He is a great American artist whether he has a microphone or a paintbrush in his hand."

This is the personal story of achievement by the remarkable Adrian Anantawan, a brilliant young Canadian solo violinist, born without a right hand.

This is the personal story of achievement by the remarkable Adrian Anantawan, a brilliant young Canadian solo violinist, born without a right hand.

Stephen Fry explores his passion for controversial composer Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with Hitler's Nazi regime?

Stephen Fry explores his passion for controversial composer Richard Wagner. Can he salvage the music he loves from its dark association with Hitler's Nazi regime?

Great heartwarming documentary with ample archival footage of singer-song writer and musician, Bill Withers from the 1970s as well as him now in his 70s.

Great heartwarming documentary with ample archival footage of singer-song writer and musician, Bill Withers from the 1970s as well as him now in his 70s.

Growing up in war-torn Yugoslavia, Milos Karadagli from Montenegro discovered a battered guitar in his parents' bedroom and after realising his natural talent declared that he ...

Growing up in war-torn Yugoslavia, Milos Karadagli from Montenegro discovered a battered guitar in his parents' bedroom and after realising his natural talent declared that he wanted to take this instrument out of hibernation. Heartstrings tells the story of Karadagli love affair with the guitar, taking it to concert halls around the world and restoring it to its rightful place in the pantheon of classical music.

A biography of German composer, Robert Schumann.

A biography of German composer, Robert Schumann.

Join The Wiggles as they meet the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Joined by friends Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Dorothy the Dinosaur and Andy the Conductor, they perform ...

Join The Wiggles as they meet the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Joined by friends Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus, Dorothy the Dinosaur and Andy the Conductor, they perform all your favourite songs.

David Starkey's Music And Monarchy
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David Starkey's Music And Monarchy: Crown And Choir

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 10, 2014
In this new series, renowned historian Dr David Starkey reveals how the story of British music was shaped by its monarchy. While exploring what the monarchy has done for ...

In this new series, renowned historian Dr David Starkey reveals how the story of British music was shaped by its monarchy. While exploring what the monarchy has done for music, David Starkey also shows what music has done for the monarchy. In this first episode he begins with kings who were also composers - Henry V and Henry VIII - and the "golden age" of English music they presided over.

This week features two men who changed the face of America - entertainment producer Norman Lear and Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz. They have been friends since 1994.

This week features two men who changed the face of America - entertainment producer Norman Lear and Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz. They have been friends since 1994.

Presented by Andrew Denton, The Music In Me, is a heart-felt tribute to the human spirit. This award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of a unique troupe of ...

Presented by Andrew Denton, The Music In Me, is a heart-felt tribute to the human spirit. This award-winning documentary tells the inspiring story of a unique troupe of intellectually and physically disabled performers - the Merry Makers - as they prepare for the performance of a lifetime at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.

Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul electric guitars have been heard on more popular recordings than any other instruments during the rock era. This is the story of their ...

Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul electric guitars have been heard on more popular recordings than any other instruments during the rock era. This is the story of their design, sounds, and the battle between them.

Iconoclasts features a pair of innovators from different fields including film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music, and business. It captures the essence of these ...

Iconoclasts features a pair of innovators from different fields including film, literature, architecture, fashion, food, music, and business. It captures the essence of these headline-makers through the eyes of the creative visionaries who respect and admire them the most. The. 'Iconoclasts' visit each other's worlds to explore their inspirations and their passions.

Part three of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Hunters & Collectors formed in Melbourne in 1981, in the post-punk Melbourne scene surrounding the ...

Part three of the unique music documentary series, Great Australian Albums. Hunters & Collectors formed in Melbourne in 1981, in the post-punk Melbourne scene surrounding the Crystal Ballroom. The group was an immediate success and they soon migrated to London. However, the core of the band believed their future was in Australia, and decided to return. A dedication to touring and a desire to explore the ethos of Australian suburbia gave the group a direction that would make them one of the most successful Australian bands of the 1980s.

The Secret Of The Violin
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The Secret Of The Violin

SBS  |  March 22, 2014
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With Stradivari and Guarneri violins from Cremona in Italy fetching some of the highest prices in auction for any work of art (20 million euros and above), this film throws ...

With Stradivari and Guarneri violins from Cremona in Italy fetching some of the highest prices in auction for any work of art (20 million euros and above), this film throws light on the often murky world of rarefied instruments and their value, both as superb musical instruments and as objects for collectors.

An exciting new music talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features The Police.

An exciting new music talk series hosted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Elvis Costello. Each artist not only talks but performs. This episode features The Police.

Internationally acclaimed Irish concert pianist John O'Conor is in Positano, on Italy's beautiful rugged Amalfi coast holding a masterclass. He wants to pass on the passion ...

Internationally acclaimed Irish concert pianist John O'Conor is in Positano, on Italy's beautiful rugged Amalfi coast holding a masterclass. He wants to pass on the passion and power of Beethoven's music to the next generation of musicians.

Award-winning musician Bjork and legendary broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough tell the remarkable story of how and why music has evolved and explore our unique ...

Award-winning musician Bjork and legendary broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough tell the remarkable story of how and why music has evolved and explore our unique relationship with music.

Follow the heart-warming journey of a regional children's choir, and its founder Michelle Leonard's personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape back to life.

Follow the heart-warming journey of a regional children's choir, and its founder Michelle Leonard's personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape back to life.

Gareth Malone Goes To Glyndebourne
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Gareth Malone Goes To Glyndebourne

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  August 14, 2011
Choirmaster Gareth Malone has been given the task of finding 50 teenagers from across East Sussex, to sing on the main stage of one of the world's most prestigious opera ...

Choirmaster Gareth Malone has been given the task of finding 50 teenagers from across East Sussex, to sing on the main stage of one of the world's most prestigious opera houses, Glyndebourne in the UK.

Gareth Malone Goes To Glyndebourne
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Gareth Malone Goes To Glyndebourne

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  August 28, 2011
After rehearsing in a studio for two months, the Knight Crew company moves onto the main stage at Glyndebourne for the first time. Rehearsals continue with John Fulljames, ...

After rehearsing in a studio for two months, the Knight Crew company moves onto the main stage at Glyndebourne for the first time. Rehearsals continue with John Fulljames, director, blocking out scenes on set, and Nicholas Collon conducting in the pit.

This documentary follows Matthew Bourne as he attempts to re-interpret Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty from first workshops to final rehearsals with set and costumes.

This documentary follows Matthew Bourne as he attempts to re-interpret Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty from first workshops to final rehearsals with set and costumes.

The Choir: Unsung Town
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The Choir: Unsung Town

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  July 24, 2011
Having created a choir in the Hertfordshire housing estate of South Oxhey, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to take it places. South Oxhey suffers from a poor reputation in ...

Having created a choir in the Hertfordshire housing estate of South Oxhey, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to take it places. South Oxhey suffers from a poor reputation in surrounding neighbourhoods but Gareth believes his choir can hold its own among Hertfordshire's best.

Elvis Costello
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Elvis Costello

SBS  |  November 16, 2013
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One of the most intelligent writers and singers of his time, Elvis Costello's output has ranged from punk through to jazz and classical. Discover the man behind the mask in ...

One of the most intelligent writers and singers of his time, Elvis Costello's output has ranged from punk through to jazz and classical. Discover the man behind the mask in the first ever intimate profile of this legendary performer.

Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me
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Joanna Lumley: Elvis and Me

ABC  |  November 1, 2016
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Joanna Lumley travels to the USA to follow in Elvis's footsteps, meet his family and friends, visit Graceland and Sun Studios where he recorded his first rock 'n' roll song.

Joanna Lumley travels to the USA to follow in Elvis's footsteps, meet his family and friends, visit Graceland and Sun Studios where he recorded his first rock 'n' roll song.

The Choir: Unsung Town
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The Choir: Unsung Town

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2  |  July 31, 2011
Choirmaster Gareth Malone has started two successful choirs, for adults and children, in the housing estate of South Oxhey in the UK, but he believes they won't become 'real' ...

Choirmaster Gareth Malone has started two successful choirs, for adults and children, in the housing estate of South Oxhey in the UK, but he believes they won't become 'real' choirs until they can perform technically challenging classical music, and sing in Latin. So he arranges for both his choirs to sing at concert performances alongside highly accomplished musicians in front of demanding audiences.

The Story Of Bran Nue Dae gives the background to the making of the feature musical Bran Nue Dae. It tells how this crazy madcap story, based on a stage-play by Broome writer ...

The Story Of Bran Nue Dae gives the background to the making of the feature musical Bran Nue Dae. It tells how this crazy madcap story, based on a stage-play by Broome writer and musician Jimmy Chi and his band Kuckles, made the transition to the silver screen. It also looks at the experiences of these artists who grew up in the 60's in the multi-cultural pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia.

Already a celebrated poet and novelist, this raw and honest 1965 documentary captures a young Leonard Cohen on the brink of his transition to music super-stardom.

Already a celebrated poet and novelist, this raw and honest 1965 documentary captures a young Leonard Cohen on the brink of his transition to music super-stardom.

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Afghan Pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. But this is more than just a TV show ... in Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. ...

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Afghan Pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. But this is more than just a TV show ... in Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award and the World Cinema Directing Award at Sundance, 2009.

One hundred years ago Diaghilev founded the Ballets Russes in Paris. Seventy years ago this company was to change Australia forever. A Thousand Encores is the story of how ...

One hundred years ago Diaghilev founded the Ballets Russes in Paris. Seventy years ago this company was to change Australia forever. A Thousand Encores is the story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century - the celebrated Ballets Russes - came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930s, leaving a rich legacy that lasts to this day.

During 'Machines' we look at the different type of machines in the home, machines we see when we are out and about and simple machines that can be made from recycled and ...

During 'Machines' we look at the different type of machines in the home, machines we see when we are out and about and simple machines that can be made from recycled and household materials.

Join Alex and Justine as they paint a summery garden scene, make a colourful fan, check the Play School thermometer and look through the windows to see a family playing some ...

Join Alex and Justine as they paint a summery garden scene, make a colourful fan, check the Play School thermometer and look through the windows to see a family playing some beach games.

During 'Machines' we look at the different type of machines in the home, machines we see when we are out and about and simple machines that can be made from recycled and ...

During 'Machines' we look at the different type of machines in the home, machines we see when we are out and about and simple machines that can be made from recycled and household materials.

Join Alex and Justine as they paint a summery garden scene, make a colourful fan, check the Play School thermometer and look through the windows to see a family playing some ...

Join Alex and Justine as they paint a summery garden scene, make a colourful fan, check the Play School thermometer and look through the windows to see a family playing some beach games.

Each year, the best dancers, singers and musicians from Queensland's state schools come together to stage one of the state's largest performing arts events. Be wowed by some ...

Each year, the best dancers, singers and musicians from Queensland's state schools come together to stage one of the state's largest performing arts events. Be wowed by some of the best young performing artists Australia has to offer.

During 'Machines' we look at the different type of machines in the home, machines we see when we are out and about and simple machines that can be made from recycled and ...

During 'Machines' we look at the different type of machines in the home, machines we see when we are out and about and simple machines that can be made from recycled and household materials.

Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
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