Composers: Arvo Pärt, Sarah Hopkins, Vaughan Williams, Chris Williams, David John Lang
Performers: Simone Slattery v, Anthony Albrecht vc
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As I write, fires are ripping through Australia’s bushland, a devastatingly fitting context for Where Song Began, an album that pays homage to our country’s wildlife. Its artwork is utterly charming: David Lancashire’s colourful illustrations and Muneer Al Shanti’s photography provide complementary perspectives of nature. In the notes, biologist Tim Low offers words about Australia’s songbirds.