Jade CDs are widely heard on national and fine music stations throughout Australia, and are recognised as a valuable resource by educational authorities as being uniquely representative of the work of Australian composers. They are manufactured in limited runs of 500 and, as stocks are therefore limited, may be regarded as collectors' items! All Jade CD covers are distinctive. Most Jade CDs have an anthology format and include works by several composers. It's great to have these CDs on offer for a wider audience at CD Baby! ROBERT ALLWORTH - MINI-BIOG Robert Allworth (born 10th March 1943) now ranks as one of Australia's established serious composers. His symphonic compositions 'Plateau' and 'Australia Suite' have been performed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Patrick Thomas, and other symphonic works have been performed in Hong Kong, Japan and London. Robert has written numerous works for a wide variety of solo and instrumental ensembles. He is the founder of Jade CDs and the producer of all albums on this label, which now number over 90. In the 1997 Australia Day Honours, Robert Allworth was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM-Gen.Div.) for his services to music as a composer and as an advocate of other Australian composers' works. 'THE ACOLYTE' JADCD 1005 Duration: 69.04 Adrian Hooper directs the Sydney Mandolins in the Mandolin & Guitar Music of Robert Allworth. Pianist David Miller plays a variety of solo pieces. Organist Lawrence Bartlett plays the title piece and other works on the organ of St. Michaels Church, Vaucluse, Sydney. Inspirational sources include religion, literature and landscape. Tonal, impressionist and serial techniques of composition are used in this collection of 9 pieces. If you enjoy this CD, you'll also enjoy, 'PLACES IN TIME' JADCD 1006, 'TWILIGHT PIECES' JADCD 1010, 'CREMORNE PASTORALE' JADCD 1011and 'MUSIC FROM ST. MICHAELS, VAUCLUSE & ST. ANDREWS CATHEDRAL' JADCD 1012, all available now at CD Baby!