Bentley String Quintet – Robbie James: The Marree Sisters (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 18:15 minutes | 133 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © ABC Classic
The music of Robbie James has been described as “a journal through time and space with deep respect for our vast and varied land.”
With The Marree Sisters, Robbie takes us deep into the heart of Australia, to the outback town of Marree, at the starting point of the Birdsville and Oodnadatta tracks, a tiny community of European, First Nations and Afghan cultures on the edge of the central deserts.
The music evolves from the isolation and harsh conditions of those stark plains, and follows the five teenage Marree sisters – the composer’s own mother and aunts – as they take the culture of their little town to the big city in search of work, love and their own families.
The Marree Sisters frames the love and friendships carved from hardships that would imprint authenticity into the lifelong bonds they would make.
1-01. Bentley String Quintet – The Marree Sisters: I. Across the Spinifex to Marree (04:01)
1-02. Bentley String Quintet – The Marree Sisters: II. To the Big Smoke (04:42)
1-03. Bentley String Quintet – The Marree Sisters: III. Love to Be Found (02:46)
1-04. Bentley String Quintet – The Marree Sisters: IV. They Loved (05:05)
1-05. Bentley String Quintet – The Marree Sisters: V. Five Farewells (01:40)