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Gillian Dooley has been curating and performing in concerts of music from the Austen family music collection in Australia and overseas since 2007. This collection includes the programs for many of these performances.
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ItemJane Austen: The French Connection( 2020-10-17)Concert program for Jane Austen: The French Connection, held at the Barr Smith Library Reading Room on Sunday 17 October 2020. A concert of French music from Jane Austen's music collection and that of her family. Songs by Paisiello, Devienne, Gretry, Storace and even (possibly) Queen Marie Antoinette, with music for solo harp by Krumpholtz and Dalayrac. Gillian Dooley (voice), Christine Morphett (harp), Mark Smith (cello).
ItemJane Austen's Songs of the Sea [Concert program](South Australian Maritime Museum, 2017-11-04)Among the music in Jane Austen’s personal music collection are many songs about sailors and the sea. Britain was at war for most of Austen’s lifetime and two of her brothers were naval officers. The program includes songs about life at sea and coming home, songs about the wives and families left behind, sailors’ love songs, and songs about war and revolution. Many of the songs are drawn from the rich folk heritage of the period. Others are written by composers including William Shield, Samuel Arnold, Stephen Storace and the prolific Charles Dibdin, whose comic and sentimental songs Austen seems to have been especially fond of. There are arrangements of Haydn and Handel tunes, and there is even a love song written by Matthew Flinders – the colleague of Jane Austen’s younger brother.
ItemDirges and Sad Ditties from Jane Austen's Music Collection [concert program](Flinders Institute for Research in the Humanities, 2017-07-16)Program for closing concert of Immortal Austen conference (Adelaide: July 2017) presented by Flinders University. Performers were Gillian Dooley, Nicola Hardie Beveridge, Chris Rawlinson, Kirstine Moffat and Alistair Knight. The music was selected from the Austen Family Music Collection. Includes extensive program notes.
Item'Thorough Bass and Human Nature: A Musical Tour Through Pride and Prejudice' [concert program]( 2012-11-04)The concert program from 'Thorough Bass and Human Nature: A Musical Tour through Pride and Prejudice', presented on Sunday 4 November 2012 at the State Library of South Australia. Gillian Dooley (soprano), Raechel Damarell (mezzo soprano) and Fiona McCauley (piano)
ItemThe Sweets of May: Jane Austen in the Garden [concert program]( 2011-05-08T13:16:33Z)Programs for 'The Sweets of May: Jane Austen in the Garden', a concert of music from the Austen family collections, presented at St John's Church, Reid, Australian Capital Territory on 17 April 2011 and St David's Church, Burnside, South Australia on 1 May 2011.
ItemJane Austen's Music: programs from performances( 2011-01-22T14:44:38Z)Programs from various performances of music from the Austen family music collections (including the presentation by Flinders University Library in the Adelaide Fringe 2008). For the 2011 program Sweets of May see separate record.