Cootamundra Music was established by Malcolm Tattersall in 1982, primarily to publish and sell his own music. For the next fifteen years it was part of a co-operative arrangement with other self-published Australasian composers for recorder but Malcolm's move from Melbourne to Townsville made this impractical and Cootamundra became a single-composer publisher again in 1998. Malcolm's debut CD appeared under the Cootamundra name in 2002 and some of his arrangements for woodwind ensemble or junior concert band were added in 2003.
Resources for Recorder Players and Teachers
All of the other composers whose work was available through Cootamundra Music are still active in one way or another:
- Lance Eccles is now published by Orpheus.
- Suzanne Palmer-Holton and Peter Madge have continued to self-publish. Contact Suzanne at http://www.palmerholtonmusic.com/ and Peter at 27 Hilary Ave, McCrae, Victoria 3938, Australia.
- Both Cenarth Fox and John Rimmer are still writing and both still have recorder music in their catalogues, but their main interests are plays for schools and music for orchestral instruments, respectively. See http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~foxplays/ and http://composers21.com/compdocs/rimmerj.htm.
Malcolm Tattersall Home: CD reviews, book reviews and more, including these articles:
- Using Recorders in Schools
- A review of Playing Recorder Sonatas by Anthony Rowland Jones.
- A guide to One-volume References for Recorder Players.
- Links to other Australasian societies and individual players.
The North Qld Recorder Society home page was hosted on this site until 2103 but is now here. The old site is still here. It has not been kept current (and won't be) but may be useful for historical information.
Cootamundra wattle is a small tree native to south-eastern Australia. It has attractive grey-green feathery foliage year round and is covered by masses of small round flowers in late winter. It is hardy and prolific, to the point of being regarded as a weed in some areas. For more botanical detail, see http://www.anbg.gov.au/acacia/species/A-baileyana.html