Performances & Broadcasts

ABC Classic FM,  Music Overnight 28th June, 2018, 5.47 a.m. Sunda Song, for flute, harp, cello, performed by Carisma, Anna Stoddart, flute, Janice Preece, harp, Louise King, cello. from ABC  CD, Lilly’s Eyes.

4MBS Classic FM, Under Southern Skies, 10th July 2018, 1p.m. Do You Remember, for solo piano, by Betty Beath, played by Betty Beath.

ABC Classic FM,  Music Overnight 14th June, 2018,1.08 a.m.  Lament for Kosovo, by Betty Beath, played by Sydney Mandolins. ABC Classic FM recording.

ABC Classic FM,  Music Overnight 4th June, 2018, 5.56a.m.  Encounters: II. A Loving Embrace, by Betty Beath, played by Betty Beath.

ABC Classic FM,   Music Overnight 25th May, 2018, 2.58a.m. From a Quiet Place, for viola and piano, Patricia Pollett, viola, Colin Spiers, piano.

ABC Classic FM, Classic Drive,  15th May, 2018, 5.18 p.m. Dreams and Visions: Birds the Colour of the Moon,  Betty Beath, piano (from Betty  Beath Plays her own Piano Music).

ABC Classic FM, Classic Drive,  9th May, 2018, 7.45 p.m.‘Merindu Bali’, piano solo, Betty Beath, piano.

ABC Classic FM, Classic Breakfast, 26th April, 2018, 6.55 A.M.  ‘Asmaradana’ for orchestra, by Betty Beath,                         Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ruben Silva, conductor.

ABC Classic FM, Classic Breakfast,  18th April 2018,   ‘Birds the Colour of the Moon’  piano solo by Betty Beath and performed by Betty  Beath

7th April, 2018, Vienna:  Betty Beath’s ‘Lament for the Victims of War’ was performed in recital by American pianist, Ruth Spindler, in a program that also included works by Amy Beach, Mel Bonis, Emma Lou Diemer and Nancy Van de Vate.

                                                                                                                        18th March, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane: Betty Beath’s song cycle, ‘River Songs’ was performed by Laura King, soprano and Anna Rutkowska-Schock, piano, in a concert  titled ‘River Songs’, presented by The Hourglass Ensemble.

ABC Classic FM, Music Overnight, 9th April, 2018,  Betty Beath’s performance of her piano solo,“Lament for the Victims of War”, broadcast.

Radio Arts Indonesia:  9th April, 2018, “Light Through a Stained Glass Window”, Betty Beath, piano.

Radio Arts Indonesia:  llth April, 2018, “Dreams and Visions”, Betty Beath, piano.

Radio Arts Indonesia:  29th March, 2018, the song cycle,“A Garland for St. Francis”, Susan Dunn, soprano, Betty Beath, piano.

Radio Arts Indonesia:  19th March, 2018, ‘Woman’s Song’ The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Toshiyuki Shimada, conductor.

Radio Arts Indonesia:  21st March, 2018, “Nawang Wulan’ Susan Dunn, soprano, Betty Beath, piano.

ABC Classic FM Radio: Music Overnight,  4th March, 2018. ‘From a Quiet Place’, Patricia Pollett, viola, Colin Spiers, piano.

ABC Classic FM Radio Classic Breakfast with Russell Torrance 28th February 2018
Birds the Colour of the Moon, by Betty Beath,  played by Betty Beath piano.

ABC Classic FM Radio Classic Breakfast with Russell Torrance 13th February 2018
Birds the Colour of the Moon, Betty Beath piano Classic Breakfast with Russell Torrance

Radio Arts Indonesia 12th February 2018
Indonesian Diptych: 1 Asmaradana and 2 Manusia Pertama di Angkasa Luar,  Moravian Philharmonic OrchestraToshiyuki Shimada, conductor.

Radio Arts Indonesia 11th February 2018
Prayer, from A Garland for Saint Francis, Susan Lorette Dunn, soprano; Betty Beath, piano.

Radio Arts Indonesia First week of February 2018
Betty Beath, A Garland For St Francis, Susan Lorette Dunn, soprano; Betty Beath, piano;
Betty Beath, Dreams and Visions (1996), Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Mark Summerbell;
Betty Beath, Lament for the Victims of War, Betty Beath, piano;
Betty Beath, River Songs (1991) (Jena Woodhouse)

1) River Mother, River Child

2) Boy & The River

3) River Nocturne

4) House by the River

5) Tree of Two Souls Swift Tide

6) River Voices Before Dawn, Jan Delpratt, soprano; Betty Beath, piano;

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From a Quiet Place, for viola and piano
Performed by Patricia Pollett, viola and Colin Spiers, piano.
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Merindu Bali (Bali Yearning)
Performed by Ananda Sukarlan, piano.
13/01/2018:  ABC CLASSIC FM:
Lagu Lagu Manis (Sweet Melodies)
Performed by Gary Williams, cello and Betty Beath, piano.
To hear the work on youtube go t0

 LAGU LAGU MANIS compressedI have been advised by Ananda Sukarlan that, on August 31st, 2017 at 7.30 p.m., my work for orchestra, Lagu Lagu Manis will be performed at  Graha Bhakti Budaya, TIM Arts Center, Jakarta, by the Ananda Sukarlan Orchestra, conducted by Ananda Sukarlan.

My work will be programmed in a concert, which is a gift from the Australian Embassy to the people of Indonesia to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Month.

Other works performed will be Peter Sculthorpe’s Small Town as well as Ananda’s own work The Voyage to Marege for didgeridoo, flute concertante & orchestra. This will be a world premiere, with Djakapurra Manyurryun (didgeridoo) and Carmen Caballero (flute).

Note: Lagu Lagu Manis, performed by the Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tsanko Delibozov can be heard on Youtube.

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30/07/2017: Poems from the Chinese.

26/07/2017: Nawang Wulan, voice and piano

24/07/2017:  Sunda Song,  for harp, flute and cello

23/07/2017:  Asmaradana, piano and Black on White, piano

23/07/2017:  Encounters, piano

22/07/2017:  Lament for Kosovo, for string orchestra

22/07/2017:  Towards the Psalms,  song cycle, voice/piano

18/07/2017:  A Garland for St Francis, cycle, voice/piano

12/07/2017:  Fratelli Minori,  for choir/instrumental ensemble


16/07/2017: ABC CLASSIC FM


Music Overnight. Merindu Bali, piano


24/02/2016 ABC CLASSIC FM

Classic Drive, presented by Christopher Lawrence, SUNDA SONG for harp flute and celloBy Betty Beath, performed by Carisma: Janice Preese, harp, Janice Stoddart, flute and Louise King, cello.


POEMS FROM THE CHINESE, by Betty Beath:  Janet Delpratt, voice, Floyd Williams, clarinet, Gary Williams, cello, Betty Beath, piano.


WOMAN’S SONG. Allegro Vivace for strings, by Betty Beath: Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada. Released on the CD, Music from Six Continents 2001 Series, by Vienna Modern Masters.


ASMARADANA, for string orchestra,  by Betty Beath: Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ruben Silva. Released on CD, Music from Six Continents 1995 series, by Vienne Modern Masters.


BLACK ON WHITE, piano, by Betty Beath: performed by Betty Beath. Released on CD Poetic Nostalgia, Music of Australian Composers, produced by Robert Allworth.



“Australian” Women in Music No. 150 for January 25/2016
Celebrating Australian Day January 26th.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra: Concerto for Orchestra. Margaret Sutherland.
Conductor. Patrick Thomas.

Susan Lorette Dunn: Soprano. In This Garden. Betty Beath.
Betty Beath. Piano.

Karin Schaupp: Guitar. Guitar Concerto. Philip Bracanin.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor. Ronald Spigelman.

Laurel Swinden: Flute. Bali Moods No.1 Anne Boyd.
Stephanie Mara: Piano.

The Brisbane Baroque Trio: Concerto Grosso. Mary Mageau.
Queensland Symphony Symphony,
Conductor. Wilfred Lehmann.

Syzygy Ensemble. Making Angels Katy Abbott

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra: Green Leaf. from “Wild Swans Concert Suite. Elena Kats-Cherin
Conductor. Ola Rudner. Eliza Aria. from “Wild Swans Concert Suite. Elena Kats-Cherin
Brothers : from “Wild Swans Concert Suite. Elena Kats-Cherin

David Hamilton: Tenor. Three Tree Songs. Dulcie Holland.
Nigel Butterley: Piano.

Kind regards,


ABC CLASSIC FM, Saturday 6th February
Evenings with Graham Abbott

Betty Beath,
From a Quiet Place, for viola & piano
Colin Spiers (piano), Patricia Pollett (viola)
Still Life (Tall Poppies TP162)


From 29th to 31st January

Betty Beath
A Garland for St Francis
Susan Dunn, mezzo soprano, Betty Beath, piano

Betty Beath, piano

From a Bridge of Dreams
Emma Knott, flute, David Miller, piano

Fratelli Minori,
Alexandra Choral and St Phillips Singers

Lament for Kosovo,
Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra,
Conducted by Toshiyuki Shimada


From 3rd to 7th January

From a Quiet Place
Patricia Pollett, viola, Colin Spiers, piano

Indonesian Diptych
The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra,
Conducted by Ruben Silva

Towards the Psalms
Margaret Schindler, soprano, Betty Beath, Piano
Text, Anne Michaels