Australian composer Alan Holley launched the Hammerings Records label in 2015. The inspiration for the label name came from his short series of solo works Hammerings, written between 1992 and 2001.
To ‘hammer’ is the English translation of the Italian musical term ‘martellato’ that instructs musicians to accent a note with great strength.


This coming weekend……

Lavender Bay Concert with Sirius Chamber Ensemble


CD covers



  Introducing our first two CDs:  Solos and HAMMERINGS


Solos    HR2015-1Solos CD cover


Auric  –  Gregory van der Struik, trombone
Mariner Music  –  Richard Rourke, clarinet
Dome Music  –  Kees Boersma, double bass
Piano Sonata 2001  –  Michele Bolla, piano
‘the birds will sing them off’  –  Milos Bjelica, clarinet
Hammerings II  –  Ivan Kirn, oboe
Still Road  –  Hrvoje Pintarić, horn & Tamara Jurkić Sviben, piano



HAMMERINGS    HR2015-2Hammerings CD cover


King Street  –  James Nightingale, alto saxophone
take flight  –  Stan Kornel, violin & Christopher Pidcock, cello
Hammerings  –  Snježana Pavićević, flute
Hammerings II  –  Shefali Pryor, oboe
Hammerings III  –  James Nightingale, soprano saxophone
Water Pieces  –  Tamara Jurkić Sviben, piano
Concorno  –  Hrvoje Pintarić, horn



 Solos and Hammerings CDs  are available online from:

  Kookaburra Music


hammerings CDs

Alan Holley CDs by Hammerings Records


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Header image: from painting 2 men and a horse by Melbourne artist Graeme Rowe