Kingfisher - Songs for Halcyon

Kingfisher – Songs for Halcyon

  1. Moya HENDERSON – I Lost a World the Other Day (excerpt) -:-- / 3:40
  2. Nigel BUTTERLEY – Nature Changes at the Speed of Life (excerpt) -:-- / 2:42

Label: Tall Poppies
UPC: TP236

This CD is the result of a daring project to commission 21 composers to write new works for Halcyon’s two singers, Jenny Duck-Chong and Alison Morgan. Presented over two concerts in their 15th anniversary year, and then recorded at Trackdown, the works are now available to all. The music, commissioned from some of Australia’s finest composers (all of whom have had involvement with Halcyon), is varied and intriguing and functions as a snapshot of recent Australian composition.

The performances are electric. What more could one want? Oh yes, all the recordings are world premieres!

Halcyon is a dynamic exponent of new vocal music based in Sydney. Since 1998 this virtuosic ensemble has forged connections both in Australia and across the globe with composers, music centres and institutions in the search for the best of contemporary chamber music for voice.

1 Andrew Ford – To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship 2:42
2 Stuart Greenbaum – Opalescence 4:00
3 Paul Stanhope – My Love In Her Attire 1:38
4 Elliott Gyger – The Pleiades At Midnight 4:27
5 Stephen Adams – Sometimes Snow Fell, Sometimes Darkness… 3:43
6 Jane Stanley – Round The Bay 3:31
7 Graham Hair – All About Anna 4:06
8 Rosalind Page – Aquila’s Wing 2:49
9 Nicholas Vines-  A King’s Manifesto 6:01
10 Katy Abbott – Follow Me Through The Shadow 2:57
11 Dan Walker – The Mystic Blue 3:40
12 Ross Edwards – The Tranquil Mind 3:16
13 Kevin March – Sea-blue Bird 4:07
14 Sharon Calcraft – Verathmende, Schillernde, Blitzende… 3:09
15 Andrew Schultz – Lake Moonrise, Op. 94 3:56
16 Gordon Kerry – Music (La Musique) 2:59
17 Raffaele Marcellino – Turbulent Passions Calm 3:43
18 John Peterson – See, The Prismatic Colors Glisten 4:47
19 Nigel Butterley – Nature Changes At The Speed Of Life 2:41
20 Moya Henderson – I Lost A World The Other Day 3:38
21 Gillian Whitehead – All One Water 4:24

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