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Kingfisher

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Kingfisher : songs for Halcyon.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2015 [TP236] — 1 CD (80 min.)
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  • Library Availability: CD 2724 — Reference (not for loan) copy only

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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
To my excellent Lucasia, on our friendship (2013) for soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass clarinet and vibraphone
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Andrew Ford Halcyon, Jason Noble, William Jackson 2 mins, 42 sec.
Opalescence (2013) for soprano, mezzo, vibraphone and cello
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Stuart Greenbaum Halcyon, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 4 mins
My love in her attire for soprano with ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Paul Stanhope Halcyon, Alison Morgan, Jason Noble, Joshua Hill 1 mins, 38 sec.
The Pleiades at midnight (2013) for two singers and three players
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Elliott Gyger Halcyon, Laura Chislett, Geoffrey Gartner, Joshua Hill 4 mins, 27 sec.
Sometimes snow fell, sometimes darkness... (2013) — duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano with flute
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Stephen Adams Halcyon, Laura Chislett 3 mins, 43 sec.
Round the bay for mezzo-soprano voice with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Jane Stanley Halcyon, Jenny Duck-Chong, Laura Chislett, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 3 mins, 31 sec.
All about Anna for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute and vibraphone
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Graham Hair Halcyon, Laura Chislett, William Jackson 4 mins, 6 sec.
Aquila's wing — duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Rosalind Page Halcyon 2 mins, 49 sec.
A King's manifesto for soprano with ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Nicholas Vines Halcyon, Alison Morgan, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 6 mins, 1 sec.
Follow me through the shadow (2013) for two female voices and cello
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Katy Abbott Kvasnica Halcyon, Geoffrey Gartner 2 mins, 57 sec.
The mystic blue for mezzo-soprano voice with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Dan Walker Halcyon, Jenny Duck-Chong, Laura Chislett, William Jackson 3 mins, 40 sec.
The Tranquil mind — duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Ross Edwards Halcyon, Jason Noble, Geoffrey Gartner 3 mins, 16 sec.
Sea-blue bird (2014) for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and vibraphone
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Kevin March Halcyon, Laura Chislett, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 4 mins, 7 sec.
Lake moonrise, op. 94 (2013) for mezzo-soprano, clarinet in A, vibraphone and cello
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Andrew Schultz Halcyon, Jenny Duck-Chong, Jason Noble, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 3 mins, 56 sec.
Music (La musique) — duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Gordon Kerry Halcyon, Jason Noble, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 2 mins, 59 sec.
Turbulent passions calm (2014) — duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Raffæle Marcellino Halcyon, Laura Chislett, William Jackson 3 mins, 43 sec.
See, the prismatic colors glisten (2013) for soprano, mezzo-soprano, clarinet, cello and percussion
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
John Peterson Halcyon, Jason Noble, Geoffrey Gartner, William Jackson 4 mins, 47 sec.
Nature changes at the speed of life — soprano with cello
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Nigel Butterley Halcyon, Alison Morgan, Geoffrey Gartner 2 mins, 41 sec.
I lost a world the other day (2014) for mezzo-soprano and cello
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Moya Henderson Halcyon, Jenny Duck-Chong, Geoffrey Gartner 3 mins, 38 sec.
All One Water — duos: soprano, mezzo-soprano with chamber ensemble
Recorded/performed at: Trackdown Scoring Stage, Sydney, on 2014.
Gillian Whitehead Halcyon, William Jackson 4 mins, 24 sec.

Also includes: Verathmende, Schillernde, Blitzende... / Sharon Calcraft

Product details

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 2 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.

Duration: 80 min.

Liner notes include program notes, lyrics and biographical detais about the composers and performers.


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