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O for a muse of fire

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O for a muse of fire : Shakespeare settings by Australian composers / Michael Halliwell, baritone ; David Miller, piano.

  • Published by Vox Australis — 2013 [VAST033.2] — 1 CD (80 min.)
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Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Three Shakespeare songs (2009) for soprano and piano — Chimney sweepers
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Andrew Ford Michael Halliwell, David Miller 4 mins, 18 sec.
Three Shakespeare songs (2009) for soprano and piano — Orpheus with his lute
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Andrew Ford Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 58 sec.
Three Shakespeare songs (2009) for soprano and piano — When icicles hang by the wall
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Andrew Ford Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 30 sec.
Willow willow for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 13.
Percy Grainger Michael Halliwell, David Miller 4 mins, 6 sec.
Orpheus (1938) for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Fritz Hart Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 50 sec.
Three songs from Shakespeare's The winter's tale for voice with piano — But shall I go mourn
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Moya Henderson Michael Halliwell, David Miller 56 sec.
Three songs from Shakespeare's The winter's tale for voice with piano — When daffodils begin to peer
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Moya Henderson Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 45 sec.
Three songs from Shakespeare's The winter's tale for voice with piano — Lawn as white as driven snow
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jun 12.
Moya Henderson Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 47 sec.
When in disgrace with fortune for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Alfred Hill Michael Halliwell, David Miller 3 mins, 11 sec.
How sweet the moonlight for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Mirrie Hill Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 9 sec.
Three songs from Shakespeare's Twelfth night (1999) — unspecified voice with chamber ensemble — Come away, death
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Robert Keane Michael Halliwell, David Miller, Matthew Bubb 2 mins
Three songs from Shakespeare's Twelfth night (1999) — unspecified voice with chamber ensemble — O mistress mine.
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Robert Keane Michael Halliwell, David Miller, Matthew Bubb 2 mins, 38 sec.
Three songs from Shakespeare's Twelfth night (1999) — unspecified voice with chamber ensemble — When that I was
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Robert Keane Michael Halliwell, David Miller, Matthew Bubb 2 mins, 56 sec.
Shall I compare thee for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Frederick Septimus Kelly Michael Halliwell, David Miller 3 mins, 14 sec.
Farewell! Thou art too dear for my possessing for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Dorian Le Gallienne Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 4 sec.
Fear no more the heat of the sun for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Dorian Le Gallienne Michael Halliwell, David Miller 4 mins, 21 sec.
How oft, when thou, my music for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Dorian Le Gallienne Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 56 sec.
No longer mourn for me for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Dorian Le Gallienne Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 38 sec.
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Richard Peter Maddox Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 57 sec.
Come away death for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Henry Handel Richardson Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 41 sec.
Blow, blow thou winter wind for baritone voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Chester Schultz Michael Halliwell, David Miller 4 mins, 15 sec.
Full fathom five : Ariel's song from 'The Tempest' (1969) Full fathom five
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Chester Schultz Michael Halliwell, David Miller 4 mins, 24 sec.
Four Shakespeare songs for baritone voice with piano — O mistress mine
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Peter Sculthorpe Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 45 sec.
Four Shakespeare songs for baritone voice with piano — Sigh no more ladies
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Peter Sculthorpe Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 15 sec.
Four Shakespeare songs for baritone voice with piano — Take, O take
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Peter Sculthorpe Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 13 sec.
O mistress mine for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Margaret Sutherland Michael Halliwell, David Miller 1 mins, 23 sec.
You spotted snakes for voice with piano
Recorded/performed at: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, on Jul 12.
Margaret Sutherland Michael Halliwell, David Miller 2 mins, 1 sec.

Also includes: Tell me where is fancy bred ; Take, O take / Marion Alsop -- Love's conquest / Helena Miller.

Product details

Baritone Michael Halliwell's journey of discovery into Australian Shakespeare settings began with a series of recitals, and has now culminated in a CD O for a Muse of Fire. Featuring music by 16 Australian composers and many world premiere recordings, Michael Halliwell and David Miller's CD recital makes this rich repertoire available for lovers of art song as well as for Shakespeare enthusiasts. O for a Muse of Fire will also be an invaluable tool for students and teachers researching new works for study and performance. Among the premiere recordings on this CD are Moya Henderson's three songs from The Winter's Tale, Andrew Ford's Three Shakespeare Songs, Peter Sculthorpe's early Shakespeare works, as well as songs by Chester Schultz and Richard Peter Maddox.

Duration: 80 min.

Booklet includes program notes, song texts and biographical notes on the performers.


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