House Music

19 April 2009  Government House, Sydney

Halcyon has been delighting audiences for a decade with exciting and sophisticated performances of contemporary vocal chamber music. Artistic directors Alison Morgan and Jenny Duck-Chong join with three of Australia’s most esteemed artists in an intimate program of rarely heard musical gems from around the globe, inspired by poets Anna Akhmatova, Christina Rossetti and Aguedo Pizarro.  


Claire Jordan   Memory (2001)      
1. A Birthday / Love from the North   2. Pastime   3. Promises like Piecrust 4. Echo   5. Two Pursuits

John Corigliano   Three Irish Folksongs Settings (1988)
1. The Salley Gardens  2. The Foggy Dew  3. She Moved Through the Fair          

Libby Larsen   Liebeslied & Do you know?
from Beloved, thou hast brought me flowers (1994) 

John Tavener  Akhmatova Songs (1993)
1.Dante  2. Pushkin and Lermontov  3. Boris Pasternak  4. Couplet  5. The Muse  6. Death

Ross Edwards  Maninya I (1981, rev.1985)                    

Oliver Knussen When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer from Whitman Settings (1991)   

Joseph Schwantner Black Anemones from Two Songs of Agueda Pizarro (1980)

Anne Boyd   Cycle of Love (1981)            

Alison Morgan  soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong  mezzo soprano  Laura Chislett Jones   flutes
Patrick Murphy  cello  Sally Whitwell  piano


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