Dark Love

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Recorded live by ABC Classic FM on 23 October, 2004.  Producer: Stephen Adams  Engineer: Christian Huff-Johnston

Available as a CD from Halcyon.

Released by Halcyon 2004

Audio Excerpts

Dark Love - Recorded live at Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Chamber music, where just a few instruments come together, is the best kept secret of the music world. The listener can delight in hearing with immense clarity all the colours of a rich sonic landscape; add some exotic and obscure instruments and you have a veritable feast of sound. Every year, Halcyon puts together one such project with no limits, where an ambitious gathering of instruments results in an aural and visual spectacle for the listener and a rewarding experience for all on stage. In this final performance for 2004, Halcyon presented a luxurious program of Spanish, American and Australian chamber music, featuring the poetry of Spanish Federico Garcia Lorca, Basque Bernardo Atxaga and the Indian 16th century poetess Mirabai.


  • John Harbison - Mirabai Songs

  • George Crumb - Night of the Four Moons

  • Rosalind Page - Sonetos del amor oscuro (World premiere)

  • Gabriel Erkoreka - Bizitza (Australian premiere)

Artists: Roland Peelman conductor,  Alison Morgan soprano ,  Jenny Duck-Chong mezzo soprano ,  Laura Chislett Jones alto flute piccolo  Steve Meyer flute piccolo  Diana Springford clarinets ,  Matthew Ockenden bassoon ,  Michael Hooper banjo,  Tommie Andersson lutes, baroque guitar, theorbo,  Vanessa Souter harp ,  Daryl Pratt percussion ,  John Douglas percussion,  Sophie Cole violin ,  Nicole Forsyth viola ,  Deborah Coogan cello, electric cello  Helen Cosgrove double bass