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Recorded live by The Dulciana Vocal Ensemble, directed by Eoghan Desmond as part of their “Awakenings” concert featuring female composers at the Freemason’s Hall, Dublin, Ireland, 24th October 2016. The Dawning is a short work for unaccompanied treble SSA choir based on a poem written by Margaret Tesch-Muller in 2010 describing a magical land of half-wakefulness in the early dawn where inanimate objects appear to come alive.

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Featuring Jenny Duck-Chong (Mezzo Soprano), Ewa Kowlaski (Flute), Andrew Kennedy (Clarinet), Ewan Foster (Violin), Geoffrey Gartner (Cello) and Josephine Allen (piano), Autumn Song  is the fast fourth movement of the song cycle Voices of a Northern Year, commissioned, premiered and recorded by The Hourglass Ensemble in Sydney, November 2016. To hear the entire song cycle and for more info, see the link below.

 

Featuring Mezzo-Soprano Jenny Duck-Chong and Pianist Josephine Allan, There is a Solemn Wind Tonight, is the fifth and final movement of the song cycle Voices of a Northern Year, commissioned, premiered and recorded by The Hourglass Ensemble in Sydney, November 2016. To hear the entire song cycle and for more info, see the link below.

 

Recorded in the studio by The Hourglass Ensemble, directed by Andrew Kennedy, as part of their “Silence of a Thousand Voices” concert series following its premiere at the Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 12th November 2016. Voices of a Northern Year is a song cycle with 5 movements, each a setting of a different Katherine Mansfield poem, which follows the cycle of the seasons in the Northern hemisphere from the dismal winter, to the brighter spring, noisy summer, joyous autumn and back again to the first hint of winter.

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