New Carols and Songs for Chaucer's Pilgrims
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Using authentic medieval English carol lyrics, this is a recording of thirteen new works, composed by David Yardley and recorded by some of Australia's finest choral musicians.
The music aims to reflect the spirit of the medieval period in a way to appeal to the modern ear, breathing new life into beautiful, near-forgotten words from history.
In the Middle Ages, carols covered broader subjects than they do today, and in this collection there are pieces covering every side of medieval life, from love, death, politics and drinking to the major religious festivals of Christmas and Easter. Five new medieval Christmas carols form a part of the collection.
Click on a sample on the right of this page.
For those who have purchased an electronic version of the CD from iTunes, Amazon etc., I've uploaded a pdf of the booklet here:
CD BOOKLET - NEW CAROLS AND SONGS FOR CHAUCER'S PILGRIMS
Reviews and features about the CD:
The Weekend Australian - 4.5 stars
ABC 7.30 Report
The Canberra Times
Canberra Jazz blog
CD: $20 plus $4 postage
© 2012 David Yardley