“Our ears transport us back to the medieval world”

For me, music is not the warm blanket, the quiet cows in the meadow. Nor is it some arcane sophistry, braying from the ivory tower. It is the mythic sword of flames. It is the mournful tolling bell, the impenetrable blackness of the blasted abyss. It is soaring cold peaks and the mystical Elven vale. It is lightning and sulphur, elation and sorrow, dark emerald and dungeon stone.

The Lost Codex of Avalon: Pre-Order

A unique medieval and fantasy collaboration between composer and performer David Yardley and some of Australia’s finest musicians from the Sydney Chamber Choir, the Song Company and Pastance, also featuring a guest contribution by renowned medieval organist, Cristina Alís Raurich.  Inspired by his lifelong immersion in authentic medieval sound, Yardley’s compositions conjure lost music of the mythic isle of Avalon, from Arthurian legend. The album journeys through long-forgotten medieval sacred and secular texts, whose music from their own time has not survived. It also includes musical settings of evocative fantasy poetry and contemporary Australian works, including by award-winning poet Anne Casey.

A video with the stunning sound of The Song Company, rehearsing before our recording, is available here, along with some more information about the album.

Order now at the early discount price of $14.95 (USD). Includes the music from the album as a direct download and on CD, as well as album booklet.

About

Performance-1

Compositions

script-1

News & Links

david yardley

Performances

DY_new_photos_2018-4-Square-2

Introducing The Lost Codex of Avalon