THE LOST CODEX OF AVALON: PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE!
A one-of-a-kind 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. 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 texts whose original music has not survived, as well as musical settings of fantasy poetry and contemporary Australian works. Many pieces were premiered in London and New York between 2015 and 2019 – examples of live performances are online here and here.
Pre-order here at the early-bird price of $14.95 (USD). Includes the music from the album on CD and on USB memory stick as well as album booklet.
Huge congratulations to the winner of the inaugural Published Fantasy Authors Competition. Her outstanding poem will now be set to music and feature on The Lost Codex of Avalon album, which can be pre-ordered at davidyardleymusic.com.
1. Exclusive Album Preview Concert – Sunday 22 March, 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
Join David Yardley (countertenor, medieval harp) and professional musicians from the Canberra-based Luminescence Chamber Singers, for an exclusive preview concert of works from David’s new album of compositions, The Lost Codex of Avalon. Ticket price includes pre-order of the album, scheduled for release in late 2020. Upgrade your ticket to purchase a discount copy of David Yardley’s first album of compositions, New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims, tracks from which have been broadcast and performed live in the UK, US and Australia.
Tickets (including pre-order of album and $1 towards bushfire recovery through the Australian Red Cross) available at this link: Eventbrite
Address: Drill Hall Gallery, Kingsley Street, off Barry Drive (Acton) in the Australian National University campus. Parking is available at the end of Kingsley Street in the Union Court Car Park.
Enquiries: Please email email@example.com or call us on 0435 961 451.
2. National Portrait Gallery – Sunday 29 March, “Drawn In” series, solo performance
David Yardley will be returning to perform at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia after four years based in New York City, where he has performed solo in such famous venues as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center. Come along to draw or just to listen to a variety of medieval music and David’s own fantasy and medieval-inspired compositions performed with voice and medieval harp. Full details to come.
Some of the great musicians I currently work with or have worked with in the past – visit their websites and see what they’re about:
Incredible historic cathedral in the UK with a stellar choir
World-wide medieval musicians descend every year on Besalu for these exceptional music courses
One of the most famous Episcopalian churches in New York, with one of the best choirs in the world
Beautiful, historic church and a hub of early musicians in the city
Ensemble of musicians committed to high-quality classical performance and the values of the United Nations
Canberra-based professional quartet
Superb choir at the University of Cambridge, UK
One of Sydney’s foremost choirs
World-renowned medieval ensemble based in Sydney, Australia
Ensemble of young professional singers in Canberra, Australia
Soprano in Canberra, Australia
Edinburgh-based medieval music duo
One of Australia’s foremost countertenors
The inspiration for a generation of medieval musicians in Australia and beyond
Leading organist and conductor/director
Formerly director of the Choir of Jesus College Cambridge
Director of the Clerks’ Group, I had the privilege to sing in the Cambridge Medieval Music Group, led by Edward
Canberra-based musician/recording artist/all-round great musician!
Outstanding guitarist, we’ve performed English lute songs together