The Lost Codex of Avalon: Pre-Order for Album 1
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 info about the album.
Click below to order the new album, at the early discount price of $14.95 (USD). You will receive the music from the album as a direct download and on CD, as well as an album booklet. Album launch scheduled December 2021.
David Yardley:New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims
“Our ears transport us back to the medieval world” (Vincent Plush, The Australian, 4.5 stars). 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 reflects the spirit and techniques of the medieval period while appealing to the modern ear, breathing new life into these beautiful forgotten words from the past.