The Lost Codex of Avalon: Pre-Order
A first of its 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 evocative 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 now at the early-bird price of $14.95 (USD). A dollar from each pre-order will go to the Australian Red Cross for its pandemic and bushfire responses. You will receive the music from the album as a direct download and on CD, as well as album booklet.
David Yardley:New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims
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 these beautiful forgotten words from the past.