Each of the eleven tracks on this recording is a song without words. Although
written over a number of years, each song is characterised by a concern for
simplicity and directness of expression.
When I brought the pieces together as a collection, it was evident that the sound of the flute and harp pervaded the music. Megan and Kathryn of the Miscellany Ensemble were gracious enough to express a willingness to devote their time and energy to work with me in realising this recording. This is music that is intended for quiet, reflective listening. The recording is dedicated to my mother, Sheila Blyth.
Megan Reeve - harp
Kathryn Moorhead - flute
Katie Chilmaid - viola
Andrew Blyth - orchestration
Originally from Australia, Kathryn now lives in New Zealand where she is the Associate Principal Flautist in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. She has worked with many orchestras including the Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, Tasmanian and Netherlands Symphony Orchestras, the Hong Kong and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria.
Andrew's music intentionally crosses the boundaries between classical and popular music.
4 Irish song
5 Inner strength
6 Old Country
7 Harp piece
8 Quiet place
9 A long time ago
11 Western Districts