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
Kathryn Moorhead completed undergraduate studies at the Adelaide School of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia. She holds Master of Music Degrees from both the University of Melbourne and the Brabant's Conservatorium in Holland, as well as a postgraduate Diploma from the Amsterdam Conservatorium.
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