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The breadth of this remarkable collection of solo harp music encompasses sixty-six years of original Australian composition, performed by Jacinta Dennett, featuring Australian women composers and showcasing the harp’s unique sonic and expressive qualities as a solo instrument.

The stylistic diversity among this cohort of composers is illuminated, advocating the extraordinary capacity of the harp to sound and express the richness of their differences.


Jacinta Dennett

From the outset of her creative education, Jacinta Dennett has intrinsically entwined movement and music. The responsive nature of the harp and its unique capacity to continue resounding after it has been played have led Jacinta to research the essence of gesture in harp playing and develop her idiosyncratic performance style.

Track Listing

  1. Fable Helen Gifford
  2. Sonata for Harp Peggy Glanville-Hicks

  3. Saeta
  4. Pastorale
  5. Rondo
  6. Sunlit Waterfall Miriam Hyde
  7. Chamber of Horrors Elena Kats-Chernin
  8. The Sun Behind It, Burning It Eve Duncan
  9. Threaded Stars 2 Jennifer Fowler
  10. Spindrift Johanna Selleck
  11. Three Pieces for Harp Alicia Grant

  12. Sea Breezes
  13. Footprints in the sand: Homage to Debussy
  14. Ocean Floor



Helen Gifford

Like Sculthorpe and Grainger before her, Australian composer Helen Gifford has found inspiration in the gamelan and Balinese music.

Peggy Glanville-Hicks

Peggy Glanville-Hicks was born in Melbourne, studying in London, Vienna and Paris. Her activities on behalf of contemporary music and musicians were extraordinary. She returned to Australia in the 1970s, and in her will established a fund and residency for young Australian musicians at her house in Paddington.

Miriam Hyde

Miriam Hyde's style is lyrical and post-romantic. Her considerable output represents many genres and she is very well known for her piano music, particularly the numerous pieces written for students.

Eve Duncan

Eve Duncan has composed chamber, orchestral and vocal music, and her work has been presented in many festivals in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Johanna Selleck

Johanna currently teaches at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts. She also works as a music critic for the Herald Sun as well as numerous local and national magazines and journals.

Where to buy

Fable is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
March 2022
© 2022 Jacinta Dennett
℗ 2022 Move Records
Catalogue number
MCD 630
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574063028