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.
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.
- Fable Helen Gifford
- Sunlit Waterfall Miriam Hyde
- Chamber of Horrors Elena Kats-Chernin
- The Sun Behind It, Burning It Eve Duncan
- Threaded Stars 2 Jennifer Fowler
- Spindrift Johanna Selleck
- Sea Breezes
- Footprints in the sand: Homage to Debussy
- Ocean Floor
Sonata for Harp Peggy Glanville-Hicks
Three Pieces for Harp Alicia Grant
- Jacinta Dennett · harp
Like Sculthorpe and Grainger before her, Australian composer Helen Gifford has found inspiration in the gamelan and Balinese music.
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'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 has composed chamber, orchestral and vocal music, and her work has been presented in many festivals in Australia, Asia and Europe.
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
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- March 2022
- © 2022 Jacinta Dennett
- ℗ 2022 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 630
- EAN 9314574063028