Miscellany for Flute and Harp
Throughout history composers have been drawn to the combination of the flute and harp, from the shepherd’s pan pipes and Orphean lyre of ancient Arcadia, to the French court of Marie-Antoinette and Mozart’s duo concerto.
‘Miscellany for Flute and Harp’ draws on a broad range of historical and contemporary repertoire that showcases this perennial duo. Kathryn Moorhead and Megan Reeve, founders of the Miscellany Ensemble, come together for this long awaited debut recording.
Kathryn and Megan have chosen a wide variety of music to feature on this recording, from the well-known to the recently discovered. Classical favourites such as the Arab Dance from the Nutcracker Suite, Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits and the Entr’acte from Carmen sit alongside contemporary Australian works from Colin Brumby and John Carmichael. Folk music is explored with variations on Greensleeves and Josef Molnar’s Phantasy on Themes of Japanese Folk Songs, which pushes both instruments to their limits.
A true miscellany for flute and harp!
Megan has been performing professionally on the harp for over twenty years. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Music Performance degree from the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Master of Arts in Music, Culture and Politics from Cardiff University, Wales.
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.
- Entr'acte Jacques Ibert 3:12
- The Fog is Lifting Carl Nielsen 1:55
- Sicilienne Maria Theresia von Paradis 3:08
- Allegretto from Suite de Trois Morceaux Benjamin Godard 1:58
- Tango-Etudes No. 3 Ástor Piazzolla 3:57
- Arab Dance from the Nutcracker Suite Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2:48
- Entre'acte to Act 3 from Carmen George Bizet 2:29
- Mists of Islay I Colin Brumby 1:57
- Mists of Islay II Colin Brumby 2:08
- Mists of Islay III Colin Brumby 1:33
- Largo from Sonata in F Major TWV 415 Georg Philipp Telemann 1:58
- Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orpheus and Euridice Christoph Willibald Gluck 6:41
- Greensleeves (Anonymous) 5:05
- Berceuse Op. 16 Gabriel Fauré 3:28
- Quiet Evening John Carmichael 3:14
- Phantasy on Themes of Japanese Folk Songs Josef Molnar 7:24
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and the 1812 Overture.
Colin Brumby was born in Melbourne studying in Spain and London. He helped lay the foundation of permanent opera in Queensland and has considerable diversity in his output, representing almost every form in the musical catalogue.
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.
Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, pianist, organist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his era, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers.
Where to buy
This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Total playing time
- 52 minutes 55 seconds
- Release date
- May 2013
- © 2013 Kathryn Moorhead and Megan Reeve
- ℗ 2013 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 447
- EAN 9314574044720