Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble
Originally intended for release in 2020, both this album and the Concordia Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble were indeed eclipsed the pandemic. Now, three years late, is Concordia's sixth CD.
All works are composed by Concordia member and guitarist Michelle Nelson. Bishops Spell was commissioned by Marion Blazé (née Bishop) in memory of her parents Ida and Frank Bishop, both keen musicians. The first two movements represent them individually with soloist Will Hardy [recorder] and Darryl Barron [mandola] on Ida and Franks’ respective instruments, then the third movement represents the collaborative energy of the whole family.
Eclipse was first performed in 2015 at Malvern Town Hall to a large appreciative audience, this work was a central part of the Melbourne FAME Plucked Strings festival concert.
Move Records 1CD