St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood

In January 2020, Consort 8 recorded two of the Three Gregorian Fantasies by Lance Eccles, composed in 2004. In April 2020, it was announced that these recordings  won 3rd place in the Orpheus Music International Competition for recordings of performances of Australian music composed for recorders.

The performances were recorded at our home, St Paul’s Anglican Church, Burwood. This church, with its beautiful windows and roof detailing, matches the soaring qualities in the music. Consort 8 would like to thank Father James at St Paul’s for allowing us to use the church for this recording, and his always generous support of our group.

Consort 8 is led by Susan Christie, here playing soprano recorder; Jude Huxtable, alto; Bernard Williams and Robert Small, tenors; Susan Foulcher, bass.

Kyrie Eleison from Three Gregorian Fantasies / Lance Eccles (2004)
Based on Gregorian chant themes, the melodies are freely flowing, with subtle time changes throughout. Gorgeous to play!

Asperges me from Three Gregorian Fantasies / Lance Eccles (2004)
This piece is based on the Gregorian chant sung during the sprinkling of altar, clergy, and people with holy water before High Mass.