By David Yardley
David Yardley is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning composer of choral music, writing medieval/fantasy-inspired works influenced by authentic medieval techniques. Based in New York as of 2016, David was born in Australia and has composed music performed by a number of Australian and international choirs.
In 2012, he released a CD of his compositions, titled New Carols and Songs for Chaucer’s Pilgrims. The CD has been broadcast on national radio and received a 4½ star review in the national newspaper, The Weekend Australian. On the CD, his works were performed by some of Australia’s finest choral musicians, using medieval English lyrics for which the original music from the time has not survived.
Since this time, in the context of his diplomatic postings, David has composed music for the Afghanistan National Institute of Music and the choir of Southwark Cathedral, London. In 2016, David won the Royal School of Church Music (Australia) Composition Competition with his setting of Psalm 33, from the Middle English Wycliffe Bible. 'Wirripang New Composition' (2015).
Youtube Canberra choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SccSd9lDDFY