The Deacon of Myrká (Djákninn á Myrká)

by Alex Cook, Hlér Kristjánsson & Ensemble

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Based on a traditional Icelandic ghost story, 'The Deacon of Myrká' was originally composed for a new ballet choreographed by Helen, Bryony and Emily Garner.

Guðrún is waiting at home for her lover – the deacon – to take her to the Christmas celebrations at his farm. Little does she know that days before, he had drowned attempting to cross an icy river on his way back home from her house. Nevertheless, the deacon arrives to pick up Guðrún as planned. Can Guðrún escape the ghost of her former lover or will he claim her life too?

For more information about the ballet or if you would like to use the music in a show of your own, please contact Alex Cook: alexcookcomposer@gmail.com

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released August 19, 2013

Music composed by Alex Cook & Hlér Kristjánsson

Hlér Kristjánsson - violin, viola, bell
Carola Federle - cello
Olivia Petryszak - recorders
Hannah Brock - guzheng
Imogen Ridge - harp
Matthew Farthing - percussion
Alex Cook - piano, keyboards, electronics

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alex Cook

Composition © 2013 Alex Cook & Hlér Kristjánsson
Recording ℗ 2013 Alex Cook

All musicians are members or past members of Aldeburgh Young Musicians - www.aldeburgh.co.uk/aym

Cover photo by Sigurþór H. Tryggvason - www.flickr.com/photos/sigurtor/

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Alex Cook, Hlér Kristjánsson & Ensemble Cambridge, UK

We are two young composers and musicians living in Cambridge, writing music for a performing and recording ensemble, including classical and electronic influences.

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