A double-album of two concert recordings from 2008 & 2010.
PART ONE: The Awakening Live was recorded in April 2008 at St Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland.
PART TWO: Forest Live was recorded in December 2010 at Oratia Settlers Hall, Waitakere.
released November 14, 2011
PROJECT PRODUCED BY Dudley & Josh Thomas
MIXED & MASTERED BY Dale Cotton
PART ONE: The Awakening Live
HARPSICHORD, PIANO, GLOCKENSPIEL: Dudley
CHOIR: Rachel Alexander, Anna McGregor (soprano), Jess Benson, Chelsea Dolman (alto), Jeffrey Chang, Bonaventure Moetaua (tenor), Moses McKay, Nicholas Sutcliffe (bass)
STRING QUARTET: Jessica Lightfoot (violin), Caitlyn Westbrooke (violin), Claire Lebouteiller (viola), Sophie Williams (cello)
HARP: Yi Jin
ORGAN: Paul Tarling
CONDUCTED BY Nicholas Forbes
RECORDED BY Andre Upston
All songs written by Dudley Benson except for Deep River (traditional) and Hounds of Love (Kate Bush, published by EMI Music Publishing Australia PTY Ltd). All songs arranged by Dudley Benson except for Deep River, arranged by Richard Shephard.
PART TWO: Forest Live
THE DAWN CHORUS: Joshua Stewart, Andrew Baldwin (tenor), Jeffrey Chang (baritone), Joshua Kidd (bass), Hopey One (beatbox)
RECORDED BY Aidan Mills
Songs written by Hirini Melbourne: Pīpī Manu E, Pūrerehua, Pīpīwharauroa, Tīrairaka, Pūngāwerewere, Kiwi. All other songs written by Dudley Benson except for Ruru (Dudley Benson/Hirini Melbourne) and Tonight You Belong To Me (Billy Rose, Lee David, published by J Albert & Son PTY Ltd). All songs arranged by Dudley Benson except for Rapaki, On the Shoulders of the Earth and Asthma, arranged by Andrew Baldwin. The second part of Kiwi is an arrangement of a traditional Tūhoe waiata from Barry Barclay’s Journeys in National Parks –Te Urewera (Natural History Unit, National Parks Centenary Commission).