Marshall McGuire CD Releases

Benjamin Britten: A Birthday Hansel

[2013] Tall Poppies TP226

Marshall McGuire (harp), Gerald English (tenor), and the Sydney Chamber Choir.

Coming soon from Tall Poppies Records.

Sir Eugene Goossens: Orchestral Works Volume 2

[2013] CHANDOS CHSA 5119

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with conductor Sir Andrew Davis Chandos, Marshall McGuire and Alannah Guthrie-Jones, harp; Jeffrey Crellin, oboe and cor anglais.

Available from the CHANDOS.

The following three CDs Nominated for ARIA awards


[1995] Tall Poppies TP 071

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Sonata for harp; Helen Gifford Fable; Barry Conyngham Awakening; Jennifer Fowler Threaded Stars; Graeme Koehne To His Servant Bach…; Peter Sculthorpe Night Pieces/ Into the Dreaming/ From Kakadu; Barry Conyngham Streams [with Geoffrey Collins, flute & Patricia Pollett, viola].

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

Spring Sea - Music of Dreams

[2000] ABC Classics [currently out of print]

Music for shakuhachi and harp / with Riley Lee, shakuhachi Michio Miyagi Spring Sea; Anne Boyd Goldfish through summer rain; Cloudy Mountain; Katsutoshi Nagasawa First stirrings of spring; The song of the silk cocoon; Franz Schubert The Hurdy-Gurdy Man; Benjamin Britten Corpus Christi Carol; Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols; Chikuho Sakai Nesting of the Cranes

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

the twentieth century harp

[2002] Artworks AW 036

Marcel TOURNIER Vers la source dans le bois; Paul HINDEMITH Sonata for harp; John CAGE In a Landscape; Peggy GLANVILLE-HICKS Sonata for harp; Luciano BERIO Sequenza II; Benjamin BRITTEN Suite for harp; Toru TAKEMITSU Stanza II; Paul STANHOPE The Arch Window.

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

Southern Star

[2007] ABC Classics 476 6349

Music of melting beauty for choir and harp. Britten's Ceremony of Carols is one of the best-loved choral works for the Christmas season; here it's paired with a new and equally enchanting setting of poetry by Michael Leunig, Southern Star - Christmas seen through Australian eyes. The Choir of Trinity College is one of Australia's finest church choirs in the English cathedral tradition, and this album featuring master harpist Marshall McGuire will be a welcome addition to the collection of any lover of sacred music.

Available from Buywell and ABC Online Shop.

The Italian Ground

[2007] ABC Classics.

Ludovico’s Band celebrates the release of their first CD ‘The Italian Ground’. A glorious collection of songs and dances from 17th century Italy and Spain, performed by Australia’s leading early baroque ensemble.

Available from


[2007] ABC Classics.

A double CD release from ABC Classics of two previously released CDs – The Twentieth Century Harp [Artworks] and Rough Magic [ABC Classics].

Available from Buywell and ABC Online Shop.

A Musical Banquet

[2006] ABC Classics. Previously released as The Birth of Venus.

Nominated 2006 ABC Classic FM Listeners' Choice Award. This anthology is comprised largely of 17th- and 18th-century dances, variations, songs and ayres, performed by Marshall McGuire, Australia's pre-eminent harpist.

Available from Buywell and ABC Online Shop.

Love Me Sweet

[2006] ABC Classics. Previously released as On A Poet's Lips.

Showcasing the gorgeous voice of Jane Edwards accompanied here by Marshall McGuire on harp, Love Me Sweet is a collection of songs linked by the themes of love, sleep and human delight. Featuring works by Quilter, Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn along with two of the masters of the Elizabethan lute-song period John Dowland and Robert Johnson.

Available at ABC Online Shop.

Floating World

[2004] New World Music NWCD603

This collection of exquisite French, Japanese and Australian compositions on shakuhachi (Riley Lee) and harp (Marshall McGuire) takes us into the realm of a mystical imagination. Featuring the works by Faure, Satie, Ravel, Debussy, Tournier, Fukuda, Kozu and Australian composer Ann Boyd, this is a very special album ideal for relaxation, meditation of simply pure enjoyment.

Faure Pavane; Ravel Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant; Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte; Tournier Pastels du vieux japon; Satie Trois gymnopedies; Satie 4th Gnossienne; Faure Pie Jesu; Kozu Sacramental Lullaby; Fukada Dream of the Moon Flower; Fukada Deep Night Cicada; Anne Boyd A Feather on the Breath of God.

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

The Gentle Muse

Jane Edwards, soprano[2002] Artwork

17th century Italian vocal music by Barbara STROZZI, Isabella LEONARDA and Francesca CACCINI With Erin Helyard, harpsichord; Marshall McGuire - baroque double harp.

Available from the Buywell.

The Birth of Venus

[1998] Artworks

Works for solo harp by Handel, JS Bach, Dowland, Caccini, Johnson, Croft, Paradisi and others.

Available from the Buywell.

Rough Magic

[1999] ABC Classics 456 696-2

Franco Donatoni Marches; Michael Finnissy Two scenes from Shameful Vice; Elena Kats-Chernin Chamber of Horrors; Arvo Part Pari Intervallo; Michael Tippett Dreaming from Suite: The Tempest [Patricia Pollett, viola]; Andrew Ford Rough Magic; Carlo Giacco The Lair of Sweet Caterpillar Blossoms; Alessandro Solbiati Vezelay; Gerard Brophy charM [Geoffrey Collins, flute & Patricia Pollett, viola].

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

On a Poet's Lips

[1999] Artworks AW 019

Recital of love songs with Jane Edwards, soprano Songs by Caccini, Frescobaldi, Dowland, Carl Vine, Quilter, Mendelssohn, Reger, Beethoven, Gurney, Vaughan Williams, Glanville-Hicks, Barber, Johnson and Hahn.

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

The Swoon Collection II

[2004] ABC Classics

Anne Boyd Goldfish through summer rain. With Riley Lee, shakuhachi

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

The Lavender Songbook - the classic gay album

Compiled by MM and Cyrus Meyer-Homji Michael Finnissy - Scene 5 from Shameful Vice

Available from the Buywell.

Contented Rest - the timeless music of JS Bach

Graeme Koehne To His Servant Bach…

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

Peggy Glanville-Hicks. The Songs

PGH Sonata for harp

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

Scenes. Australian Chamber Orchestra

Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No 5

Available from the Buywell.

Salut! Italian Instrumental and Vocal Music from the 17th Century

With Jane Edwards, soprano; Lucinda Moon, violin; MM - baroque harp. Works by Rossi, Monteverdi, Leonarda, Cima, Marini, Frescobaldi and Barbara Strozzi

Available from the Buywell.

Anne Boyd. Meditations on a Chinese Character

Anne Boyd As all waters flow; Meditations on a Chinese character

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

Harbour - Music of Andrew Ford

Tall Poppies

Andrew Ford Dancing with Smoke. With Gerald English, tenor

Available from the Australian Music Centre.

After the Fire. ELISION ensemble

Australian Music Centre VAST

Michael Whiticker After the Fire for solo amplified harp

Available from the Australian Music Centre.