Wrapped in Light
Jill’s latest recording will be released on 11/1/21 on COR ANGLAIS Records. This collection of 10 tunes is a musical reflection of the lyrical writings found in the Book of Psalms.
The overall tone of the recording intends to convey peacefulness and calm. Electronic keyboard sounds were added to her signature instrumentation of oboe, English horn, piano, cello and guitar.
Jill Haley makes music for those quiet moments, drifting her oboe, cor anglais and piano melodies in those liminal spaces between night and day, wakefulness and dreams.
-John Diliberto, Echoes
8th album release on Cor Anglais Records by Jill Haley
Release date 11/1/21
This is Jill’s 1st release that is not based on National Park inspirations. Due to the enforced travel bans we all had to endure during 2020/21, Jill turned to the Book of Psalms and found lovely imagery in these writings. After reading sections of this book, Jill would freely improvise on the piano and new pieces began to be formed. The beautiful nature images about clouds, water and the sun all led her to pieces about these elements of our earth.
Each time Jill visits a Park, the Park bestows a “gift” to her that can never be anticipated. Water in Glacier and Wind in Badlands are just 2 examples. As she began to noodle around on the piano while reading the Psalms, a recurring musical theme kept appearing in every tune. This is called a “Leitmotif” and Jill soon realized that this was the “gift.” It is heard in every piece on the recording- but never as a main theme, more as a fleeting musical moment.
David Cullen guitar, bass
Graham Cullen cello
Recorded at Morningstar Studios by Glenn Barratt and by Corin Nelsen at Synchrosonic Productions
Mixed and mastered by Corin Nelsen
Produced by Corin Nelsen and Jill Haley