The Spirit & The Maiden


The Spirit and the Maiden, the debut album release of Muses Trio, was launched in 2016 with a rare performance at Boggo Road Gaol inside the former women’s prison. This celebration of music composed by women, performed by women, was experienced from within the former women’s cellblock, with special guests from Vulcana Women’s Circus. Audience members could extend the experience by attending a ghost tour focusing on the lives of some of the most notorious inmates.

The performance drawn from the CD featured highlights of three successful seasons of beautiful chamber music events, including several world premiere recordings by Kate Neal (Australia)*, Louise Denson (Australia)*, Cécile Elton (Australia)*, alongside works by audience favourites Elena Kats-Chernin (Australia), Jennifer Higdon (USA), and Judith Bingham (UK) and gorgeous gems by Amy Beach and Nadia Boulanger.

Featured Composers

Elena Kats-Chernin

Nadia Boulanger

Kate Neal

Louise Denson

Cécile Elton

Judith Bingham


The Spirit & The Maiden 2nd & 3rd movts., Elena Kats-Chernin

Selections from Three Pieces for Cello & Piano, Natdia Boulanger

Song For Comb Man, Kate Neal

Sonando de Ti from Two Boleros, Louise Denson

Insomnio de la Cuidad (Tango for a Sleepless City), Cécile Elton

Chapman’s Pool, 3rd and 4th movts., Judith Bingham

Romance, Amy Beach

Pale Yellow, Jennifer Higdon

The Spirit & The Maiden 1st movt., Elena Kats-Chernin