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Angels of Venice
     

Angels of Venice

by The Angels of Venice
 

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Cymbals, drums, and hurdy-gurdy color the heavenly music of the Angels of Venice, famed buskers from California's Venice Beach. Celtic harpist Carol Tatum, the chamber ensemble's principal composer and arranger, adds additional pluck by doubling on hammered dulcimer, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, and bass. Tatum's forte is medieval music, and her evocative arrangements

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Cymbals, drums, and hurdy-gurdy color the heavenly music of the Angels of Venice, famed buskers from California's Venice Beach. Celtic harpist Carol Tatum, the chamber ensemble's principal composer and arranger, adds additional pluck by doubling on hammered dulcimer, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, and bass. Tatum's forte is medieval music, and her evocative arrangements of these ancient works are the album's showstoppers. "A Chantar Mer" begins hauntingly with chantlike vocals, then accelerates into a lively dance, egged on by recorder (Laura Halladay), hurdy-gurdy (Ethan James), and percussion. More familiar are covers of tunes by Yusuf Islam, Mick Jagger, and George Harrison; "Within You Without You" creates a hypnotic drone played by cellist Peggy Baldwin, with Indian-inspired spices of sitar, tabla, and violin. In addition to regular angels Joanne Paratore (piano and keyboards) and Christopher Pellani (percussion), this self-titled album also features many fine guest artists.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The Angels of Venice's self-titled debut album features exotic new age music by the Venice, CA trio. Harp, flute, and cello intertwine in their compositions, which sound at once foreign and familiar.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Valley
UPC:
0618322102823
catalogNumber:
21028
Rank:
147581

Tracks

  1. Sad Lisa
  2. Lionheart
  3. After the Harvest
  4. A Chantar Mer
  5. Within You Without You
  6. Trotto
  7. Queen of the Sun
  8. Si Je Perdais Mon Ami
  9. As Tears Go By
  10. China Moon
  11. Tears of the World (Lacrimae Mundi)

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