Crossing the Waters

Crossing the Waters

by Steve Schuch
     
 

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Difficult to categorize, Crossing the Waters combines subtleties of Celtic and early music with classical undertones and contemporary song structures. Some might call such an aggregate new age, but unlike much of what either rightly or wrongly passes as new age, this music has a pulse and possesses valid melodies which one can actually recall. Musically,

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Difficult to categorize, Crossing the Waters combines subtleties of Celtic and early music with classical undertones and contemporary song structures. Some might call such an aggregate new age, but unlike much of what either rightly or wrongly passes as new age, this music has a pulse and possesses valid melodies which one can actually recall. Musically, there's a lot going on here. The classically trained Steve Schuch plays violin and guitar and composed ten of the 12 pieces on this album. The Night Heron Consort includes the skillful David Surette on guitar and bouzouki and Kent Allyn on fretless bass. The euphonious "Swallows Flight/Black Flies Delight" (in which the entire consort jubilantly performs) and the mournful "Phantom Gypsy" (featuring only Schuch's bluesy violin) are indicative of the extremes and depths found on this recording. Although his classical background is apparent, producer Johnny Cunningham was able to draw enough Celtic underpinnings from Schuch to give Crossing the Waters its rightful classification as "instrumental/Celtic/baroque/classical/gypsy music."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/1998
Label:
North Star
UPC:
0098374009422
catalogNumber:
94

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Schuch   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Violin,Vocals,Multi Instruments,Octave Violin
David Surette   Bouzouki,Guitar
Ken LaRoche   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Multi Instruments,Rainstick,Clay Ocarina,Double Recorder
John Faggiano   Conga,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Multi Instruments,Claves,Snare Drums,Cabasa
Gerry Putnam   Synthesizer
Kent Allyn   Synthesizer,Piano,Multi Instruments,5-string Bass

Technical Credits

Steve Schuch   Arranger
Johnny Cunningham   Arranger,Producer
Gerry Putnam   Programming,Engineer

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