Earth Prayer

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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Bill Douglas is a bassoonist, pianist, and composer who for 30 years has toured and recorded with classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. His compositions range from symphonic to jazz, but best of all is the pastoral-flavored music he's written for the Ars Nova Singers and chamber ensemble. The songs on EARTH PRAYER are as sturdy as an English stone wall, yet as delicate as sparrow down. It's like looking out from an ancient castle to lush green pastures covered by golden mist. Douglas's keyboards give his music symphonic depth, but the use of piano and bassoon maintain an intimate mood. Tabla and frame drum, played by Ty Burhoe, add Middle Eastern and medieval flair. ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Bill Douglas is a bassoonist, pianist, and composer who for 30 years has toured and recorded with classical clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. His compositions range from symphonic to jazz, but best of all is the pastoral-flavored music he's written for the Ars Nova Singers and chamber ensemble. The songs on EARTH PRAYER are as sturdy as an English stone wall, yet as delicate as sparrow down. It's like looking out from an ancient castle to lush green pastures covered by golden mist. Douglas's keyboards give his music symphonic depth, but the use of piano and bassoon maintain an intimate mood. Tabla and frame drum, played by Ty Burhoe, add Middle Eastern and medieval flair. The Ars Nova Singers, conducted by Thomas Morgan, sing wordless vocals as well as lyrics by poets like Tennyson, Yeats, Shelley, and Shakespeare. EARTH PRAYER is a radiant dream but has its feet firmly planted on this green planet.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Continuing in the tradition of his other Hearts of Space releases, Bill Douglas' Earth Prayer features inspiration from English poets like Yeats, Shelley, and Tennyson, as well as the vocals of the Ars Nova Singers. The album's orchestral, Celtic-inspired pieces pay tribute to Earth and its natural beauty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/1999
  • Label: Hearts Of Space
  • UPC: 025041109222
  • Catalog Number: 11092
  • Sales rank: 154,289

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Earth Prayer (4:19)
  2. 2 Spirit Dance (2:53)
  3. 3 The Splendour Falls (4:00)
  4. 4 Clouds (5:15)
  5. 5 Wind of Delight (3:13)
  6. 6 The Veils of Stars (3:57)
  7. 7 In Lovely Blue (3:42)
  8. 8 Circle of Stones (3:08)
  9. 9 The Minstrel's Wish (4:16)
  10. 10 Iona (3:54)
  11. 11 Magic Circle (4:25)
  12. 12 Chalice (3:33)
  13. 13 As Dreams Are Made Of (5:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Douglas Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Bassoon
Richard Stoltzman Clarinet
Ty Burhoe Tabla, Frame Drum
Kristen Jurkscheit French Horn
Timothy Quigley Percussion, Cymbals
Anne Stackpole-Cuellar Flute, Piccolo
Judith Glyde Cello
Samantha George Violin
Bill Jackson Clarinet
Tillery Trumpet
Ars Nova Vocals
Thomas Morgan Conductor
Technical Credits
Bill Douglas Arranger, Producer, Contributor
Stephen Hill Mastering, Art Direction
Bob Olhsson Mastering
Jeff Shuey Producer, Engineer
Lorne Bregitzer Engineer
Courtney Milne Cover Photo
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