Blossom and The Rain

Blossom and The Rain

by Carol Thompson
     
 

Enjoy traditional Celtic music au naturel with Carol Thompson's solo harp arrangements of 21 traditional Irish, Welsh, and Scottish airs and laments. Thompson plays with nobility, clarity, warmth, and friendly spirit, and the 24-bit digital recording takes advantage of the acoustics of a large hall with no electronic alterations.See more details below

Overview

Enjoy traditional Celtic music au naturel with Carol Thompson's solo harp arrangements of 21 traditional Irish, Welsh, and Scottish airs and laments. Thompson plays with nobility, clarity, warmth, and friendly spirit, and the 24-bit digital recording takes advantage of the acoustics of a large hall with no electronic alterations. The lovely "Danny Boy" ("The Derry Air") and the music to Yeats's poem "Down by the Salley Garden" are two of the most familiar tunes. But most intriguing of all is "Scott's Lamentation," transcribed from the playing of Denis Hempson in 1796, which prances haltingly with a Japanese koto-style ornamentation. Excellent liner notes will enhance your appreciation of the music, but playing this lovely album will turn your humble abode into a manor's stately ballroom.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2000
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479027320
catalogNumber:
90273

Tracks

  1. The Athol Highlanders  - Scottish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (03:30)
  2. The Foggy, Foggy Dew, folk song  - English Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (04:10)
  3. The wild rose of the mountain  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (05:11)
  4. The snowy breasted pearl  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (03:11)
  5. Watching the wheat  -  Welsh Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (02:37)
  6. Southwind  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (02:40)
  7. Lament for Owen Rua  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (03:36)
  8. The blossom and the rain  - Brian Peters  - Brian M. Levine  (03:16)
  9. Cornish dance  - Cornish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (02:13)
  10. Celtic wedding march  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (01:45)
  11. Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), folk song  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (03:06)
  12. Scott's Lament for harp  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (04:24)
  13. The musical priest  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (04:03)
  14. Pull down the shade  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (03:14)
  15. Sally Gardens  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (02:41)
  16. Tobin's favorite  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (01:45)
  17. Eileen A Roon  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (01:02)
  18. Eiliónir a Rúin, variations for harp  - Cornelius Lyons  - Brian M. Levine  (03:40)
  19. The Coulin  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (05:09)
  20. Caílin Ó Chois tSiúre Mé  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (01:07)
  21. Lament for Staker Wallace  - Irish Traditional  - Brian M. Levine  (04:19)

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