The Blossom and The Rain

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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
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...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2000
  • Label: Dorian Recordings
  • UPC: 053479027320
  • Catalog Number: 90273

Tracks

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

Performance Credits
Carol Thompson Primary Artist
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