Eternal Harp

The Eternal Harp

     
 
Perhaps because of the simplicity of its design, the harp is one of the few instruments that shows up in the musical history of just about every culture around the world (the same is understandably true of the drum, and, perhaps less understandably, the bagpipes). This delightful collection brings together tunes and players from a wide variety of traditions and

Overview

Perhaps because of the simplicity of its design, the harp is one of the few instruments that shows up in the musical history of just about every culture around the world (the same is understandably true of the drum, and, perhaps less understandably, the bagpipes). This delightful collection brings together tunes and players from a wide variety of traditions and regions: Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, even Estonia. The selections are taken from 11 previously released Dorian titles by such artists as Carol Thompson, Kim Robertson, the Ensemble Alcatraz, and Chatham Baroque, and they range in style and period from 13th century Galician love songs ("Rosa das Rosas") to Nordic folk tunes ("Miks ei Mulle Tulnud") and traditional Welsh melodies played on the bray harp, an instrument that buzzes like a sitar ("Kaingk Dafydd Broffwyd"). All of the albums from which this collection is drawn are worth seeking out on their own, but The Eternal Harp also gives a worthy overview on its own.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2001
Label:
Dorian Recordings
UPC:
0053479001924
catalogNumber:
90019

Tracks

  1. Traditional Strathspeys / Traditional Reel / The Strathbogie Toast / M
  2. Piva (from il Libro del Cortegiano)
  3. Cantiga de Santa María 10, Rosa das rosas e Fror das frores
  4. Down by the Salley Gardens, folk song
  5. The Arran Boat
  6. A Jig
  7. Le départ de Beaurepaire
  8. Surge cor lasso
  9. Why did you not come to me?
  10. Alleluya, post partum (13th century)
  11. Alvorada, traditional melody
  12. The Foggy, Foggy Dew, folk song
  13. Orkney Wedding Song
  14. Pour ung plaisir qui si pere dure, chanson for 4 voices
  15. Zarambeque Criollo
  16. Paradetas
  17. The Lass of Humberside
  18. Kaingk Dafydd Broffwyd (Cainc of David the Prophet)
  19. Caingc Dafydd Brophwyd (Cainc of David the Prophet)
  20. Helen Douglas Waltz
  21. Beautiful Dreamer, for voice & piano

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheryl Ann Fulton   Harp,Medieval Harp
Sue Richards   celtic harp
Kim Robertson   Harp,celtic harp
Carol Thompson   celtic harp
Ensemble Alcatraz   Ensemble
Kitka   Ensemble
Ensemble Galilei   Ensemble
Custer LaRue   Soprano (Vocal)
Rob MacKillop   Lute
Chatham Baroque   Ensemble
Paul Rendall   Tenor (Vocal)
Nef   Ensemble
Ensemble Polaris   Ensemble
Becky Baxter   Harp
Robin Grenon   Harp
Carol Thompson   celtic harp
Chris Norman   Flute
Alex Bigney   Harp
Kirk Elliot   celtic harp
William Taylor   Harp,Clarsach
Paul Rendall   Tenor (Vocal)
Alex Bagney   Harp
Kirkmount   Ensemble
Kirk Elliott   celtic harp

Technical Credits

Byron A. Nilsson   Liner Notes

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