The Eternal Harp

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • Label: Dorian Recordings
  • UPC: 053479001924
  • Catalog Number: 90019

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)
La 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
Becky Baxter Harp
Paul Rendall Tenor (Vocal)
Alex Bagney Harp
Kirkmount Ensemble
Kirk Elliott celtic harp
Technical Credits
Byron A. Nilsson Liner Notes
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