Crossing the Stone

Crossing the Stone

by Catrin Finch


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Crossing the Stone

Harp records tend to be delicately ethereal -- that's the nature of the instrument, it seems. But 23-year-old Catrin Finch is out to prove otherwise. The Welsh-born musician first garnered headlines when her talent attracted the notice of Prince Charles, who revived the distinguished and charmingly antique-sounding title of Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales in order to provide support for her career. Those expecting restrained fare worthy of royal suppers are in for a surprise, though. Crossing the Stone is a daring mix of styles, encompassing classical, jazz, tango, modern minimalism, and folk. Arranger and producer Karl Jenkins (best known for his music for the DeBeers diamond commercials), ties the various stylistic strands together to provide a feeling of sonic consistency, with lush, stringy accompaniments and world-beat rhythmic underpinnings. Finch's technical prowess is heard at its best in an exhilarating performance of the Prelude from Bach's Violin Partita No. 3 (played here as a straight solo), and she revels in the opportunity to let her hair down in Pat Metheny's "James" and Chick Corea's "Spain." This is not for classical purists, certainly, but those with eclectic tastes should find plenty of flavor in Finch's rare gifts.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/2003
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998732025
catalogNumber: 87320

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Catrin Finch   Primary Artist,Harp,Electric Harp
Laurence Cottle   Bass,Bass Guitar
Karl Jenkins   Conductor
Jody Barratt Jenkins   Percussion,Piano,Cymbals,Hand Clapping,Taps
Paul Clarvis   Percussion,Tabla,Snare Drums
Terrance L. Barber   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Kevin Kyle   Tenor (Vocal)
Caryl Ebenezer   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Rosie Hillier   Penny Whistle
Gavin Horsley   Bass (Vocal)
François Limer   Voices
Terrance Barber   Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Rose Hillier   Penny Whistle
Jody K. Jenkins   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Cymbals,Hand Clapping,Taps
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Kevin Horsley   Bass (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Charles Gounod   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Pat Metheny   Composer
Steve Reich   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Dave Grusin   Composer
Claude Debussy   Composer
Karl Jenkins   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Eric Jordan   Engineer
Lyle Mays   Composer
John Luard Timperley   Engineer,Engineering
Carl Jenkins   Composer
Jody Barratt Jenkins   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Percussion Programming,Sound Design
Roxanne Slimak   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Guy Wiffen   Engineer,Engineering
Helen Connolly   Executive Producer
Catrin Finch   Liner Notes,Author
Michael Hradisky   Engineer,Engineering
Laura Kszan   Packaging Manager
Hywel Wigley   Engineer,Engineering
Rosie Roseberry   Executive Producer
Annie Roseberry   Executive Producer
Jody K. Jenkins   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Sound Design
Erik Jordan   Engineer

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