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The London Harp Sound

Debussy / Bach / London Harp Sound / Simon
Release Date: 03/08/2011 
Label:  Cala Records   Catalog #: 119   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyPaul SarcichTraditionalKahn, Gus / Donaldson, Wa,   ... 
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-KawalecCatherine WhiteKaren VaughanCatherine Beynon,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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The London. Harp Sound is the latest addition to the best-selling London Sound Series. Sixteen of the world's finest harpists worked with leading London composers and arrangers to produce a uniquely creative album. From classical music to Latin, popular and jazz, the performers responded to the incredible sonority of the massed harps, and this engaging CD is a display vehicle for their talent and virtuosity. The London. Harp Sound is the latest addition to the best-selling London Sound Series. Sixteen of the world's finest harpists worked with leading London composers and arrangers to produce a uniquely creative album. From classical music to Latin, popular and jazz, the performers responded to the incredible sonority of the massed harps, and this engaging CD is a display vehicle for their talent and virtuosity. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 8 Minutes 59 Secs. 
2. Chansons de Edith Piaf, medley for harp ensemble by Paul Sarcich
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3. The Jasmine Flower, traditional melody ("Mo Li Hwa") by Traditional
Performer:  Karen Vaughan (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Written: China 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4. My baby just cares for me, song by Kahn, Gus / Donaldson, Wa
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
6. Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: 2nd movement, Scene at the Ball by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7. Lady of the Lake, for harp ensemble by Gwilym Simcock
Performer:  Catherine Beynon (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Paul Sarcich (Percussion), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8. Phantom of the Opera: Music of the Night by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Catherine White (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
9. La Ragazza, for harp ensemble by Bernard Andrès
Performer:  Skaila Kanga (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10. Andalucía, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Catherine White (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Modern 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
11. Windmills of Your Mind (Les moulins de mon coeur) (for the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair) by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12. Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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