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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:  Isabelle PerrinNicolas TulliezSuzanne Willison-KawalecCatherine 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:  Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (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), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (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:  Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (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:  Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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:  Charlotte Seal (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (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:  Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (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:  Ieuan Jones (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Paul Sarcich (Percussion),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
La Ragazza, for harp ensemble by Bernard Andrès
Performer:  Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (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. 
9.
Andalucía, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Modern 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10.
Windmills of Your Mind (Les moulins de mon coeur) (for the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair) by Michel Legrand
Performer:  Catherine White (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11.
Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 534 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (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. 
12.
The Music of the Night, song (from "The Phantom of the Opera") by Andrew L. Webber
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Written: 1986 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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