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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:  Claire JonesSuzanne Willison-KawalecIsabelle PerrinKaren Vaughan,   ... 
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:  Claire Jones (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (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:  Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (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:  Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (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:  Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Karen Vaughan (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), Claire Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (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:  Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire 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:  Skaila Kanga (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Paul Sarcich (Percussion),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
La Ragazza, for harp ensemble by Bernard Andrès
Performer:  Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (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:  Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (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:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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:  Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (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:  Karen Vaughan (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Written: 1986 
Venue:  St.-Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden S 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 

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