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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-KawalecGhislaine Petit-VoltaCatherine WhiteCatherine 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), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (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:  Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Skaila Kanga (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:  Catherine White (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (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:  Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (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:  Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (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:  Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (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:  Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Paul Sarcich (Percussion),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (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:  Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (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:  Catherine Beynon (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (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:  Karen Vaughan (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (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:  Claire Jones (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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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