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

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