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