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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-KawalecCatherine BeynonIsabelle PerrinKaren Vaughan,   ... 
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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

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