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

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