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