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

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