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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-KawalecVirginie Gout-ZschabitzIsabelle 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 ŕ l'aprčs-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (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:  Catherine Beynon (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (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:  Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (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:  Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (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:  Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Skaila Kanga (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Ieuan 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:  Paul Sarcich (Percussion), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine White (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp)
Conductor:  Geoffrey Simon
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
La Ragazza, for harp ensemble by Bernard Andrčs
Performer:  Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Catherine White (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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:  Karen Vaughan (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Ieuan Jones (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp),
Charlotte Seal (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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:  Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp),
Claire Jones (Harp), Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp), Catherine Beynon (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp),
Karen Vaughan (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp), Ieuan Jones (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:  Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Ieuan Jones (Harp),
Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Charlotte Seal (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Catherine Beynon (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. 
12.
The Music of the Night, song (from "The Phantom of the Opera") by Andrew L. Webber
Performer:  Charlotte Seal (Harp), Ernestine Stoop (Harp), Claire Jones (Harp),
Virginie Gout-Zschabitz (Harp), Ghislaine Petit-Volta (Harp), Skaila Kanga (Harp),
Nicolas Tulliez (Harp), Catherine White (Harp), Suzanne Willison-Kawalec (Harp),
Catherine Beynon (Harp), Isabelle Perrin (Harp), Karen Vaughan (Harp),
Jung Wha Lee (Harp), Gabriella dall'Ollio (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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