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Baby Harp

London Harp Sound / Webber / Brahms / Bach
Release Date: 02/08/2011 
Label:  Cala Records   Catalog #: 129   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Andrew Lloyd WebberJohannes BrahmsTraditionalBernard Andrès,   ... 
Performer:  The London Harp Sound
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A serenade for your loved ones... and you 'This is possibly one of the most relaxing CDs we have ever had the pleasure of experiencing with the children ... It has been really popular with all ages and is a definite winner with staff!' Practical Pre-School Awards Reviewer Baby Harp is a selection of beautiful melodies, classical and popular. It was recorded by sixteen of the world's finest harpists-The London Harp Sound-in the beautiful church of St-Jude-on-the-Hill, in London's leafy Hampstead Garden Suburb. The musicians created a warm, glowing sound and a magical mood, with a view to soothing and enchanting young children and their parents. Our Unique Musical Formula has two ingredients! We discovered that large groups of harps (or Read more cellos-see back page) make the loveliest sounds when everyone plays in an almost totally relaxed fashion, much more so than typically when they are playing solo or in an orchestra. This, when combined with the extraordinary aura of richness and depth which emerges when so many of the same instrument play together, communicates a precious sense of tranquillity and repose to the listener. When we played this music to babies and youngsters they drifted off almost immediately, with a smile. But we found that not only could we calm them at sleep time or when they were anxious, we could also engage them when in a receptive mood. Thus babymusic.com was born, as the online resource of Cala Records and the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation for babies, their parents, and all who love them. And we're delighted when our music is enjoyed by adults too, for relaxation and entertainment! Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Phantom of the Opera: Music of the Night by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3. The Jasmine Flower, traditional melody ("Mo Li Hwa") by Traditional
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Written: China 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4. Baby Day, for harp ensemble by Bernard Andrès
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 9 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892-1894; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6. Hymne à l'amour by Marguerite Monnot
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
7. Non, je ne regrette rien by Charles Dumont
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
8. Lady of the Lake, for harp ensemble by Gwilym Simcock
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
9. My baby just cares for me, song by Kahn, Gus / Donaldson, Wa
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10. Andalucía, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) by Ernesto Lecuona
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Modern 
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:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Contemporary 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
12. La vie en rose, song by Louis Guglielmi
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Modern 
Written: 1946; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 881 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  The London Harp Sound ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Harp Sound
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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