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Harpestry: A Contemporary Collection
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Harpestry: A Contemporary Collection
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Classical
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Harpestry: A Contemporary Collection
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Label: Philips
Original Release Date: 8/5/1997
Release Date: 8/5/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, New Age, Pop, Classical
Styles: Traditional Folk, British & Celtic Folk, Contemporary Folk, Celtic, Celtic New Age, Meditation, Adult Contemporary, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453614222, 731453614246

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A "Festival of Harps" for everyone
(5 out of 5 stars)

"*Harpestry* is co-produced by Diana Stork (the producer of the award-winning "Festival of Harps" in the San Francisco Bay Area) and Dawn Atkinson of Imaginary Road Records. In my perhaps highly biased opinion, this is one of the top ten harp albums ever produced. It is certainly one that I, a serious collector of folk harp CD's, play among the most often.In her "Festival of Harps", Diana puts together harps of all kinds (ancient, modern, traditional, acoustic, wire-strung, gut/nylon-strung, Eastern, Western, Latin, etc., etc.) to show the richness and diversity of the instrument. You'll find the same sort of unity-in-diversity on this album -- not any Eastern harps, but a wide variety of folk and modern harps from the Western world. Really wonderful to listen too, and educational as well (for those who have only heard pedal harps, the kind you see in orchestras)."
Terrific music!
Brianna Neal | USA | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Subtitled "A Contemporary Collection", this compilation CD from Imaginary Road Records is scintillating, varied, and intriguing--a celebration of harpists and harp-playing styles from around the world. The contributors are Rudiger Oppermann, Maureen Brennan, Ann Heymann, Deborah Henson-Conant, Michelle Sell, Janet Harbison, Cynthia Mowery, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Geist, Derek Bell, Patrick Ball, Andrea Piazza, and Andreas Vollenweider. The types of harps they play (Celtic, Gothic, traditional Tyrolean, Venezuelan, nylon strung, wire strung, Classical pedal and concert harps, and electric harps) are as varied as their musical styles, which include traditional, classical and jazz. I became aware of this recording, and it's companion album "Celtic Harpestry" by reading a review for yet another harp album, "Faces of the Harp" (from Narada). All three CDS are wonderful, as well as quite complimentary, and I'm delighted to have come across them. If you like harp music, you're sure to enjoy them too!"
The very best in contemporary harp.
Nicholas Hunt-Bull | Hooksett, NH USA | 03/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been looking for any harp collection to rival this and haven't found it yet. It's full of great original compositions, including my favourite of all harp pieces, The Nightingale by Deborah Henson-Conant. A must-have if you love harp music."