Two Roads

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Two Roads: Julia Seager-Scott, Baroque harp & Clarsach

“Her clear melodic lines against the lower contrapuntal notes are perfect, along with glorious Baroque ornamentation…Equally memorable is the slower emotional and touching performance of Clergy’s Lamentation.” WholeNote, November 2017

This inventive inaugural solo recording by harpist JULIA SEAGER-SCOTT reveals her recent musical paths of discovery of the Baroque triple harp and the clarsach, the traditional harp of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The shimmering sounds of these two early harps are beautifully displayed in a program that mixes ‘art’ and traditional music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Tracks include Dowland’s Come Again and Come Away; Carolan’s Planxty Sweeny, Planxty Burke/Planxty Drew, Fanny Power, Carolan’s Receipt, Clergy’s Lamentation; Monteverdi’s Pur ti miro from Poppea; Improvisations on a Ciaccona bass line; and much more! A delight for the ears, offered with panache and affection by one of North America’s leading early harp specialists.

Enjoy a sample: Carolan’s Farewell

 

Price: $14 plus shipping and handling. HST added at checkout for Canadian customers.

Catalogue no. PIP 1706. Released in June 2017. Digital Street Date: October 6/17

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