MP3 Harper Tasche - The Summoning
Lyrical, bouyant, and haunting settings of tunes from Norway, Finland, Brittany, and Scotland, along with pieces by Bach, Brahms, Turlough O''Carolan, Mark Geisler, and Harper Tasche, for solo cross-strung harp and 26-string folk harp.
14 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Traditional, FOLK: Traditional Folk
The Summoning weds folk melodies to gorgeous contemporary settings, creating exquisite solos for the rare cross-strung harp and the small (26-string) folk harp. This recording bridges the gap between traditional, classical, and new music: pieces by J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, Turlough O''Carolan, and Johannes Brahms mingle comfortably with songs and dances from Norway, Finland, Scotland, and Brittany, and with new works by Mark Geisler and Harper Tasche. This is pure acoustic music exactly as you would hear it live and "unplugged" - without heavy equalization or reverb, "nature sounds," or synthesizers.
Letters and comments from fans:
"Whenever I want to feel better - no, whenever I want to feel at all - I listen to your CDs more than anyone else''s."
"I''ve never heard a small harp sound so rich and crystal-clear."
"I can''t wait to listen to this again. It''s just amazing."
HARPER TASCHE holds a unique and prominent place in the folk harp world. He is internationally known as an expert on cross-strung and small folk harps, distilling European, Scandinavian, Celtic and American music into a distinctive and intensely lyrical style. Harper''s credits include eighteen recording projects, international radio airplay, television and film work, composition commissions, and music books in two languages. Based in Seattle, he also holds the title "Millennium Harper of Washington State" from the Harping for Harmony Foundation. Harper can be reached via https://www.tradebit.com.