MP3 A Celtic Legend - Tristan and Isolde
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NEW AGE: Celtic New Age, SPOKEN WORD: With Music
A Celtic Legend Tristan and Isolde
This is a unique presentation of two CDs. The main version being vocal and the other purely instrumental for the benefit of those listeners who prefer instrumental music.
Inspired by the tragic love story of Tristan and Isolde this stunning recording captures the real essence of this beautiful 6th century Cornish legend.
A Celtic musical version of this tale with beautiful melodies that are both passionate and energetic and which envelop the listener in a wonderful landscape of dark age England.
Tristan, as knight and nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, is entrusted with the task of going to Ireland to escort the beautiful Princess Isolde back to Cornwall as the Kings betrothed. On the journey back they fall in love after drinking a herbal potion. Isolde fulfills her vows of marriage to the King, but remains in love with Tristan and their illicit love affair continues. When Mark discovers the truth he forgives Isolde but banishes Tristan from the kingdom. He travels to Brittany where he meets and marries Isolde of the White hands, but never consummated the marriage because of his continued love for Isolde.
The story ends with Tristan, having been mortally wounded, sending for Isolde in the hope that she will cure his wounds. However, as a result of a treacherous lie by Isolde of the white hands, Tristan dies of grief before Isolde can reach him, and Isolde dies soon after of a broken heart.
Cornish born composer Chris Payne(ex Gary Numan band member) engaged the help of Breton composer Franck Hemard and also the Classic English lyricist Peter Sarstedt for the texts.
The recording also features the legendary singer Arthur Brown of 'Fire' fame and Incantations brilliant multi-instrumentalist Francis Calavia and the excellent Cornish trio of Andy Brodie, Marcus Penrose and Jack Tonkin.
With etehreal backing vocals and the pristine and rich tones of singers Dominique Adam, Tina Leppard and Simon Birch, this will be a recording that you will enjoy for many years to come.
The recording of Tristan and Isolde took just over a year and a half to write and record and features instruments such as violin, irish whistles, uillean pipes, kena, crumhorns, baroque recorders, acoustic guitars, lute cornamuse and mandolin.
The recording is available as a double CD package.
CD 1 vocal and CD 2 instrumental.
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