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Orison: Celtic and Contemporary Instrumental Music

Orison:  Celtic and Contemporary Instrumental Music

Catalog Number: GM104
Label: Gourd Music
Format: CD

Available: 4
Price: $14.99

Orison: Celtic and Contemporary Instrumental Music

William Coulter, classical and steel string guitar
Steve Coulter, harp and recorder
Shelley Phillips, oboe, English horn, flute, harp
Barry Phillips, cello, percussion
Anne Cleveland, flute
Joe Menichetti, guitar
Susan Anderson, flute
Joel Schaeffer, cello

Five San Francisco Bay instrumentalists take the name Orison from the old-fashioned word for prayer or invocaiton (see Hamlet, III, i). They are: Barry Phillips, Shelley Phillips, William Coulter, Steve Coulter and Anne Cleveland, whose repertoire includes music from both the folk and classical traditions (The Butterfly, Arran Boat Song, The Maids of Mitchelston, The Water Kilpie, Morgan Megan and more), along with original compositions. Their combinations of harp, guitar, cello, oboe, English horn, flute and percussion produce textures of etheral and poignant beauty.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1Arran Boat Song3:33
2Pierre on the Mountain Playing the Hurdy Gurdy6:35
3Morning Rain3:45Orison:  Celtic and Contemporary Instrumental Music - Morning Rain
4The Dance of the Spirits of Water/The Golden Goose5:25
5Pastorale3:03
6The Water Kilpie (trad. Manx)/The Maids of Mitchelston (trad. Irish)4:50Orison:  Celtic and Contemporary Instrumental Music - The Water Kilpie (trad. Manx)/The Maids of Mitchelston (trad. Irish)
7The Butterfly3:50
8Morgan Megan3:32
9Bob's Room3:46Orison:  Celtic and Contemporary Instrumental Music - Bob's Room