Pavane: Shelley Phillips and Friends
Label: Gourd Music
Performers: Barry Phillips, Christa Stiner, Don Lax, Esther Landau, Harris Moore, Jeff Gallagher, Lars Johannessen, Laurie Hart, Linda Waterfall, Neal Hellman, Rob Diggins, Shelley Phillips, William Coulter
Shelley Phillips, harp, recorders, oboe, English horns, pennywhistle
William Coulter, guitar
Lars Johannessen, flute
Barry Phillips, cello, percussion, plucked psaltry, mandolas, octave mandolins, percussion
Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer
Esther Landau, flute
Jeff Gallagher, clarinet
Don Lax, violin
Linda Waterfall, guitar
Laurie Hart, violin
Rob Diggins, violin
Christa Stiner, bassoon
Harris Moore, hammered dulcimer
Here is the captivating sequel to The Fairie Round - and Shelley Phillips once again dazzles the ears with her work on oboe, harp, English horn, recorders and pennywhistle. With her talented friends including Barry Phillips, William Coulter, special guests Linda Waterfall and Harris Moore, and others, on guitar, cello, flute and more, she presents enchanting instrumental arrangements of folk, traditional, classical and contemporary music from England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Brittany.
Elizabethan songs (When Laura Smiles, It Was a Lover, and His Lasse), Renaissance dances (Pavane and Galliard, Courante), traditional Celtic airs (Sally Gardens, The Faerie Queene, The Parting Glass) and Breton rondes are among the delights you'll discover on this charming album by one of Gourd's favorite artists.
Shelley Phillips (harp, recorders, oboe, English horn and whistle) received her M.M. from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing and recording in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, she is director of the Santa Cruz Community Music School, which offers music lessons in the folk and conservatory traditions. She is a member of the Narnian Consort, Orison, the Shaker Ensemble and the Anjali Quartet, and has appeared on many Gourd recordings including Wondrous Love, Orison, Simple Gifts, Tree of Life, The World Turned Upside Down and The Fairie Round.