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Music On The Mountain

Music On The Mountain

Catalog Number: GM123
Label: Gourd Music
Format: CD

Available: 3
Price: $14.99

Music On The Mountain: Instrumental arrangements of Shaker music - a companion album to Simple Gifts and Tree of Life

Lars Johannesson, flute
Laurie Hart, fiddle
Neal Hellman, mountain dulcimer
William Coulter, guitar
Barry Phillips, cello, shaker, mandola, plucked & bowed psaltry
Mike Marshall, mandolin, fiddle
Shelley Phillips, oboe, harp, English horn, whistle
Robin Petrie, hammered dulcimer
Deby Benton-Grosjean, fiddle

Completing the trilogy begun with Simple Gifts and Tree of Life, here is another collection of the dances, hymns and marches which were part of the Shakers' everyday lives and worship. Barry Phillips and William Coulter, once again join forces with longtime musical friends Shelley Phillips, Mike Marshall, Robin Petrie, Lars Johannesson, Laurie Hart, Neal Hellman and others in these lovingly arranged melodies.

The moods on Music on the Mountain, as on its predecessors, range from solemn to joyous; from exuberant to profoundly peaceful -- and underlying all are the fundamental Shaker ideals of simplicity and reverent humility. Like its companion albums, Music on the Mountain is filled with music to cheer the heart and lift the spirit.

Track ListingTimeMP3
1O Little Children / By Freedom Invited3:18
2Shuffling Song3:06
3A Cup of Rejoicing / Primitive Dance2:44
4Like Pretty Birds / Come Life, Shaker Life3:18Music On The Mountain - Like Pretty Birds / Come Life, Shaker Life
5Music on the Mountains3:28
6'Parting Glass' March3:44
7Canterbury Solemn Song3:29
8The Burning Day2:32Music On The Mountain - The Burning Day
9Heavy Cross / Mount Lebanon Solemn Song4:56
10South Union Marches3:12
11The Savior's Watchword4:18
12Good Evening, My Friends / Mount Lebanon March3:55Music On The Mountain - Good Evening, My Friends / Mount Lebanon March
13The Ancients Song of Mourning3:22
14Step Tune / Who Will Bow and Bend Like the Willow4:06
15O Little Children (reprise)1:45