Music On The Mountain CD
Music on The Mountain CD
Music On The Mountain William Coulter and Barry Phillips Completing the trilogy begun with 'Simple Gifts' and 'Tree of Life', here is another gem of Americana. These instrumental arrangements of Shaker exuberant dance tunes, lively marches, and reverent hymns. Track listing: 1. O Little Children / By Freedom Invited 2. Shuffling Song 3. A Cup of Rejoicing / Primitive Dance 4. Like Pretty Birds / Come Life, Shaker Life 5. Music on the Mountains 6. 'Parting Glass' March 7. Canterbury Solemn Song 8. The Burning Day 9. Heavy Cross / Mount Lebanon Solemn Song 10. South Union Marches 11. The Savior's Watchword 12. Good Evening, My Friends / Mount Lebanon March 13. The Ancients Song of Mourning 14. Step Tune / Who Will Bow and Bend Like the Willow 15. O Little Children (reprise) Gourd Music. 1996 - William Coulter and Barry Phillips have been recording with Gourd Music since their debut album Orison in 1988. Since then they have produced two other volumes of instrumental arrangements of Shaker music -- Simple Gifts (1990), and Tree of Life (1993), as well as other recordings including William's Celtic Crossing (1995) and Barry's The World Turned Upside Down . (1992). William's current passion is traditional Celtic music and songs, and he is preparing a second recording of instrumental Celtic music for Gourd. As well as performing and recording traditional music William also plays classical guitar and teaches at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Freelance recording engineering and producing, and regular visits to the park with his two year old son keep him busy the rest of the time. Barry has been 'cellist and percussionist with Orison, Martin Simpson's Band of Angels and The Anjali Quartet . He received his MM in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1990. Moving back to Santa Cruz with his wife Shelley in 1991, he has been performing, recording and composing. Recently, he's been preparing for an upcoming Gourd album of early American country dance tunes.
not rated $19.95 Add to cart
Simple Gifts CD
Simple Gifts CD
Simple Gifts William Coulter and Barry Phillips This cd of instrumental arrangements of Shaker melodies is Gourd Music's all-time best-seller. Barry Phillips and William Coulter, along with guest artists Shelley Phillips, Mike Marshall, Robin Petrie and others, create exquisite blends of guitar, cello, fiddle, mandolin, flute, harp and dulcimers. From the title track (made famous by Aaron Copland in Appalachian Spring to little-known gems from the Shakers' vast treasury of song, these are melodies born directly of the Shakers' spiritual life, yet deeply rooted in the Anglo-American folk tradition - music to cheer the heart and lift the spirit. Track listing: 1. Simple Gifts / Lovely Love 2. Square Check Tune / When Cheer Fills the Hearts of My Friends 3. O Lord Protect Thy Chosen Flock / My Carnal Life I Will Lay Down 4. Back Manner Tunes 5. And Now My Dear Companions 6. My Robe Is New / Mother Ann's Song 7. Father James's Song / Treasures of the Gospel / I Will Bow and Besimple 8. Mother Ann's Song 9. Come Dance and Sing / Quick Dance 10. The Saviour's Universal Prayer / And Again Heavenly Father 11. Hop up and Jump Up / Simple Gifts Gourd Music. 1990 - William Coulter and Barry Phillips have been recording with Gourd Music since their debut album Orison in 1988. Since then they have produced two other volumes of instrumental arrangements of Shaker music -- Simple Gifts (1990), and Tree of Life (1993), as well as other recordings including William's Celtic Crossing (1995) and Barry's The World Turned Upside Down . (1992). William's current passion is traditional Celtic music and songs, and he is preparing a second recording of instrumental Celtic music for Gourd. As well as performing and recording traditional music William also plays classical guitar and teaches at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Freelance recording engineering and producing, and regular visits to the park with his two year old son keep him busy the rest of the time. Barry has been 'cellist and percussionist with Orison, Martin Simpson's Band of Angels and The Anjali Quartet . He received his MM in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1990. Moving back to Santa Cruz with his wife Shelley in 1991, he has been performing, recording and composing. Recently, he's been preparing for an upcoming Gourd album of early American country dance tunes.
not rated $19.95 Add to cart
Tree of Life CD
Tree of Life CD
Tree of Life William Coulter and Barry Phillips If you love Simple Gifts, you'll be delighted with this companion album. Once more, Barry Phillips, William Coulter and company join forces to revive the Shakers' stirring and joyful music. Here again is an anthology to cherish: a perfectly choreographed sequence of lovely melodies, upbeat dance tunes and heartfelt hymns. Both albums offer informative liner notes on each song, essays on the Shaker movement, and suggest reading to provide listeners with background information and sources on this fascinating material. Track listing: 1. I Will Walk With My Children / Welcome Gospel Kindred 2. The Rolling Deep / Faithful Soldiers Travel On 3. Mother Has Come With Her Beautiful Song / Love Oh Love 4. I Want To Gather Down / The Earthquake 5. Voyage To Canaan / Bow Down O Zion 6. Living Souls / Good Believer's Life 7. Tree Of Life 8. Holy Order Tune / How Beautiful, O Zion / Shaker March 9. The Humble Heart / I'm On My Way To Zion 10. Pleasant Walk / F.M.'s March / Star Of Purity 11. Love Is Little 12. Welcome Gospel Kindred / I Will Walk With My Children (Reprise) Gourd Music. 2001 - William Coulter and Barry Phillips have been recording with Gourd Music since their debut album Orison in 1988. Since then they have produced two other volumes of instrumental arrangements of Shaker music -- Simple Gifts (1990), and Tree of Life (1993), as well as other recordings including William's Celtic Crossing (1995) and Barry's The World Turned Upside Down . (1992). William's current passion is traditional Celtic music and songs, and he is preparing a second recording of instrumental Celtic music for Gourd. As well as performing and recording traditional music William also plays classical guitar and teaches at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Freelance recording engineering and producing, and regular visits to the park with his two year old son keep him busy the rest of the time. Barry has been 'cellist and percussionist with Orison, Martin Simpson's Band of Angels and The Anjali Quartet . He received his MM in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1990. Moving back to Santa Cruz with his wife Shelley in 1991, he has been performing, recording and composing. Recently, he's been preparing for an upcoming Gourd album of early American country dance tunes.
not rated $19.95 Add to cart