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.
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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.
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The Golden Harvest CD
The Golden Harvest CD
The Golden Harvest: More Shaker Chants and Spirituals The Boston Camerata, The Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, & Joel Cohen "It is with joy that we present to you a sampling of Shaker song. Worship has always been central to our life and song is central to our worship. We hope that you will see that the essence of our life and beliefs are summed up in these songs. The reissuing of The Golden Harvest brings to the “World” the opportunity to hear the Shakers themselves in concert with our friends the Boston Camerata. We pray that you enjoy the fruits of this collaboration! “Sing on, dance on, ye followers of Emmanuel, Sing on dance on ye followers of the lamb!”" The Sabbathday Lake Shakers November, 2010 In this historic and beautiful recording, produced at the Shaker Village of Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the Boston Camerata joins with the surviving members of the Shaker Community to present thirty-eight magnificent, traditional Shaker songs: inspiring! Track listing:
  1. Stone Prison
  2. Trumpet of Peace
  3. Voice of the Angels of Mercy
  4. O Zion Arise
  5. Joyful Praises
  6. Rights of Conscience
  7. The Blessings of Peace
  8. Holy Habitation
  9. Thanksgiving
  10. A Suite of Five Dance Tunes
  11. Solemn Song of the Ancients
  12. Mother Ann's Song
  13. Path of Sorrow
  14. Fall on the Rock
  15. Sweep As I Go
  16. Philomela
  17. Mourning Dove
  18. Mother's Pretty Dove
  19. Consoling Dove
  20. Woben Mesa Crelana (Indian Song)
  21. Indian Song
  22. Negro Songs
  23. Pretty Home, song
  24. Angel of Light, Shaker hymn
  25. Angel Invitation
  26. Four Little Angels
  27. Sweet Angels Come Nearer
  28. Mother's Comforting Promise
  29. Holy Order Song, traditional Shaker hymn
  30. O Come, Come Away, spiritual
  31. The Savior's Cheering Promise
  32. Behold the Day
  33. All Glean with Care
  34. Work for the Harvest, hymn (a.k.a. 'The Harvest')
  35. Angel Reapers
  36. Light
  37. The Angel Reapers ('Eastern' version)
  38. The Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, Maine in converstation With Joel Cohen (Interview)
Glissando. 2000
- The Boston Camerata (Joel Cohen, director) Anne Azéma and Margaret Frazier, sopranos; Deborah Rentz-Moore, contralto; Tim Evans and Dan Hershey, tenors; Donald Wilkinson, baritone; Joel Frederiksen, bass Members of the Harvard University Choir (Murray Forbes Somerville, director) Deborah Abel, Megan Anderson, Elizabeth Rogers, Victoria de Menil, sopranos Carolyn Szal, Anna Engstrom, Alice Farmer, altos Michael Cedrone, Edward Chiu, tenors Wesley Chinn, Edward Jones, Daniel Roihl, basses Members of Youth Pro Musica (Hazel Somerville, director) Kate Nyhan, Amanda Savitt, Johanna Murphy, Eliza Murphy, McCurdy Miller Owen Callen, Ruthanne Cullen, Rachel Sklar, Sarah Sklar, Leah Sakala, Meghan Hughes Alison Condon, John Sullivan, John Arida, Alexandra Caruso, Taylor Dunn, Nalini Margaitis The Shaker Family of Sabbathday Lake, Maine Sister Frances Carr, Sister Marie Burgess, Sister June Carpenter Brother Arnold Hadd, Brother Wayne Smith, Brother Douglas Anthony direction: Joel Cohen recorded June- July, 2000 at the Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake, Maine
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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.
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