New from Flowinglass Music and Brocelïande!
Songs of Autumn and Harvest Celebrations
Festive collection of music traditionally performed
during or inspired by the Autumn Season. Performed by Celtic/Medieval band Brocelïande.
Stirring instrumental and vocal arrangements for
Celtic harp, cello, guitar, octave mandolin, voices, oboe, English horn, flute, melodeon,
recorders, whistles and drums. Brocelïande is: Margaret Davis, Karl Franzen,
Kristoph Klover, and Kris Yenney.
"It’s always a good occasion ‘round these parts when a package from Flowinglass Music shows up in the mailbox and once again, that’s the case. The 3rd in a series from Celtic/Early music group Brocelïande, this one celebrates the season of autumn and the harvest. Capturing the feel of that time of year, Margaret Davis (harp, vocals), Karl Franzen, Kristoph Klover & Kris Yenney meld their traditional instruments and vox nicely. Listen to 'The Barley Corn','The Magpie' or 'Three Ravens.' Great stuff linking the importance of harvest time through the years with its expression in music." -- Chaos Realm
'If your tastes run towards madrigal treatments of old English folk songs, check out the autumnal selections from Brocelïande.' --Sing Out
'The San Francisco Bay quartet Brocelïande celebrates the autumn harvest season on Barley Rigs, which is a follow up to previous releases from the
group that featured songs of winter and spring. The 16 selections draw from British, French, and early-American tradition dating back to the 12th
century, variously saluting the harvest ('The Band o’ Shearers'), autumn romance (Robert Burns’ 'Corn Rigs'), and, of course,
fermented beverages ('The Barley Corn'), along with an occasional dark and moody song like 'Three Ravens' and two instrumentals that include a
stately Bach suite arranged for cello, Celtic harp, oboe, and bouzouki. With four amiable voices and a broad instrumental mix that includes a
number of other fretted and wind instruments, Brocelïande presents a warm antidote for the gathering autumnal gloom.” --Dirty Linen
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And don't miss these other fine recordings
by the Barley Rigs performers ...
JIG OF LIFE:
Magical collection of Celtic, Medieval, and Renaissance music of Summer performed by Brocelïande -- volume three of Songs of the Seasons.
Joyous collection of Celtic, Medieval, and Renaissance music of Spring performed by Brocelïande -- volume two of Songs of the Seasons.
Festive collection of seasonal Christmas, Solstice, and Yule music performed by Brocelïande -- volume one of Songs of the Seasons.
THE STARLIT JEWEL:
Songs of J.R. R. Tolkien, music by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kristoph Klover, and Margaret Davis. Performed by Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover and Brocelïande.
Kristoph Klover's Celtic rock band, playing scintillating new arrangements of Celto-Medieval-Psychedelia! "Wets the mind like Irish mist." HarpBeat