This is an acoustic instrumental album of music featuring compositions by Christina Tourin, as well as Jeanine Yeager, and some traditional melodies.
Truly beautiful music which is very suitable for relaxation purposes, or whilst receiving a massage or other bodywork therapies.
Sounding Strings harp magazine of Scotland describes Christina thus:
“…that delightful rarity, a composer of contemporary melodies that are singable! Her style lies between easy listening and jazz. [This] recording, Starlight, is tranquil, relaxing music with an intimate feel to it. She uses the warmth of the cello and the purity of the flute (her accompanying instruments) to superb effect.”
Here’s a sound file (that you can also download) with a sample from each track
Track listing: (CLICK on the track to jump to another part of the sample…)
- Light of Life 5:25
- A Quiet Place (2:13) (Music by Jeanine Yeager, Harry Fox Agency)
- A Haunting Refrain (2:15) (Music by Jeanine Yeager, Harry Fox Agency)
- The Dove (3:40)
- Flow Gently Sweet Afton (2:10) (Scottish trad.)
- All the World is Sleeping (4:24) (Welsh lullaby)
- Starlight (2:57)
- Cassandra’s Dream (3:46)
- In the Bleak Mid-Winter (2:35) G Holst, arranged by C Tourin)
- Snowy Wood (5:40)
- Little Boats (2:54) (Celtic trad.)
- Lost Unicorn (3:49)
- Shadow Spirit (2:44)
- A Winter Round (3:46) (Anon.)
All compositions by Christina Tourin unless indicated otherwise.
Harp: Christina Tourin
Flute: Karen Kevra
Cello: Judith Hitt
Harps used: Hidden Valley Harps – Petite model, James Rydecki – Luthian model.
Recorded 1994, Chas Eller Studios, Charlotte, VT, USA
Label: Emerald Harp Productions
Amazon customer review:
“Relaxation at its best. As an insomniac I was very happy to find this CD. It is extremely soothing and yet not at all ‘canned’ as so many CDs that purport to be relaxing can be. The music has a very real, visceral quality to it, and while relaxing, the music is beautifully written and played, so that quality uplifts as well as relaxes.”