RECORDINGS BY HARPER TASCHE
"Superb... [the music] danced through my body... His touch is clear,
distinct, the works well arranged and will delight your ears. Highly
- Victory Review, Chris Lunn
"Harper Tasche plays... with clarity and a distinct sense of style...
is] a musician who is able to communicate his images as clearly [with
- Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange, Kerry Dexter
"The innate lightness and warmth of the harp rises effortlessly...
refreshing, and transparent... I listened to it every day for weeks."
- The Folk Harp Journal, Adam Victor Christensen
The Summoning |
Distinctive new settings of Nordic and Celtic airs,
dances; Baroque gems by the Bach family; and new music by Harper Tasche
Mark Geisler. Solos for 26-string folk harp and large cross-strung
Titles: The Seldom Inn, Two Maidens, Solitude Day, Broken Promises, On Sunday, Trio for Gottfried, Solfeggietto, Kintail, North Calling, Dance of Time, Watching for the Dawn, Eleanor, With a Distant King, Two Norwegian Dances.
Powers That Be
A showcase for gentle cross-strung harp, with Nordic and
Celtic airs and lullabies; pieces by Franz Schubert and J. S. Bach; and new
music by Harper Tasche and Bob Zawalich.
with Franz, The Surge of the Sea, Counterpoint for One, Feathers and
Stones, Princess Eugenie, The Poet Maid, From A Distance, Leaves Taking,
John Richardson, Your Majesty, Lady Dillon, Wondrous Love, Daddy's Lullaby.
Depth of Field
The world's first solo cross-strung harp CD! Music by Henry Purcell, J. A. Freylinghausen, J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and Turlough O'Carolan; tunes from Scotland and medieval Spain; and new music by Harper Tasche and Diane Moss.
Titles: Three Henrys, Allein Gott, The Entertainer, Planxty Diane, Rosa
das Rosas, Jesu, Element of Risk, Sheebeg and Sheemore, Sarsen Sunning,
Separation of Soul and Body, Preludio, I Lost My Love, Steering Towards
Polaris, Purple In My Heart.
Breathtaking bowed psaltery and recorder solos with small
cross-strung harp. American, British, Norwegian and Welsh tunes; one
each by Turlough O'Carolan and Antonio Vivaldi; and new compositions by
Titles: Beach Spring, Three Norse Dances, Holy Manna, Paul's Little
Birds, Circle the Garden, Arise My Soul, Lullaby and Waltz, Snowbird
Solitaire, Quiet Joys of Brotherhood, Megan's Daughter, Skipping Stone,
Three Hornpipes, Sabbath Song, Bridget Cruise, Amazing Grace.
Long Night Bright Star|
Gorgeous Yuletide music spanning 800 years of celebration,
featuring an ensemble of wire-strung, cross-strung, and folk harps with
recorders and bowed psalteries.
Titles: Fling Wide The Door, Vox Clamantis (Voice in the Wilderness), Adest Sponsus, Veni (O Come) Emmanuel,
Divinum Mysterium (Of the Father's Love Begotten), NoŽl Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas), Greensleeves (What Child is This), Ye Drowsy Souls, Angels
We Have Heard (on High), Steeple Echoes (medley: O Little Town of Bethlehem, Lo How A
Came Upon A Midnight Clear), Josef Lieber Josef, The Hills
Are Bare, Deck The Halls.
| || Bringing It Home
A perfect introduction to Harper Tasche's music, including
lyrical, jazzy, and contemporary pieces. Features traditional dances
Ireland and France; works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edvard Grieg, and
Claude Bolling; and new music by Harper Tasche. Small folk harp and
cross-strung harp solos with bowed psaltery and recorder descants.
Titles: Heading Home, The Call, Frieda's Waltz, Unknown Quantity, Magnus
Dancing, Just You, Irlandaise, An Giolla Ruadh, Skua, Mazurka Michel,
Mountain Ash, Solveig's Song, Spinning Star.
Open to the North
The classic! Lyrical new music with an Old-World feel,
featuring 17 Harper Tasche originals for small folk harp with recorder
bowed psaltery. In an ecological package.
Titles: All the Octobers, Ellen Magdalena, Forest Carol, Are's Mirror, Outgoing Message, An Indefinite road, Luther's Ghost, Michael's Crossing, Behind the Embers, Sahzhatem, The King Stag, Another Endless Minuet, Orion's Waltz, After Askadalen, Old Light, Enymin's Journey, berceuse Lunaire.