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The Beatitudes | Catriona McKay harp & Alistair MacDonald live electronics | strange rainbow

The Beatitudes | Catriona McKay harp & Alistair MacDonald live electronics | strange rainbow



Merry Christmas dear friends and all good wishes for 2015! Catriona & Alistair spent a stormy Glasgow afternoon making this for you! Hope you enjoy a strange rainbow version of a truly beautiful…

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  1. Owen McGee

    This is good. Doing electronic loops with a harp sounds well. Rudiger Oppermann also does that in concert – not generally on record. A dvd covering his Klangwelten festivals for the years 2007-2010 is perhaps the best single item showing his music, as it is three hours long. Other lengthy releases are the sampler Dance With Me: music for the dance theatre 1982-2010 (2013) and double cds of large ensemble concert projects, The Brendan Voyage (2014) and Rheingold (2016), which, unlike a lot of his releases, don't have an Asiatic tone. He tried looping his wind harp too at one stage. He hasn't approached old religious music, though, excepting some arrangements of Hildegard von Bingen tunes. Russia has a tradition of strictly vocal music, featuring no instruments. One of those ancient, or not so ancient, religious traditions, in music, with a prejudice against "kists of whistles" (pipe organs) and, presumably, harps too. Their loss, I guess. This is a nice arrangement.

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