Fragile Gifts (Anne Hills and Jay Ansill)

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Fragile Gifts (Anne Hills and Jay Ansill)

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A beautiful collection of songs and settings of poetry arranged for a variety of "classical" ensembles (string quartet, full orchestra, etc).

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  1. Follow That Road (Hills) 6:34
  2. Rowan (Ansill/Hills) 2:42
  3. Allie (Graves/Ansill) 4:25
  4. Epitalami (Wedding Prayer) (Alcover/Bibiloni) 3:52
  5. The Scarecrow (L&M Waterson) 4:09
  6. Lover’s Knot (Ansill/Hills) 3:39
  7. Counting the Beats (Graves/Ansill) 3:08
  8. Sonnet: Fragile Gift (Hills/Ansill) 3:32
  9. Winter Roses (Hills/Ansill) 3:19
  10. Some Boats (Hills) 3:43
  11. One Hard Look (Graves/Ansill) 2:14
  12. When You Are Old (Yeats/Ansill) 2:39
  13. Suite: Capvespre a Deià (Ansill) 6:37
  14. Under the Olives (Graves/Ansill) 2:43
  15. Vocals: Anne Hills

    The Quartet: (All except 3,7)
    Violins: Lawrence Major & Jen Bolcar
    Viola: Geoffrey Baker
    Cello: Sachino Tsinadze

    Harp: Alison Simpson (6, 10)
    Flute: Susan Winsberg (1, 2, 6, 7), Roberta Goren (9, 13)
    Oboe, English horn: Janet Easlee (1, 2, 6, 9, 13)
    Clarinet: Brian Adamczyk (1, 2, 6), Nathan Snyder (13)
    Bassoon: Eric Wilson (2, 13)
    French horn: Kim Newell (1, 2, 6, 9, 13)
    Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn: Bob Wagner (1, 3, 6)
    Trombone: T.J. Harris (1, 6), Gail Wagner (3)
    Tuba: Stephen Rhindress (1, 3, 6)
    Additional Violins: Myanna Harvey (1, 6), Nancy Brown (1, 6),
    Scott Hensil (9), Jessica Tosti (9)
    Additional Viola: Nancy Brown 1,6
    Contrabass: Andrew Nelson (1, 6, 9), Jordi Gaspar (9)
    Celtic harp: Jay Ansill (3, 7)

    Produced by Jay Ansill and Anne Hills
    All Arrangements by Jay Ansill
    Robert Graves poetry is ©The Trustees of the Robert Graves Copyright Trust
    Recorded at Cheesy Road Studios by Jay Ansill
    (Anne’s vocals at Artfarm Recording Studio by Sean Boyd)
    Mixed at Artfarm Recording Studio by Sean Boyd (with Jay and Anne)
    Mastered by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Takoma Park
    Cover painting by Claudia Balant, “Matinada a Deià”
    CD Design by Mark D. Moss

     

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