Jules Bitter | An old legend from Holland

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An old legend from Holland

by Jules Bitter

A fascinating Celtic tale in a unique soundscape about Neeltje the mermaid and Saltbeard the Bard. Listen and experience what happened 2000 years ago in the southwest of Holland. For children from the ages of 7 - 77...
Genre: New Age: Celtic New Age
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  Song Share Time Download
1. An old Legend from Zeeland
1:15 $0.99
2. Nehalennia, the Light of the Sea
8:57 $0.99
3. The Roman Occupation
6:00 $0.99
4. The Nehalennia Temples
5:52 $0.99
5. Neeltje and Saltbeard
8:26 $0.99
6. The Vision of the Priestess
4:46 $0.99
7. The Search for the Sea Dragon
7:24 $0.99
8. The Fight with Slokop
13:22 $0.99
9. Lost at Sea
3:46 $0.99
10. The Help of the Dolphin
4:22 $0.99
11. The Homecoming of Saltbeard
4:50 $0.99
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Advise: at Jules interesting website http://www.whistle-flute.com you can listen to high quality mp3's that can almost be compared with the tracks on the cd. It also gives interesting information about his cd-projects.

This unique cd-project is written, composed and produced by the well known dutch flautist Jules Bitter.
This tale is based on historical and archeological information about the Zeeland goddess Nehalennia, a deity of German-Celtic origine that was worshipped before and during the Roman occupation of this area in the south-west of Holland.
At Domburg (1647) and Colijnsplaat (1970) two Gallo-Roman temples where found in the sea, and Jules presented this cd and his cd "Nehalennia Suite" at the official opening of the reconstruction of the Nehalennia temple in Colijnsplaat. (13 august 2005)

Neeltje the mermaid and Saltbeard the Bard are the two main characters of this tale and the famous Dutch themeparc "Waterland Neeltje Jans". (www.neeltjejans.nl)
Of course Saltbeard falls in love with Neeltje, but to become a merman and be able to live in two worlds, he has to fight Slokop the three-headed Sea Dragon...

Fortunately he gets some help from Cu, the faithfull dog, the Dolpin, and... Nehalennia herself!
The words, music and soundeffects of this Nehalennia tale create a true Celtic atmosphere.
It is a story about transformation and has a deeper symbolic layer too, but in the first place it is entertaining and educative.

"Neeltje and Saltbeard" is told by the American-Irish writer Sherry Gallagher and translated and edited by the Dublin writer Tom Horrigan.
Being a storycd it can best be listened in Cd Baby hifi broadband modus (128kbps) and if you want to listen to high (cd)quality mp3's of all tracks visit Jules website:

The full color cd-booklet contains historical information and 11 original illustrations by Rudi Bellemans that go along with the 11 tracks.
That makes this cd an educational one and very usefull to be used in schoolprojects about the Roman Empire.



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