Marianne Lihannah & Charlotte Poulter | There Is My Love

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There Is My Love

by Marianne Lihannah & Charlotte Poulter

Songs for Special Occasions for Harp and Voice
Genre: Classical: Art songs
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (From Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147) [Live]
Charlotte Poulter
2:17 $0.99
2. Ave Maria (Hail Mary), D. 839 [Live]
Marianne Lihannah & Charlotte Poulter
5:48 $0.99
3. Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 847 (Live)
Charlotte Poulter
2:08 $0.99
4. Morgen! (Tomorrow), Op. 27, No. 4 [Live]
Marianne Lihannah & Charlotte Poulter
3:11 $0.99
5. Canon in D Major (Live)
Charlotte Poulter
2:20 $0.99
6. Dacw 'nghariad (There Is My Love) [Live]
Marianne Lihannah & Charlotte Poulter
3:51 $0.99
7. Chaconne (Live)
Charlotte Poulter
1:27 $0.99
8. Furrem Be Me Heen / Mary Mack (Live)
Marianne Lihannah & Catharina Rickett
2:46 $0.99
9. She Moved Through the Fair (Live)
Marianne Lihannah
3:04 $0.99
10. Good Night (Live)
Marianne Lihannah & Charlotte Poulter
2:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
Liner notes for the songs:

‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’ By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 2.18min
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is the most common English title of the 10th and last movement of the Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”). This chorale movement is one of his most enduring works and was written in 1716 and 1723 during his first year in Leipzig, Germany, with its’ original scoring for voices with trumpet, oboes, strings, and continuo.

‘Ave Maria’ (Hail Mary) By Franz Schubert (1797-1828) 5.39 min
The Latin words added to this song were not the original words that inspired Schubert. Written in 1825 it was an instant success. In a letter to his parents, Schubert wrote about his ‘Ave Maria’: “It seems to touch all hearts and inspires a feeling of devotion. I believe the reason is that I never force myself to be devout and never compose hymns or prayers of that sort except when the mood takes me; but then it is usually the right and true devotion.”

‘Prelude No.1 in Cmajor’ By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) 2.10 min
This Prelude is a keyboard composition and is only 35 bars long, consisting mostly of broken chords. It is strikingly simple to begin with, then gently phases through different chords and registers before ending with a single C major chord. Few pieces of keyboard music sound so delicate and fragile, yet it still keeps a very Bach-ian stability to it as well.

‘Morgen’ (Tomorrow) By Richard Strauss (1864-1949) 3.04 min Words by John Henry Mackay.
This unique song is one of the four glorious songs that Strauss presented to his beloved Pauline (a distinguished singer) on their wedding day in 1894. The words are very romantic; here is a translation from the German of some of the words: “In silence we will gaze into one another’s eyes and the silent silence of happiness will descend on us.”

‘Canon in D’ By Johann Pachelbel (1653-1707) 2.22 min
Canon in D is Pachelbel’s most famous composition. It combines the techniques of both a Canon (a polyphonic device in which several voices play the same music, entering in sequence) and a ground bass, which Pachelbel skilfully constructs to make it both pleasing and subtly undetectable. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a Gigue.

‘Dacw 'Nghariad’ (There is my Love) 3.47 min Trad. Welsh Folk Song, our arrang. is inspired by Meinir Heulyn’s Arrangement.
In this love song the ‘lover’ actually plays the harp to the beloved. “There is the harp, there are her strings; What better am I, without anyone to play her for?”

‘Chaconne’ By Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707) 1.29 min
Clarke was an English Baroque Composer and Organist born in London. The Chaconne was popular in the Baroque era where it was used as a vehicle for variation on a repeated short harmonic progression, often involving a fairly short repetitive bass-line (ground bass) which offered a compositional outline for variation, decoration, figuration and melodic invention, which you can hear clearly in this piece.

‘Furrem be me heen’ / ‘Mary Mack’ 2.45 min Scottish Traditional Folk Songs sung by Si Canta Duo; (Marianne Lihannah & Catharina Rickett).
Two wonderful Scottish folk songs that work together as one part song. Thanks to Sandra Kerr for publishing her lovely book; 'The Song Sampler' where this great mix and match pairing of these songs are presented. ‘Furrem be me heen’ is a phonetic spelling, the nearest of what Sandra Kerr could get to the unfamiliar sounds of the Gaelic Language. The song is about going to a wedding and getting married. It is in the unique idiom called ‘port abeul’ (meaning ‘mouth music’) in Gaelic, which is sung music for dancing, when no instruments are available. Mary Mack’ is a great Scottish tongue twister and a Glasgow Street Song – also about getting married.

‘She Moved Through the Fair’ 3.02 min
A very famous Irish folk song, recorded by many singers, Classical - as well as Folk singers. The words are re-written by Padraic Colum, the author of the famous children's book ‘The King of Ireland's Son‘. He seems to have re-worked the words of an old Ballad and put them to an ancient Donegal air. This Irish folk song hasn't much to do with fairs at all. It belongs to a genre known as 'night-visiting songs'. In these songs a parting couple make a pact that should misfortune (death) befall either one, the departed one will return to the other.

‘Good Night’ 2.50 min Russian Trad. Folk Song arrang. by Doreen Rao
During the ISME World Conference helf at Interlochen National Music Camp in 1966, Russian composer Dmitri Kabalevsky taught this song to Doreen Rao as a symbol of their friendship. 20 years later she made a new arrangement of it and she dedicated her arrangement of this beautiful folk song to the memory of Dmitri Kabalevsky, for his long commitment to music education of children around the world.

Charlotte Poulter is an outstanding harpist, and over the past 15 years Charlotte has played the pure sounds of the harp at concerts as well as weddings across Wales, the spiritual home of the harp.

“I am delighted to write in support of Marianne Lihannah, whom I consider to be a singer with many fine qualities.

I am a singer with 40 years' experience, having worked in Great Britain and on the Continent. I have done theatre work, broadcasting, soundtrack for film and recording. During this time I have heard many wonderful voices. It was with great pleasure that I came across Marianne's singing some years ago and was struck by the wonderful timbre of her voice and her vocal ability.

Her modest demeanour belies a total commitment to the performance of her music where her sincerity shines through.
This is an exciting and original new voice on the music scene that deserves to be heard.”
Ron Taylor, Cheltenham



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