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Gentle Vespers

by Melinda Johnson

A timeless collection of gentle melodies from around the world featuring the harp along with magical sounds of night -- crickets, bells, wind chimes, rain and distant thunder weave between the songs to carry you on a relaxing journey of quiet music.
Genre: World: World Traditions
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Day Is Over/Cradle Song
3:07 $0.99
2. Suo Gan
5:03 $0.99
3. Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening
3:08 $0.99
4. Golden Cradle
3:39 $0.99
5. Manx Lullaby
4:52 $0.99
6. Sleep, Baby Sleep
3:44 $0.99
7. Ariana's Lullaby
6:24 $0.99
8. Lambs Are Sleeping
4:26 $0.99
9. Basque Lullaby
3:28 $0.99
10. Gaelic Cradle Song
4:13 $0.99
11. Golden Slumbers
2:51 $0.99
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Melinda Johnson - bio

As a Grammy-nominated songwriter and artist of diverse abilities, Melinda Johnson draws upon her extensive musical background to continuously expand the scope of her work. Mindy's instrumental talents range from concert pedal and folk harp, to low brass, percussion and a variety of traditional and ancient folk instruments.

Melinda oversees operations for her independent recording label Fixed-Wing Productions. As producer, performer and arranger, Melinda's musical diversity continues in her solo recordings. ⿿The Shepherd's Carol', features her harp, vocal and multi-instrumental talents, 'Cantico' is the debut recording of Duo-Arioso, the Flute/Harp duo featuring Melinda, and her critically acclaimed debut harp recording ⿿Gentle Vespers' which has been declared ⿿a true journey of relaxation for mind, body and spirit.'

Within the genre of World Music, Melinda's instrumental work is featured on the Parent Choice Award-winning series from the Ellipsis Arts label. ⿿Mediterranean Lullaby' features top recording artists from Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Morocco. ⿿Mama's Lullaby' holds authentic lullabies performed by female artists from around the world.

An accomplished songwriter and vocal performer with original styles ranging from pop and rock, to country and R&B, Mindy has worked with the Grammy Award-winning group ⿿Sounds Of Blackness'. This 30 voice gospel choir is produced by the legendary team of Jimmy ⿿Jam' Harris and Terry Lewis of Flyte Tyme Productions and under the musical direction of Gary Hines. Her song, ⿿Familiar Waters' is featured on their Grammy nominated album ⿿Time For Healing' on A&M/Perspective Records, with critics declaring her song to be ⿿...the modern-day spiritual'.

In addition to various recording and scoring projects, Mindy also maintains a schedule of numerous solo and ensemble performances with the harp. Currently, she is performing, recording and writing with singer/songwriter Laurel Wiley with their project produced by Nancy Wilson of the legendary rock group, Heart. Together, they are defining a new sound while fusing the harp into the mainstream pop/rock realm.



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Jackie NiSidhe

Sweet, Calming music for the child in all of us
Not just for babies or young children; these are lovely, soft songs to relax to at the end of the day or when you feel stressed. This is also wonderful music to do calming yoga or fall asleep to. beautiful!

M. J. Dolan

A great album to bring tranquility into your space. Love it!


Blissfull, melodic and captivating!!
We had ordered a selection of sale CDs, after listending to this one with our grandson (7 mos. old) we promptly ordered 5 more to give to people we know who either have infants or are in need of music that is magical. Our grandson usually fights nap time like a champ, but he was in peaceful slumber by the beginning of the second track!! Both my husband and I find it the best antedote to "one of those days" at work. A real gem - we highly recommend buying it, right now!!

Sandra Everson

Calming, peaceful, angelic music.
Melinda Johnson is new to me, but I will be planning on buying more. This selection of lullabies is wonderful and Suo Gan is my favorite.

Kim Loftis

Beautiful, soothing music to quiet the mind and delight the soul!
As someone who always trys hard to keep her stress level from getting too overwhelming, I was totally unable to resist the sound clips for this cd, and bought a copy immediately! The music on this cd is truly gorgeous, melding lush harp with beautifully played flutes, cello and nature sounds, plus bells, chimes and triangle. I don't know how this would effect babies, but it's certainly relaxed me off to sleep on many a night, if that says anything! Finding music of this caliber is difficult, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to relax or clear their sacred space. It's also great for yoga, meditation, or, as I already said, to drift you off to sleep! Please, support this fantastic artist and her music! Simply beautiful! Bravo!