Anne McCaffrey, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman | The Masterharper of Pern

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The Masterharper of Pern

by Anne McCaffrey, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman

A collaboration between this best-selling author and two fine acoustic musicians with multi-cultural, classical and early music overtones, bred with Celtic tradition.
Genre: Folk: Gentle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Robinton's First Whistle Tune
2:53 $0.99
2. Duty Song
2:21 $0.99
3. The Masterharper's Ball
3:17 $0.99
4. Golden Egg of Faranth I
1:02 $0.33
5. The Plains of Telgar
2:08 $0.99
6. Fighting Thread
3:12 $0.99
7. Dragon Lady
2:13 $0.99
8. The Question Song / Star Stone
5:57 $0.99
9. Robinton's Dream
3:00 $0.99
10. Golden Egg of Faranth II
1:05 $0.33
11. Nonsuch
3:38 $0.99
12. Red Star Passes
2:51 $0.99
13. Fire Lizard
3:06 $0.99
14. Golden Egg of Faranth III
1:07 $0.33
15. Merelan
2:49 $0.99
16. Lessa's Ride
4:56 $0.99
17. Robinton's Whistle Tune II
2:37 $0.99
18. March of the Wings
2:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Tania Opland, Mike Freeman & Anne McCaffrey create the music of Pern, the setting of many of McCaffrey's best-selling books.

Anne McCaffrey contacted Opland and Freeman when she began writing Masterharper Robinton's life story. She wanted to include some of his music in the book, and asked if they would write it. Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, the book was published without the music. But meanwhile, the concept had grown from a handful of tunes to a full 50 minute CD of songs and instrumentals, using Anne's lyrics from the original Pern books, plus some expanded lyrics that she wrote specially for this project.
The musical interpretation draws on many cultures and eras, and features a wide range of stringed, wind and percussion instruments, vocals, and beautiful production.
The music is performed by multi-instrumentalists Tania Opland and Mike Freeman, with guest appearances from William Pint, Hilary Spencer, Brian Bedford and Alicia Healey on vocals, and Madeleine Doherty on harp.
Cover art by Gerald Brom.

Another CD (Menolly's music from the Harperhall Trilogy) is currently in progress. Guest musicians so far include Alicia Healey, Joe Prater, William Pint and Felicia Dale on vocals, Felicia Dale on hurdy-gurdy, Philip Boulding on folk harp and valiha (a Madagascan circular harp), and Harper Tasche on folk harp and bray harp (a renaissance snare harp).



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I certainly wish I had found this sooner. It's great,.
This is a great CD. I bought 2 copies, one for my self and one for my son, who introduced me to Pern , and Ann. This music helps to bring the people, Dragons and thier stories alive. I found the CD by accident, because I love the Celtic music. I'm sure any one who has experenced the stories of Pern would enjoy it as much as I. Thank you

cassie Bossert

The MasterHarper of Pern
I love every song. It was everything I hoped and more.

Julio Capa

I love it!! I have been listening to this non stop since I got it. I can't wait for the next one!


I must admit that I had my own tunes in mind when I read but you have taught me to enjoy your versions just as a harper should!!!

Bill Hoffer

Pern lives
I just love this CD and can not wait for Menolly's CD to come out.

Linda Culala

Amazing, Beautiful... wonderful music & lyrics
Reading the McCaffrey Pern book series and throughout the stories there were the 'songs' described, sometimes with some of the words most times with just the title and who was playing or singing it. After a while of reading I decided I had to get the CD to hear the music. Hesitated for a while thinking it might not be as I imagined it... but the music on the CD was better than I had hoped! Tell anyone who asks if it is worth getting, YES!!! Thank you for carrying it, at an affordable price, and for the great service (and humor!) of your company!!!


just what I thought Pern music would sound like!
The CD was just as I imagined the songs would be like. The performances were great. I do wish there had been some more 'lively' tunes. But overall, I was very satisfied.


just what I thought Pern music would sound like!
The CD was just as I imagined the songs would be like. The performances were great. I do wish there had been some more 'lively' tunes. But overall, I was very satisfied.


Wonderful accompanient to the Pern series
I am a big fan of the Pern series, and I've enjoyed seeing songs written in the volumes--however as with every book you have no clue what the rhythm or beat is. Not only is the music on this CD very enjoyable and well made--the lyric songs are fantastic. Finally I can hear songs from Pern. I enjoy listening not to just a good CD, but to music from the universe.


I spent hundreds of dollars on Christmas presents for my wife this year and ruined it by giving her $16 CD that's all she listens to. I could have saved all of that money!!! CD Baby did fantastic. Quick shipping and sent a couple of confirmation mails to make sure that I was up to date. Great service, great music. Thanks!
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