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Harry Williamson and Anthony Phillips
Tarka
Blueprint BP219CD || 1988 || £10.64 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax
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Music inspired by Harry's father Henry Williamson's famous novel, 'Tarka the Otter' - World Premiere performances at the Melbourne Town Hall, Saturday 27th February, 2010.

Harry and his long-time friend Anthony Phillips (Genesis) collaborated on this suite of pieces throughout the late 80's, inspired by the work of Harry's father and the North Devon landscape he wrote about. Classically beautiful it evokes it perfectly. Features many guest musicians including Gong's Didier Malherbe and members of the London Philharmonic and National Orchestras.

This 'Blueprint' issue (originally released in Australia in 1996, I think) has a new cover, been re-edited and features some additional music.

Tracks: [49'30]
  1. Postlude - The Anthem [11'30]
  2. Movement 1 - The First Year [16'20]
    1. Owlery Halt
    2. Weare Water
    3. Golden Pool
    4. Moon Play
    5. Corncrake Meadow
    6. Root Walk
  3. Movement 2 - River and Estuary [15'35]
    1. Moonfield
    2. Waymoor
    3. The Estuary
    4. Salmon Hunting
    5. Moonfield
    6. The Burrows
    7. Bag Leap
  4. Movement 3 - The Hunt [6'05]
    1. The Foreboding
    2. Dark Hams Wood
    3. Pool of the Six Herons
    4. Escape o the Estuary
    5. Beam Weir
    6. Deadlock
    7. The Kelp Pool
    8. Island Run
    9. Ebb Tide
Personnel:
  • Anthony Phillips {Acoustic Guitar and Keyboards}
  • Harry Williamson {Acoustic Guitar and Keyboards}
  • Didier Malherbe {Flute, Piccolo and Soprano Saxophone}
  • Linsay Cooper {Bassoon}
  • Guy Evans {Percussion}
  • Dave Sawyer {Percussion}
  • Krysia Osostowicz {Violin}
  • Anne Morfee {Violin}
  • Janet Crouch {Cello}
  • Anne Glover {Oboe}
  • Nick Cox {Clarinet and Bass Clarinet}
  • Andrew Anscombe {French Horn}
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