2. Chris SpheerisJust to name a few.
3. Hilary Stagg
I'm not sure if they can be classified as such, but these are a few soundtracks that I did take note of...Black Hawk DownBrotherhood of the WolfPatroit GamesK-PAX
4. Suzanne Ciani
Check out Secret Garden's latest...The track "You Raised Me Up" is already worth the price of the whole album! Amazon's review:A mature and at times moving work, Once in a Red Moon fortifies Secret Garden's stature as a marquee New Age act. The duo of Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and pianist-composer Rolf Lovland here refine their specialty of making classical/contemporary/Celtic mini-epics in small orchestral and choral settings. Moreover, each piece elicits reflection, celebration, or atonement with the divine. Red Moon's mood of melancholy is stronger than usual--"Invitation" and "Fairytale" are the disc's only propulsive tracks--though there's an undercurrent of lamentation and reverence. Highlights include the gospel-fueled, Josh Groban-like "You Raise Me Up," sung by Brian Kennedy (Riverdance) and fittingly conducted by Steven Mercurio (musical director for Andrea Bocelli). And a riveting, slow-building plea for peace, "Elegie," features the voices of Anuna and a forceful, concluding piano chord--a composite of 66 C chords submitted by fans worldwide in response to an online invitation from the group. --Terry Wood Sample the tracks here...http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000060O30/qid=1050834591/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-8413984-4470331?v=glance&s=music
One of my favorite artistes too, have his entire collection, and I have 2 versions of Enchantment, the original pressing under the now defunct Music West company, and the re-pressed Essense records. Quality-wise, the Music West pressing is the audiophile one, just like Enya's first pressing of Watermark (the newer pressings sound very watered down).
I've loved this album since I got it few years back. However, I got the re-pressed Essense cd. Is there a big difference between the two pressings? Is the original pressing still available?
Finally got this today!1. One Summer's Day 2. Road to Somewhere 3. Empty Restaurant 4. Nighttime Coming 5. Dragon Boy 6. Sootballs 7. Procession of the Spirits 8. Yubaba 9. Bathhouse Morning 10. Day of the River 11. It's Hard Work 12. Stink Spirit 13. Sen's Courage 14. Bottomless Pit 15. Kaonashi (No Face) 16. Sixth Station 17. Yubaba's Panic 18. House at Swamp Bottom 19. Reprise 20. Return 21. Always With Me Editorial ReviewsAmazon.comDespite an enthusiastic cult following, the talents of master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki have yet to gain the sort of mainstream acceptance regularly afforded American feature animation in the artist's own country. But Hollywood sponsorship of Princess Mononoke and this new Miyazaki anime masterpiece is an encouraging sign. To create the musical soundscape for his phantasmagorical adventure, the director has again tapped Mononoke composer and longtime collaborator Joe Hisaishi, and the results are another distinctive triumph. Effortlessly blending ancient Japanese modalities and percussion with Westernized influences (pastoral string and piano flourishes, snarling brass, and gentle woodwinds), the composer evokes the gentle lyricism of Sakamoto in one movement, the pulse-quickening action and suspense of Williams the next. The collection ends on the warm note of Youmi Kimura's gentle, neo-baroque song "Always with Me." While American feature animation scores have frequently been preoccupied with pop star career burnishing, Hisaishi has again reinvented and refined an instrumental language that powerfully evokes all the magic of Miyazaki's fantastic images. --Jerry McCulley
Only have one of Hilary Stagg's album, Feather Light, as I preferred a few other harpists over him such as Andrea Vollenweidner (who incidentally is listed in one of Stagg's CD as his primary musical inspiration), Roberto Perera, Micheal Deep and Vincenzo Zitello.
I've been an ardent fan of New Age music from the heydays of Narada and after Enya broke though the commercial barrier with her success. I don't know how many New Age fans are out there in XP but I'm gonna start a thread informing on new New Age releases anyway. And since movie scores can affect you in the same way as most New Age music does, I've combined both in one thread. Members please feel free to add on your recommendations and comments. Thanks!
Got it from amazon then as i didn't see the soundtrack on sale ? Did u get the R1 dvd as well ?