Celtic Symphony

Celtic Symphony

by Alan Stivell

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Overview

Stivell's most advanced and ambitious work to date, the Symphonie Celtique is a long way from his solo harp excursions. In addition to various harps, pipes, and whistles played by Stivell, the instrumentation includes a rock band (guitars, bass, drums, keyboards), uilinn pipes, an orchestra of 40-plus players, and a choir directed by ex-Swingle Singer Christianne LeGrand. The music is sublime and profound, surging and droning at times with massed voices and instruments, at other times retreating to gentle, quietly lyrical passages. It is not traditional Breton, Irish, or Scottish music, but it is a modern, mixed-ensemble successor to those sources. To date, it is Stivell's magnum opus (originally a double album).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Rounder Select
UPC: 0011661152328
catalogNumber: 11523

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Stivell   Primary Artist,Flute,Harp,Vocals,Irish Flute,Bombard,Pip Veures
Ramos   Kena
Yann-Fanch AR Merdy   Drums,Scottish Drums
Micheal Aucante   Bassoon,Soprano Saxophone
Audin   Cello
Guy Bardet   Bugle
Michel Barouille   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Roland Becker   Bombard
Jean-Francois Benatar   Viola
Roger Berthier   Violin
Remi Brey   Viola
Rene Brisset   Viola
Jean-Charles Capon   Cello
Yves Chavert   Double Bass
Pierre Cheval   Viola
John Cohen   Violin
Pierre Couzinier   Violin
Michel Cron   Violin
Jean Cussac   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Claude Dambrine   Viola
Nicole Darde   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Pierre Defay   Violin
Armel Denis   Pip Veures
Michel Descarsin   Oboe
Anton Elder   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Daniel Faidherbe   Viola
Christian Faucheur   Bombard
Jean-Louis Fiat   Bassoon
Robby Finkel   Clavier
Jean Gaunet   Violin
Anne Germain   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
José Germain   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Pierre Gossez   Soprano Saxophone
Christopher Hayward   Flute,Drums,Multi Instruments,Transverse Flute
Daniel Herve   uillean pipes
Jean-Jacques Justafre   Horn
Padrig Kerre   Mandolin,Violin,Vocals,Mandola,Bodhran
Michel Lacrouts   Cello
Jean Lamy   Cello
Dominique LeBoucher   Bombard
Bruno LeRouzic   Pip Veures
Christiane Legrand   Vocal Director
Willy Lockwood   Double Bass
Bernard Marchais   Bugle
Claude Maisonneuve   Oboe
Emile Mayousse   Oboe
Claudine Meunier   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Christo Michalakakos   Viola
Daniel Neuranter   Bassoon
Joseph Noves   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Lucine Perotin   Violin
Marc Perru   Guitar
Patrick Petitdidier   Horn
Francis Pottiez   Bassoon,Double Bassoon
Michel Prezman   Clavier
Quennesson   Horn
Hubert Raud   Pip Veures
Herve Renault   Pip Veures
Marc Rolleri   Bassoon
Loeiz Roujon   Drums,Scottish Drums
Didier Saint-Aulaire   Violin
Roger Secco   Drums
Yovenn Sicard   Bombard
William Stahl   Cello
Michel Tavernier   Bassoon,Double Bassoon
Yves Valada   Horn
Mikael Ar Valy   Bass,Guitar
Francois Walle   Vocals,Ensemble,Vocal Director
Dominique Widiez   Clavier
Jean-Jacques Wiederker   Cello
Djur Djura   Chant
Narenda Bataju   Sitar
Marie-Jose Cochevelou   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Mark Peru   Guitar
Jean-Paul Quennesson   Horn
Bataju   Tambor
Maire Fenton   Chant

Technical Credits

Alan Stivell   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Roland Becker   Contributor
Pierre Cheval   Contributor
Alain Cluzeau   Engineer
Armel Denis   Contributor
Daniel Faidherbe   Contributor
Christian Faucheur   Contributor
Christopher Hayward   Arranger
Daniel Herve   Contributor
Sonerien Ha Kanerien   Contributor
Padrig Kerre   Contributor
Bruno Lambert   Engineer
Dominique LeBoucher   Contributor
Bruno LeRouzic   Contributor
Christiane Legrand   Director
Francis Pottiez   Contributor
Michel Prezman   Arranger
Quennesson   Contributor
Charles Raucher   Engineer
Hubert Raud   Contributor
Herve Renault   Contributor
Yovenn Sicard   Contributor
Michel Tavernier   Contributor
Benoit Kaufman   Engineer
Gus Salmon   Engineer
Patrice Quef   Engineer
Jim Armstrong   Adaptation
Bernard Assiniwi   Adaptation
L. Cornejo   Adaptation
Gilbert Grenier   Engineer
O. Gutierze   Adaptation
Denis Hegarty   Adaptation
Claude Porcher   Adaptation
Guy Salmon   Engineer

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