Robin Chudy, harp and Peter H. Bloom, flute
Soundjewel Productions, SJ.240.1, CD $14.97
This sachet of classic and exotic harp and flute music was inspired by the elegant ritual of afternoon tea. It is the ideal accompaniment to tea-time, or any time an infusion of relaxation and euphoria is needed. Previously based in Boston, harpist Robin Chudy played the harp daily for fourteen years at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where she developed a style suited to relaxed listening in the Tea Lounge and Cafe, and acquired a broad repertoire of classical and lighter compositions, many her own arrangements. Well-known to our website visitors, Peter H. Bloom is a consummate flutist, NSM editorial consultant, and NSM contributing composer and arranger.
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1. Menuet from l’Arlésienne Suite no. 2, Georges Bizet, 4:12
2. Morceau de Concours, Gabriel Fauré, 2:29
3. Suite of Waltzes from Tales from the Vienna Woods, Johann Strauss, 8:06
5. First Arabesque, Claude Debussy, 4:13
6. Entr’acte from Act III of the opera Carmen (arr: Quinto Maganini), Georges Bizet, 4:17
7. Romanza from Act I of the opera La Wally, Alfredo Catalani, 3:18
8. Sentimental Walk from Diva (Tr: Ed Meredith, arr: R. Chudy), Vladimir Cosma, 3:07
9. Danza Habanera, Th. H. Northrup, 3:04
10. I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls from The Bohemian Girl, M. W. Balfe, 4:27
11. Theme from Brideshead Revisited, Geoffrey Burgon, 2:44
12. Gnossienne no. 1, Erik Satie, 2:23
13. Gnossienne no. 2, Erik Satie, 1:25
14. Gnossienne no. 3, Erik Satie, 1:59
15. Rêverie, Claude Debussy, 3:30
16. Étude, Opus 10 no. 3 (excerpt), F. Chopin, 2:28
17. The Swan, Camille Saint-Saëns, 2:20
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