Lauren Scott: Sea of Stars
Title:

Lauren Scott: Sea of Stars

Composer:
Artists:

Lauren Scott, pedal harp & lever harp

Elizabeth Bass, prepared & pedal harp
Alexander Rider, pedal harp & prepared pedal harp
Keziah Thomas, pedal harp
Eleanor Turner, prepared & pedal harp

Release Date:

19th April 2024

Cat No:

AV2675

Price:

£13.49 (1CD Digipak | 16-page booklet)

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Summary:

“it is interesting to hear harp solos of Ravel and Bach, and the cross-genre material shows that the harp is capable of a greater variety of sounds and techniques than audiences may know … Scott’s own works certainly show her ability to explore and exploit the full range and capabilities of her instrument” – Infodad

“Sea of Stars casts Lauren’s own compositions and arrangements alongside original works by Grace Evangeline Mason, Rudiger Opperman and Monika Stadler. Throughout, Sea of Stars is a brilliant showcase for Lauren’s inimitable style and virtuosity, demonstrating her consummate skill as both a lever and pedal harpist” – Exclusive

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Harpist Lauren Scott’s debut album, Beyond the Horizon, was a breakout sensation. Her scintillating follow-up, Sea of Stars, promises to follow in its footsteps. Lauren explains: “Scintillating … the act of light hitting a many faceted object, sparks flying or the execution of something with panache and brilliance. The harp, with its quicksilver sound and ever-shifting resonances, easily fits these definitions.” Sea of Stars casts Lauren’s own compositions and arrangements alongside original works by Grace Evangeline Mason, Rüdiger Opperman and Monika Stadler. Throughout, Sea of Stars is a brilliant showcase for Lauren’s inimitable style and virtuosity, demonstrating her consummate skill as both a lever and pedal harpist.

Tracklist:

LAUREN SCOTT (b. 1970)
1. Sea of Stars 3.23
2. Printemps 2.33

TRAD. arr. Lauren Scott
3.
Be Thou My Vision 3.41

MAURICE RAVEL (1875–1937)
4. Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas arr. Lauren Scott 3.28
from Mother Goose Suite (Ma mère L’Oye M.60)

GRACE-EVANGELINE MASON (b. 1994)
5. Glass Cathedrals 4.43

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
6. Prelude from Cello Suite No.2 BWV 1008 arr. Lauren Scott 4.16

RÜDIGER OPPERMANN (b. 1954)
7. Breathing with Harp 3.52

LAUREN SCOTT
8. Neeps and Tatties 2.44
9. On a Blue Hill 4.32
10. The Sun and Her Flowers 4.53

MONIKA STADLER (b. 1963)
11. No One Can Stop Me Now 4.54

TRAD. arr. Lauren Scott, after Andy Scott
12. The Wayfaring Stranger 4.31

Lauren Scott, lever harp (1, 2, 6–8) · pedal harp (1, 3, 4, 5, 9, 12) prepared pedal harp (10, 11)

Elizabeth Bass, prepared pedal harp (10)
Alexander Rider, pedal harp (4) · prepared pedal harp (10) Keziah Thomas, pedal harp (9)
Eleanor Turner, prepared pedal harp (10)

Recorded: 2021, Temple Studios, London
Publishers: Astute Music (1–4, 6, 8–10, 12); Boosey & Hawkes (5); Edition Klangwelten (7); Musikhaus Doblinger (11)
Producer: Andy Scott | Recording Producer & Engineer: Tim Redpath

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