Roger Keele | On the Strings of the Rain: Roger Keele and Friends

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On the Strings of the Rain: Roger Keele and Friends

by Roger Keele

A light classical easy-listening CD that features a wide variety of new music and older well-known music in new arrangements.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mood Music
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1. Ibert: Two Interludes: Andante Espressivo
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3:37 album only
2. Ibert: Two Interludes: Vivo
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4:07 album only
3. Quilter: Weep Ye No More
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2:21 album only
4. Keele: Fantasy on an Irish Tune: The Last Rose of Summer
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3:56 album only
5. Faure: Sicilienne
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3:31 album only
6. Keele: Habanera a la Henri
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4:46 album only
7. Faure: Clair de lune (Moonlight)
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3:09 album only
8. Solovyov-Sedoy/Keele: Moscow Nights
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2:57 album only
9. Faure: Les Roses d'Ispahan
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3:21 album only
10. Faure: En Sourdine (Muted)
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3:39 album only
11. Jarre/Keele: Barcarolle on Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago
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3:50 album only
12. Poulenc: La Reine de Coeur (Queen of Hearts)
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2:38 album only
13. Poulenc: Les Anges Musiciens (Angel Musicians)
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1:40 album only
14. Keele: Cosmic Santus
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5:14 album only
15. Chausson: Le temps des lilas (The Time of Lilacs)
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4:26 album only
16. Piazzolla: Tango: Cafe 1930
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7:57 album only
17. Head: Sweet Chance That Led My Steps Abroad
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2:19 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
On the Strings of the Rain” displays an unusual variety of musical styles ranging from classical to popular. The prevailing effect is dreamy and moody, lyrical and lush. In striking contrast is the highly rhythmic energy of the Habanera and other Spanish-flavored pieces. The CD is largely instrumental music that relies heavily on the harp, flute, violin, cello and piano, with light touches of percussion. However, three vocalists are featured in a total of eight songs.
“On The Strings of the Rain” features several important artists in the world of classical music today. Harpist Emily Mitchell has had a brilliant career since winning the Israel Harp Competition in the 1970’s. Beside being an RCA recording solo artist, she has collaborated with high-profile artists such as James Galway, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, and Michael Jackson, to name only a few. She has played in the musical scores of many films including Disney’s Aladdin and Fargo, as well as in many Broadway musicals. Roger Keele, the producer of the CD, is a versatile musician, playing the flute, the alto flute and the piano on the album. Most of the instrumental arrangements are his, and there are several of his original compositions. Other well-known artists include soprano Cynthia Clayton, and cellists Kevin Dvorak and Barrett Sills.


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James Keele


I enjoyed listening to this album and found it to be relaxing. The music has all the elements one could want for a romantic quiet time.