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Drake, Susan (harp)

Susan Drake (harp)

Susan Drake, born in Cardiff, Wales, is recognised as one of Britain's finest harpists, appearing regularly in London's concert halls and at major music festivals both in Britain and overseas. In addition she is a frequent broadcaster both on radio and television. The music critic of The Sunday Telegraph has called her 'An astonishing artist' and her playing has inspired several composers to write pieces for her.

Her first Hyperion record, Echoes of a Waterfall won a Music Trades Association Award as the best instrumental record of the year. Her second record, equally successful, was Arabesque, as was her third, Caprices and Fantasies, both on Hyperion.

Albums

Arabesque
CDH55129Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Caprices & Fantasies
CDH55130Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Last few CD copies remaining
Echoes of a Waterfall
CDH55128Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Haydn: The Rising of the Lark
CDA66104Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted
My Lagan Love – other songs of Ireland
CDH88023Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
Songs of the Hebrides
CDH88024Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive ServiceDownload currently discounted

Complete works available for download

ANONYMOUS - TRADITIONAL
A Hebridean Sea-Reiver's Songwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
A Spinning Songwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
A young maid stood in her father's gardenwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Ailein Duinn 'A Harris Love Lament'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
An Eriskay Lullabywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
An island spinning songwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Ar hyd y nos 'All through the night'
Caristionawith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Dobbin's Flowery Valewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Draherin-o-Machree 'Little Brother of my Heart'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
I have a bonnet trimmed with bluewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
I will walk with my lovewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
In know where I'm goin'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
Islay Reaper's Songwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Isle of my Heartwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Johnny O'Reillywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Kirsteenwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Little Boatswith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Loch Broom Love Songwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
My Lagan Lovewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
O heartling of my heartwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Oh! where are the swifts and the swallows gone?with Alison Pearce (soprano)
Romance 'Jeux interdits'
Sea Wanderingwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Sea-longingwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
She moved thro' the fairwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Birlinn of the White Shoulderswith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Castle of Dromorewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Coolin of Rhumwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Crone's Creelwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Dear Irish Boywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Death Farewellwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Drinaun Donn 'The Brown Thorn'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Gartan Mother's Lullabywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Leaping Galleywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The leprehaunwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The next market daywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Reiving Shipwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Ship at Seawith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Star of the County Downwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Uncanny Mannikin of the Cattlefoldwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The verdant braes of Skreenwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
Ullapool Sailor's Songwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH DIZI (1780-c1840)
Étude No 21. Allegro espressivo
GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Impromptu No 6 in D flat major, Op 86bis
Une châtelaine en sa tour …, Op 110
MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-1857)
Nocturne in E flat
Variations on a theme of Mozart
FÉLIX GODEFROID (1818-1897)
Bois solitaire. Romance sans paroles
Étude de Concert in E flat minor, Op 193
ALPHONSE HASSELMANS (1845-1912)
Chanson de mai. Romance sans paroles, Op 40
La Source. Étude, Op 44
Mazurka, Op 31
Nocturne, Op 43
Prelude, Op 52
Will-o'-the-Wisp 'Feux Follets'
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
All through the night 'The Widow's Lament'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
Away, my herd, under the green oakwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
David of the White Rock 'The Dying Poet to his Harp'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
Jenny's Mantlewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Ash Grove 'Sir Watkyn's Dream'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
The break of daywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The crystal groundwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Despairing Bardwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The dimpled cheekwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The lambs' fold vale 'David of the Blue Stone'with Alison Pearce (soprano)
The March of the Men of Harlechwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The minstrelsy of Chirk Castlewith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The rising of the larkwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The rising sunwith Alison Pearce (soprano)
The Sleeping Beautywith Alison Pearce (soprano)
ELIAS PARISH-ALVARS (1808-1849)
Divertissement, Op 36
Grande fantaisie et variations de bravoure sur des motifs italiens
La Mandoline, Op 84
Romance in G flat major, Op 48 No 3
GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863-1937)
Impromptu-Caprice, Op 9
WILHELM POSSE (1852-1925)
Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'
FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Ave Maria
LOUIS SPOHR (1784-1859)
Variations on 'Je suis encore dans mon printemps', Op 36
JOHN THOMAS (1826-1913)
Echoes of a Waterfall. Caprice
Étude
Fantasia on 'David of the White Rock'
Megan's Daughter 'Merch Megan'
Watching the Wheat 'Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn'
ALBERT HEINRICH ZABEL (1834-1910)
Am Springbrunnen, Op 23
Marguerite douloureuse au rouet, Op 26
Valse caprice, Op 37

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

A day in the cornfield, I a-reapin'  
A Hebridean Sea-Reiver's Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
A ho hi … hirrum bo! Early sails she to the reiving  
A maid goin' to Comber her markets to larn  
A Spinning Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
A young maid stood in her father's garden (Anon/Hughes)
Ailein Duinn 'A Harris Love Lament' (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
All through the night 'The Widow's Lament' (Haydn)
Am Springbrunnen, Op 23 (Zabel)
A-moaning thou, my own dear one  
An Eriskay Lullaby (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
An island spinning song (Anon)
Ar hyd y nos 'All through the night' (Anon/Drake)
As down by the shore I wander early at morn  
Ave Maria (Schubert/Thomas)
Away, my herd, under the green oak (Haydn)
Aye, my lad, I've borne my creel  
Bois solitaire. Romance sans paroles (Godefroid)
Caristiona (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest: Animé et tumultueux  
Chanson de mai. Romance sans paroles, Op 40 (Hasselmans)
Clair de lune  
Come every shepherd with his love  
Come, sweetest composer of grief and pain  
Danseuses de Delphes: Lent et grave  
Dauntless sons of Celtic sires  
David of the White Rock 'The Dying Poet to his Harp' (Haydn/Owen)
Des pas sur la neige: Triste et lent  
Deux Arabesques, L74 (Debussy)
Divertissement, Op 36 (Parish-Alvars)
Dobbin's Flowery Vale (Anon)
Draherin-o-Machree 'Little Brother of my Heart' (Anon)
Echoes of a Waterfall. Caprice (Thomas)
Étude (Thomas)
Étude de Concert in E flat minor, Op 193 (Godefroid)
Étude No 21. Allegro espressivo (Dizi)
Fantasia on 'David of the White Rock' (Thomas)
Far I hear the galloping galley  
Fare thee well, my sun and moon light  
Grande fantaisie et variations de bravoure sur des motifs italiens (Parish-Alvars)
Hug ò in ò! When winds do blow, sea reivers know the maddening music  
I gaze upon those mountains, that mingle with the sky  
I grieve when I think on the dear happy days of youth  
I have a bonnet trimmed with blue (Anon/Hughes)
I once loved a boy and a bold Irish boy  
I will walk with my love (Anon/Hughes)
Impromptu No 6 in D flat major, Op 86bis (Fauré)
Impromptu-Caprice, Op 9 (Pierné)
In a shady nook one moonlit night  
In days of ancient story  
In know where I'm goin' (Anon)
In pride, high, leapest thou  
In the vale of Llangollen a cottage is seen  
Islay Reaper's Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Isle of my Heart (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Jenny's Mantle (Haydn)
Johnny O'Reilly (Anon)
Kirsteen (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
La cathédrale engloutie: Profondément calme  
La danse de Puck: Capricieux et léger  
La fille aux cheveux de lin: Très calme et doucement expressif  
La Mandoline, Op 84 (Parish-Alvars)
La sérénade interrompue: Modérément animé  
La Source. Étude, Op 44 (Hasselmans)
Lad and lass thegither  
Late at night alone in the sheiling  
Le carnaval des animaux (Saint-Saëns/Hasselmans)
Le cygne  
Le vent dans la plaine: Animé  
Les collines d'Anacapri: Très modéré  
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir: Modéré  
Little Boats (Anon)
Loch Broom Love Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Love gave I to thee, my lover  
Marguerite douloureuse au rouet, Op 26 (Zabel)
Mazurka, Op 31 (Hasselmans)
Megan's Daughter 'Merch Megan' (Thomas)
Menuet  
Minstrels: Modéré  
My babe on a curling green wave  
My Connor his cheeks are as ruddy as morning  
My Lagan Love (Anon)
My young love said to me, “My mother won’t mind  
Near to Banbridge town, in the County Down  
Nocturne in E flat (Glinka)
Nocturne, Op 43 (Hasselmans)
O Brighde! 'Tis seaward, the dreamland, the youth land  
O heartling of my heart (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
O welcome bat and owlet grey  
October winds lament around the Castle of Dromore  
Of late I'm captivated by a handsome young man  
Oh! where are the swifts and the swallows gone? (Anon)
'Oh, I'll not sit on the grass,' she said  
One came before her and said, beseeching  
One morning fair as Phoebus bright his radiant charms display'd  
Out at sea, fair is she  
Passepied  
Prélude  
Prelude, Op 52 (Hasselmans)
Préludes I, L125 (Debussy)
Romance in G flat major, Op 48 No 3 (Parish-Alvars)
Romance 'Jeux interdits' (Anon/Drake)
Sailing with thee thro' seas of Erin  
Sea Wandering (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Sea-longing (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser/Bantock)
See, O see, the breaking day  
She moved thro' the fair (Anon)
Sir Watkyn intending  
Sleep on, and dream of heaven a while  
Sleep, O babe, for the red bee hums  
Softly, softly sing  
Sore sea-longing in my heart  
Suite bergamasque, L82 (Debussy)
The Ash Grove 'Sir Watkyn's Dream' (Haydn)
The Birlinn of the White Shoulders (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser/Bantock)
The break of day (Haydn)
The busy hours of day are o'er  
The Castle of Dromore (Anon)
The Coolin of Rhum (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Crone's Creel (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The crystal ground (Haydn)
The Dear Irish Boy (Anon)
The Death Farewell (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Despairing Bard (Haydn)
The dimpled cheek (Haydn)
The Drinaun Donn 'The Brown Thorn' (Anon)
The Gartan Mother's Lullaby (Anon)
The lambs' fold vale 'David of the Blue Stone' (Haydn)
The Leaping Galley (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The leprehaun (Anon/Joyce/Hughes)
The March of the Men of Harlech (Haydn)
The minstrelsy of Chirk Castle (Haydn)
The next market day (Anon/Hughes)
The Reiving Ship (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The rising of the lark (Haydn)
The rising sun (Haydn)
The Ship at Sea (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The Sleeping Beauty (Haydn)
The Star of the County Down (Anon/Hughes)
The Uncanny Mannikin of the Cattlefold (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
The verdant braes of Skreen (Anon)
There's never the equal of Johnny O'Reilly  
Ullapool Sailor's Song (Anon/Kennedy-Fraser)
Une châtelaine en sa tour …, Op 110 (Fauré)
Valse caprice, Op 37 (Zabel)
Variations on a theme of Mozart (Glinka)
Variations on 'Je suis encore dans mon printemps', Op 36 (Spohr)
Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice' (Posse)
Voiles: Modéré  
Watching the Wheat 'Bugeilio'r gwenith gwyn' (Thomas)
What avails thy plaintive crying?  
What have I done that my Mary should fly me?  
Where Lagan stream sings lullaby  
While sad I strike the plaintive string  
Who my heart has free from sorrow deep unbound  
Who will walk with thee, Kirsteen  
Will-o'-the-Wisp 'Feux Follets' (Hasselmans)