Songs from a Secret Garden

Songs from a Secret Garden

by Secret Garden


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Secret Garden -- Norwegian composer/keyboardist Rolf Lovland and Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry -- enchanted the world with this debut album of impressionistic works for Celtic and Norwegian instruments, orchestra, voices, and piano. With the exception of "The Rap," a buoyant folk tune that practically dances from the speakers, this gentle album mines the deep riches of the spirit. A nocturne, a pastorale, a serenade, an Italian cantoluna, an adagio based on a theme by Bach, and a peaceful piece for boy soprano and choir -- these are the songs that form the tapestry of this lush album. Key soloists include Davy Spillane on low whistles and Uilleann pipe, David Agne on oboe and english horn, Asa Jinder on the keyfiddle, and Gunnhild Tvinnereim on vocals. This musical garden is a ravishing beauty.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/1996
Label: Philips
UPC: 0731452823021
catalogNumber: 528230
Rank: 35797

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Secret Garden   Primary Artist,Ensemble
Giovanni   Piano,Track Performer
Noel Eccles   Percussion
Fionnuala Sherry   Violin
Davy Spillane   uillean pipes,Low Whistle
David Agnew   English Horn,Oboe
RTÉ Concert Orchestra   Ensemble
Roland Lovland   Piano,Keyboards,Choir Master
Moore   Guitar,Mandolin
Bjørn Ole Rasch   Keyboards
Hans Fredrik Jacobsen   Whistle (Instrument)
Jean Lechmar   Clarinet
Rhonan Sugrue   Soprano (Vocal)
Gunnhild Tvinnereim   Vocals
Giovanni Marradi   Piano
John Tate   Conductor
Andrea Marlish   Harp
Åsa Jinder   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Roland Lovland   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Rolf Lovland   Producer
Oskar Pall Sveinsson   Engineer
John Tate   Orchestration

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Songs from a Secret Garden 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
clarkehouse More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Secret Garden-A lush, beautiful, breath-taking discovery; of monumental and majestic proportions. Sounds of a pure, clean, clear summer breeze; waiting to be discovered. I believe this is one of the few sources of undefiled expressions of God-given talent; in a world full of darkness, destruction, and pain. Secret Garden is the perfect vehicle for enabling us, who appreciate this music; to soar above the clouds like the majestic sea eagle! If anybody out there claims a discriminating taste for the good things in life, let he or she taste of this cup. Songs from a Secret Garden is only the Genesis of this collaboration. There are many more treasures from where this came. Do yourself a favor and follow your own special path to this Secret Garden. Sincerely, Steven from Ohio a.k.a./
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've always enjoyed Secret Garden and this album is no exception, but while reading some of the customer recommendations posted on this site I discovered an artist by the name of Mehdi (pronounced meddie). After some investigation I found his site (SoothingMusic.Com) and listened to the samples... I was instantly blown away by the quality of this music and so I gave it a try and now that I have listened to his CDs several times I really must say that although I'm still a Secret Garden fan, I find Mehdi to be a tad more interesting. I have them both in my multi-disc CD player and love the way they compliment each other. I highly recommend that you give this artist a try or atleast just go listen to the samples, I have a feeling you'll be glad you did.
JVILLEGYRL More than 1 year ago
I discovered this CD when enjoying tea at a local tea shoppe and bakery. It truly takes me to "the landscape of my soul" as the composer intended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite albums. Especially ''song from a secret garden'', it's so dreamy that I am often drifted away while listening to it =) I like this album because there isn't artificial sounds of the rain, water flow, bird chirps, etc. It is simply beautiful, and romantic...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this music some time ago. We played ''Songs from a Secret Garden'' as guests arrived for my daughter's wedding. A number of people commented on the wonderful prelude music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nocturne was the first song I ever listened to from Secret Garden and as a Norwegian eurovision song contest entry it gave me images of Norway before I went there. Every time i listen to it, it brings me memories from the past, of the beautiful people I met in the land of Norway. When you close your eyes,this music paints the fjords and the mist...
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most moving, passionate CD's ever made. People stop me in my car daily to ask me what the music is because it's compelling and makes people "FEEL". They should write a movie to accompany this music.
ThorsHammer More than 1 year ago
Wonderful keyboard and violin artists with interesting background instruments makes for relaxing listening on a cold, stormy night under a blanket by the fire with a good book. Enough said.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Songs From A Secret Garden has some of the most beautiful music that I have ever heard. The very first time I listened to Nocturne it gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. It still does. Bravo to all of the talented artists who put this exceptional album together!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A customer left this album in a set that was in for repear. I listened to it and was surprised at how beatiful it was and went out and bought it immeditly.As good as anything Enya put out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nocturne. The most beautiful waltz song i have ever heard.
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