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INSTRUMENTAL

Live At The Haskell

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LIVE AT THE HASKELL
Harris & Mendieta, piano - guitar duo in concert. Recorded June 15, 2002 at the historic Haskell Opera House right on the U.S. Canada border, this collection contains new performances of previously recorded material as well as four new pieces - Woodworker's Jig, Skyborne, Three Crows in a Tree and Bilbo's Boogie.

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Sea of Green

SEA OF GREEN
celebrates the sounds and moods of a day in the life of the natural world. A weave of birdsong, frogs, cicadas, crickets, rainstorms and ocean waves collected by Harris & Mendieta give the impression that the musicians are playing in a light and airy room with windows wide open to the forest, the sea, the sun and the rain. 6 & 12 string guitars, piano, tambura, tibetan singing bowl, harp, accordion, mandolin, bean pods, antler harp, clay hand drums.

"Sea of Green is an exquisite symphony...The album conveys warmth, intimacy and serenity...a journey of delicate colours and textures evoked by instruments that breathe with life at their expert touch." HOUR, MONTREAL

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Pools of Light

POOLS OF LIGHT

"...is a listener's delight...the pieces have a faraway quality as if they are floating on a great beam of sunlight. You feel you are walking a path on a mist covered mountain when the sun shines through." DIMENSIONS, TORONTO

Six and twelve string guitars, piano, clay hand drums, tambura, bird calls & flowing water. Titles include The Image and Crystal Creek. Used for births, hospice care, yoga, classroom relaxation and more, this wonderful collection of soothing sounds continues to be one of Harris & Mendieta's most popular albums

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Cycles

CYCLES
New and traditional music for guitar and piano. Bach, Satie, Grieg, traditional folk music from the British Isles - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, The Swan, The Salley Gardens, The Ash Grove and original tunes Alba, Autumn Songs of Leaf & Wind, Santina, and the title track, Cycles.

"The interplay between their two instruments is so skillful and harmonious...All the pieces weave a certain magic" GUIDE RESSOURCES, Montreal

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ADULT VOCAL

Lifeline

LIFELINE

"There's a lot of faith and inner discovery expressed in the beautiful lyrics of these peaceful, languid songs. Each cut has it's distinctive beauty. A lovely reminder of those inexplicable magic moments in life that touch us. Each cut has its distinctive beauty..." HEARTSONG REVIEW, OREGON

Eight original songs by Peter Mendieta . Arranged and produced by Peter Mendieta, guitars and vocals and Allyna Harris, background vocals and piano. Also harp, viola and percussion. Guest artists are bassist Tom Hazlitt and cellist Phil Raphals.

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CHRISTMAS

Brightly Shone the Moon

BRIGHTLY SHONE THE MOON

"Beloved carols with lilting variations ...delightfully flowing. This music needn't be limited to Christmas" HEARTSONG REVIEW, Oregon

Favorite Christmas music taken to delightful places with extended arrangements and improvisations on such favorites as O Holy Night, The First Nowell, Joy to the World and Silent Night. The piano and 6 & 12 string guitars ring out like clear joyous bells on this wonderful instrumental album.

We offer this music for healing moments in a vulnerable season. We hope these sounds will soothe your home and loved ones, will sweeten your celebrations and lay a soft mantle of peace over your cares.

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CHILDREN'S

Hush Little Baby

HUSH LITTLE BABY
A collection of the best loved traditional nursery rhyme songs and lullabies for babies and young children. Mary Had a Little Lamb, Pop! Goes the Weasel, Hickory Dickory Dock, All the Pretty Little Horses, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star , Eency Weency Spider and many more. Harris & Mendieta's crystalline guitar and piano sound, the clear and loving clarity of the lyrics and the timeless charm of these familiar melodies make this a delightful album for all children.

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MEMPHRÉ
Peter Mendieta wrote this absolutely great song at the request of Jacques Boisvert, a diver and the president of the Society of Dracontology in Magog, Quebec. Memphré is the name of the creature who is Lake Memphrémagog's version of the Loch Ness monster. In this song, Memphré raises environmental awareness with fun lyrics, sound effects and an instrumental version to sing along with in french or english. Lyrics included.

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RELAXATION

Crystal Palace

CRYSTAL PALACE
Two 30 minute journeys to relax and gently explore your inner self. Antara Kyra Lober is the body mind therapist whose soothing voice relaxes and guides us. Original music by Allyna Harris was written especially for this recording.

"...sure to gently relax and then guide even those who are unfamiliar with the experience of guided visualization" MAGICAL BLEND, SAN FRANCISCO

Titles: The Crystal Palace and The Crystal Heart Meditation.

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Crystal Visions

CRYSTAL VISIONS
This instrumental version of the soundtrack for Kyra Lober's guided visualizations, has been much in demand by t'ai chi and yoga devotees but is suitable for all occasions where relaxing music is desired. A very tasteful range of synthesized instrumental sounds. (See The Crystal Palace above.)

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SOUNDTRACKS - Allyna HARRIS

 

 

Crystal Creek world instrument collectionTHE GUARDIANS
The incredible sounds of inner piano and a diversity of percussion instruments form Allyna's soundtrack for Maya Lightbody's exhibition of ceramic sculptures at the Montreal Guild of Crafts.

Allyna says "Maya had created guardians of the trees, the ocean, the stars, even the universe! All the pieces had a timeless, elemental quality. They evoked images of ancient village life, days and nights when deities accompanied the gathering of crops, the carrying of water, and countless celebrations and rituals".

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Crystal Creek Studio
world instrument collection

CHOROMONDO

Crystal Visions

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CHOROMONDO
Choromondo have released their first CD! This collection of world music brings you live and studio recordings - the best of three years of performing! A dynamic ensemble of twenty four women, directed by founder Allyna Harris, Choromondo sings 21 songs from 15 different countries including the Balkans, Bulgaria, India, Georgia, Korea, Spain, South Africa, Mozambique and more! See Choromondo.

(This CD will also be of interest to sponsors of worldsongcircles.)

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POETRY

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WITH ARMS THROWN WIDE
An inspired collaboration between American poet Rosemary Ix Morgan and Canadian pianist and composer Allyna Harris. Twenty poems about the meaning of life, the breakdown of illusions, the natural world and the love life of wire hangars. Thoughtful, enjoyable and affirmative writing. A CD to float away with into lands of imagery and possibility.

Recorded at Crystal Creek in late August 2003. Read by Rosemary Ix Morgan with spontaneous piano responses by Allyna Harris.

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ABOUT CRYSTAL CREEK RECORDINGS

Independently produced recordings since 1985 featuring the music of Allyna Harris, Peter Mendieta and related projects.

Peter recording with a Tibetan monk at Crystal Creek StudioHarris & Mendieta started Crystal Creek Recordings in 1985 with a catalogue of independently produced new music from Canada and the U.S. featuring such artists as Loreena McKennitt, Harvey Reid, Ian Tamblyn, Joe Weed and Theresa Doyle, among others. Many of these artists have gone on to flourishing careers (hurrah!) and as life came down to a choice between office work or making music, H & M decided to follow their own true path and simplified the role of Crystal Creek to exclusively feature the music of Allyna Harris, Peter Mendieta and related projects.

The Crystal Creek Sound Studio is available for independent recording projects. Peter Mendieta is the sound engineer and has produced high quality recordings for a myriad of exciting small recording projects, from storytellers and contemporary classical music to the chants of Tibetan monks as well as all Harris & Mendieta projects.

Contact: crystalcreek@harris-mendieta.com

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