HYMNE de la NATURE

"Hymn to Nature"
-around the water mill of Bachas-

Bachas is a small village situated in the Comminges, in the region of the Haute-Garonne, far from all commotion and annoyances, in the heart of our simple and peaceful countryside.
The old water mill, on the outskirts of the village, is a haven of peace where verdant Nature reigns, lulled by the rhythm of the hours chimed out by the bells of the church tower. A fantastic orchestra, composed of all sorts of birds and insects, amply harmonizes and accompanies the sound of water flowing down the nearby river and canal. The blowing of the wind, the thunder and the rain join in on occasion. A delightful and fascinating univers calling to mind the origins of the world.
This album has been made with the view in mind of sharing this enchantment with you. It is in fact a "picture" of sound linking some sequences of actual recordings of life around the water mill from dawn to dusk, in spring through to summer.
My pan pipes, the harps of Katrine Horn and Elisabeth Valletti have not been able to resist joining their voices, if only for some minutes, in this concert of Nature in a symbolic evocation.

             J-C Mara

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--- 00' 00 : Dawn
--- 00' 12 : Reflets (J-C Mara) first excerpt - K. Horn, harp
--- 03' 39 : Echos de Brumes (J-C Mara) first excerpt - E. Valletti harp
--- 05' 12 : Echos de Brumes (J-C Mara) second excerpt - E. Valletti harp
--- 07' 26 : Robins and Blackbirds
--- 08' 30 : Echos de Brumes (J-C Mara) third excerpt - E. Valletti harp
--- 10' 47 : Wild Ducks arriving on the canal
--- 15' 17 : Call of Basil the Donkey
--- 18' 08 : The Ducks flying off
--- 18' 23 : Close to the Waterfall
--- 28' 39 : First Nightingale
--- 42' 45 : Second Nightingale
--- 55' 56 : At Nightfall: Crickets, Frogs and Toads
--- 56' 24 : Storm
--- 61' 43 : Crickets
--- 64' 59 : Bells striking midday at Bachas : Angelus
--- 65' 59 : Reflets (J-C Mara) second excerpt - K. Horn harp

 Total playing time : 72' 47
The object of this CD is to invite you to dream and relax, to let the spirit wander enabling you to escape the routine of everyday life even if only for a short while.
There is no didactic purpose to this CD.
It is not meant to be a "catalogue" of sound.
 

Musical extract : Reflets

Réf. C D. : SYP C 20029