Book of Roses

„Mein Interesse an mystischen Themen hat immer wieder entscheidende Impulse gegeben für meine musikalischen Arbeiten. Auf ‚Book of Roses’ habe ich versucht, Verbindungen herzustellen zwischen den erdigen Elementen der Weltmusik und einer symphonischen Mystik. Eine Begegnung der besonderen Art spiegelt sich im Song ‚Passage to promise’. Einige Zeit vor dem Ende der Apartheid besuchte mich die südafrikanische Gesangsgruppe Ladysmith Black Mambaso in der Schweiz und wir verbrachten eine grossartige Zeit zusammen im Studio; im freien Zusammenspiel entstand dieser Song, welcher den Geist eines positiven Aufbruchs in Südafrika trägt. Joseph Shabalala singt von der Kraft des Verzeihens, von Versprechen und Verantwortung.”

Neuveröffentlichung 2005, re-mastered, überarbeiteter Sound, Bonus Songs, Bonus Videos

sixteen episodes /four chapters

CHAPTER ONE 18:28

1. La Strega (her Journey To The Grand Ball) 1:01

 
Andreas Vollenweider: chinese bamboo flute, special effects
Saynho Namtchilak: voice
Basel Sinfonietta: orchestra (orch. & cond. by Andres Joho)

2. The Grand Ball Of The Duljas 1:46

 
Andreas Vollenweider: greek hammer dulcimer, erhu (chinese violin), indian bamboo flute, orchestral percussion
Daniel Pezzotti: cello
Christian M. Siegmann: bassoon
The Invisible Dance Company, Zürich
Dodo Hug, Sue Mathys, Regina Günthard: duljas’ voices

3. Morning At Boma Park 3:17

 
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, greek flutes, voice, keyboards
Walter Kieser: drums
Pedro Haldemann: percussion, frame drum
Thomas Fessler: charango, electric guitars
Santino Famulari: piano
Max Lässer: acoustic slide guitar
Dodo Hug, Sue Mathys, Regina Günthard: duljas’ voices

4. The Five Curtains 1:48

 
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp

5. Book Of Roses 3:21

 
Andreas Vollenweider: voice, acoustic & electric guitras, keyboards, percussion, hooter, special effects
Walter Keiser: toms, percussion
Pedro Haldemann: crayon, percussion
Peter Keiser: acoustic bass guitar
Roman Schmid: english horn
Hugo Helfenstein: trombone
Hanspeter Haas: bass trombone
Christian M. Siegmann: bassoon

6. In Doga Gamee 4:45

 
Andreas Vollenweider: piano, voice, cheng (chinese harp), keyboards, bamboo flute
Walter Keiser: drums
Peter Keiser: bass
Thomas Fessler: electric guitar
Roland van Straaten: harmonica
Dodo Hug, Sue Mathys, Regina Günthard: voices

7. Passage To Promise 2:28

 
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp
*Ladysmith Black Mambazo: voices
Walter Keiser: stone percussion

CHAPTER TWO 6:37

8. In The Woods Of Kroandal 3:13

 
Andreas Vollenweider: classical guitar
Sandro Friedrich: fujara (czechoslovakian shepherd’s flute)
Basel Sinfonietta: orchestra (orch. & cond. by Andreas Joho)

9. Jugglers In Obsidian 3:24

 
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp
**Gerardo Nuñez: spanish guitar
Carmen Cortes & Guadiana: palmas (hand clapping)

 
CHAPTER THREE 12:12

10. Chanson De L’heure Bleue 1:34

 
Andreas Vollenweider: piano
Daniel Pezzotti: cello
Matthias Ziegler: flute
Tutu Smirnovitch: dog

11. Czippa And The Ursanian Girl 3:11

 
Andreas Vollenweider: piano, keyboards, alto flute, dolphin flute (australian clay flute), crumhorn, bassoon
Walter Keiser: drums
Peter Keiser: bass
Thomas Fessler: sitar guitar, electric guitar
Corin Curschellas: voice

12. The Birds Of Tilmun 2:14

 
Andreas Vollenweider: choreography, special effects
Saynho Namtchilak: voice
Matthias Ziegler: modified bass flute
The Invisible Dance Company, Zurich
The Silver Symphony Orchestra & Choir

13. Hirzel 5:11

 
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, 12-string guitar, voice
Walter Keiser: drums percussion
Marilyn Mazur: percussion
Thomas Fessler: electric guitars
Christoph Stiefel: keyboards
Max Lässer: acoustic slice guitar
The Silver Brass Ensemble

CHAPTER FOUR 11:41

14. Jours D’amour 3:57

 
Andreas Vollenweider: classical guitar, voice, keyboards
Corin Curschellas: voice
Thomas Fessler: pipa (chinese lute)
Hans Hassler: accordion
Vali Mayer: acoustic bass
Bulgarian Men’s Choir (conducted by Andres Joho)
György Antalffy, Andrzej Praszka, Gerassim Gerassimov, Angel Petkov, Jvaylo Jvanov, Sacho Jelev, Tadeusz Tomaszczuk, Assen Toschef

15. Manto’s Arrow And The Sphinx 2:26

 
Andreas Vollenweider: electracoustic harp, skin percussion, bow & arrow, special effects
Saynho Namtchilak: voice
Pedro Haldemann: skin percussion

16. Letters To A Young Rose 5:17

 
Andreas Vollenweider: kora (african harp), voice
Walter Keiser: percussion
Pedro Haldemann: percussion, voice
Thomas Fessler: percussion
Heiri Känzig: acoustic bass
Santino Famulari: piano, accordion
Saynho Namtchilak: voice, footsteps

„Many thanks to all the people listed above, who have shared their feelings and talents musically – and in so many other ways.

Thank you, Beata, for the precious love you give to me, our children and our music…
I would also like to express my deep appreciation to the many people ‚behind the scene’ for all the help and support, the engagement and enthusiasm as well as for their critical ear. I also like to include all the families (for their patience…), thank you all!
This music is dedicated to my family, and to the great miraculous love that gives voice to our hearts.”

*Ladysmith Black Mambazo appears courtesy of
Gallo Music Productions
**Gerardo Nuñez appears courtesy of
Intuition Records/Verabra

All music is composed, arranged and produced by Andreas Vollenweider for AVAF Music Publishing, Zurich, Switzerland

recording and mixing engineer: Eric Merz
production coordination: Hanswalter Huggler & Sylvie Rossi
assisting all around: Dominik Zaugg
also assisting in many ways: Walter Keiser
theatrical sound effects co-producer: Pedro Haldemann
love, food & shelter: Beata Vollenweider
heart dancers: Jonathan & Sebastian Vollenweider

front cover
art direction: Carol Chen
photography: Predrag
bookwork: Thimothy C. Ely
set construction: Nick Koudis
Portrait: Pier Luigi Macor
back cover design: Duede Duerst

- Recorded and mixed at AVAF Studios, Zurich, Switzerland
- Theatrical effects recordings at RADIO STUDIO DRS, Zurich, Switzerland (recording engineer Eric Merz)
- Additional recordings at POWERPLAY STUDIOS, Maur, Switzerland (recording engineer Jürg Peterhans)
- Orchestra recordings: Casino Basel, Switzerland (recording engineer Jürg Jecklin)

Musik von diesem Album

La Strega

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