Royal Harp Strings

Royal Harp Strings

Claire Jones

Silva Classics

Royal Harp Strings is a deeply personal album for harpist Claire Jones. Named Official Harpist to the Prince of Wales in 2007, the stress of worldwide performances soon wore her out, and she developed chronic fatigue syndrome. During her recuperating period, she listened to these (and other) songs that guided her recovery, so she decided to “pay it back” and record them herself. Accompanied by The London Mozart Players and English Chamber Orchestra, this collection encompasses a little bit of everything: classical, film, folk, and English airs. Jones’ beautiful harp playing unites the 15 pieces, as she winds her way through the pieces, instilling each one with her special brand of musical magic.

June 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman