Phyllis Taylor Sparks
Easy Listening, classic love songs and popular favorites, played delicately on the harp with light accompaniment.
"Recommended for lovers of all ages."This CD is a collection of some of the greatest love songs of all time. The musical arrangements of perennial favorites Danny Boy and Somewhere in Time reflect Spark's ability to communicate passionately with other instruments. From delicately scored love songs to romantic dance tunes, this instrumental CD will touch your Heart Strings. This is a wonderful CD to enjoy by the fireplace sipping a fine wine or for that romantic candlelight dinner. This CD was inspired from the days when Ms. Sparks performed with the Mantovani Orchestra. The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including the wedding of Natalie Cole, numerous events for Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and for H.R.H. Prince Edward on his recent trip to Nashville. In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour and on the Amy Grant 2001 Christmas Tour. Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball. She has also accompanied Josh Groban, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan and the legendary Ray Charles. While playing with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Phyllis accompanied Trey Anastasio, of the rock group Phish, at the 2004 Bonnaroo Festival. "That had to be one of the most surreal gigs I've ever played. Being on stage at a world-known music festival in front of 90,000 screaming people was indescribable. Just the roar of the crowd made you feel like you could do anything". From Dearborn, Michigan, Phylllis Taylor Sparks holds a Masters Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Michigan. Phyllis is a former memeber of the famous Mantovani Orchestra.
Other recordings by Ms Sparks are NEW 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Accents for Solo Harp, Harp Horizons, Celtic Harp Sparks!, I Remember You, and Harp For Christmas.