Wedding Harp Sparks

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

Wedding harp music for solo pedal and Celtic harp.

This is the long awaited album by Phyllis Taylor Sparks of solo wedding harp music. Ms Sparks performs the most popular classical wedding processional and recessional music on an exquisite Salvi gold pedal harp. The prelude selections feature some of the most beautiful wedding music performed on a Celtic harp. You will find many familiar songs performed in Ms Sparks richly warm musical style. If you are planning a wedding this is your perfect reference guide. If you are already married you will have a perfect keepsake to remember your day. The final song is a selection often requested for events. This spectacular rendition of America and America The Beautiful features swirling harp glissandos throughout. If you haven’t heard glissandos, this is a must listen!

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Harp Sparks Lullabies

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

Phyllis Taylor Sparks newest CD on Voyager Records, "Harp Sparks Lullabies for Solo Celtic Harp" has arrived! The soothing hour long CD is a collection of superlative lullabies and nursery rhymes. A wonderful gift for children of all ages!

The cover photo is of Phyllis' lovely niece Attikah Phyllis Taylor. The songs on this instrumental recording are from well known nursery rhymes from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the USA. Played entirely on solo Celtic harp, MS Sparks brings tunes from your childhood to life! You can also find some traditional love songs such as "My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns and "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms". Ms Sparks harp arrangements give a breath of fresh air to the traditional lullabies and songs we all know and love.

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Heart Strings

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.

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I Remember You

Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine

Captures the beauty of the harp on wonderful pieces such as Satin Doll, Tangerine, and Skylark in these easy listening arrangements.

Ms. Sparks captures the beauty of the harp in this tribute to the great song writing of Johnny Mercer. Based on the Broadway show "Dream", Ms Sparks performs some great jazz standards from the 40's to the 60's accompanied by The Dream Machine Band. The musical pairing of Phyllis' lyrical harp and finely tuned band opens musical doors. The group has a flair for bringing out the passion of a beautiful torch song. "I always wanted to be in Ricky Ricardo's band on "I Love Lucy". He always used a harp in the orchestra, you know", Phyllis says. The CD closes with a beautiful solo harp rendition of Moon River. This is truly a one of a kind recording.

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 Degree in Music Performance from the University of Michigan Phyllis is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra.

Other recordings by Ms Sparks are NEW 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Accents For Solo Harp, Harp Horizons, Heart Strings, Celtic Harp Sparks!, and Harp For Christmas.

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Harp For Christmas

Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine

Easy Listening arrangements, featuring harp, bringing you some of your favorite holiday songs.

This holiday collection is a wonderful, fresh addition to traditional Christmas music. An accomplished Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening and Celtic performer, Ms Sparks creates a style that is very today, yet still shows the harp's classical nature. Where as most of the album was recorded using her Concert Grand pedal harp, Feliz Navidad and Christmas Collage were recorded using a traditional Celtic harp. This album also features two original pieces by Ms. Sparks, Caribbean Carol and Harp For The Holidays. These songs showcase the harp with a flamenco flair! This CD is sure to be one of your holidays "must haves!"

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 Degree in Music Performance from the University of Michigan. Phyllis is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra.

Other recordings by Ms Sparks are NEW 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Accents For Solo Harp, Harp Horizons, Heart Strings, I Remember You, and Celtic Harp Sparks!.

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Celtic Harp Sparks!

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

This is a collection of traditional Celtic solo harp music with most tracks written by Irish Harper Turlough O'Carolan.

"A wonderful collection of traditional Irish melodies!"

This beautiful collection is an authentic representation of the music of Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738). O'Carolan was a blind harpist (influenced by the works of Antonio Vivaldi) who traveled the countryside performing for locals and patrons of the courts in Ireland. Each melody represents a different person that O'Carolan met during his travels. The soaring melodies will make you feel as though you are meeting these people for the first time. The Celtic harp Ms Sparks performs on is the traditional harp used in Celtic music and is uniquely different in sound from the concert pedal harp. This CD includes seventeen O'Carolan melodies and the all time traditional favorite Greensleeves. 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, Tennessee. 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 Degree in Music Performance from the University of Michigan. She is a former member of the Mantovani Orchestra.

Other recordings by Ms Sparks are NEW 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Harp Horizons, Heart Strings, I Remember You, and Harp For Christmas.

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Harp Horizons

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

Delightful NEW Age, radio friendly, instrumental harp music by a dynamic performer. CD also includes breath taking versions of some traditional Celtic hymns.

Voyager Records newest delight is Harp Horizons, a wonderful New Age journey for harp and instruments through Celtic hymns and original music. The CD showcases Phyllis Sparks, a dynamic live performer, savvy composer, prolific recording artist, and in-demand session player. In her fifth CD, she uses current rhythms and styles in a prolific journey through traditional music (Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts) to some exceptionally inspired new music for harp, guitar, keyboard, percussion, and violin. Assisted by her band "The Dream Machine", Phyllis brings her writing to a new personal level and into the world of pop music. Known for communicating well with her audience, this newest installment is sure to reach everyone on some level. Equally at home playing Celtic hymns or one of her original compositions with a flamenco flavor, Ms. Sparks is broadening musical horizons. Come along and take the journey!

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". As owner of a 23 KT Gold Venus Aria harp and the creator of the beautiful music emanating from its strings, Phyllis Taylor Sparks is an exceptional performer. Unlike some musicians, Ms. Sparks is not limited to a single genre of music, and her repertoire reflects that. Phyllis also performs on a Venus Classis Concert Grand harp and a Dusty Strings Celtic harp. Ms Sparks is a former member of the Mantovani Orchestra. Other recordings by Phyllis on Voyager Records include: **NEW** 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Celtic Harp Sparks!, Heart Strings, I Remember You, and Harp For Christmas.
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Accents For Solo Harp

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

The soft gentle sounds of the harp create a calming, soothing environment. This collection of hymns gives you the opportunity to experience encouragement and imagination amdist music of uncompromising integrity and impeccable quality.

Voyager Records proudly announces the first release in their new series “Accents For Solo Harp”. The series will feature a variety of styles and instruments for meditation and relaxation. This first release expounds the soft gentle sounds of the harp creating a calming, soothing environment. “ Accents For Solo Harp” is a collection of hymns selected by renowned harpist, Phyllis Taylor Sparks.

“Singers, writers, and poets all use words to express their inner most thoughts. Music is my voice. It is my hope that this voice will bring you peace, reflection, and joy as you listen.”
- Phyllis Taylor Sparks

“Accents For Solo Harp” is the sixth release on Voyager Records for Ms Sparks. She holds Master and Bachelor Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Phyllis is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra. She has worked as both a solo artist and accompanist for many notable artists such as Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, and Ray Charles. Her recordings have received airplay on radio stations around the U.S. and Canada. She currently plays with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra and records with the Nashville String Machine. Ms. Sparks played with the Nashville Symphony on their East Coast Carnegie Hall Tour and for the Amy Grant Christmas Tour in 2001.

Other Voyager Records releases by Phyllis Taylor Sparks are: NEW 2009 A Special Celtic Harp Christmas**. Harp Horizons, Celtic Harp Sparks!, Harp For Christmas, I Remember You, and Heart Strings.

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A Special Celtic Harp Christmas

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

Spectacular & innovative New age Celtic harp Christmas music with mandolin, fiddle, percussion and keys. This is a MUST HAVE for the holiday season. A full HOUR of music.

Latest Release! SEVENTEEN SONGS! A FULL HOUR OF LUXURIOUS HARP CHRISTMAS MUSIC!

Voyager Records newest delight is a wonderful Celtic journey into the world of traditional Christmas music with an eclectic twist. This is Phyllis Sparks’ 7th and most vibrant recording to date. The CD showcases Ms. Sparks’ unique ability to blend traditional and non-traditional instrumental styles with timeless Christmas standards. There is no doubt this album will be the “go to “ album of the season! Editor, Decant and Rant

“This CD is a collection of my favorite Christmas songs on the Celtic harp. We tried to represent them well with a little of ourselves mixed in. May they bring the spirit of the holiday season to you!” Phyllis Taylor Sparks

Instrumentation ranges from Celtic harp, mandolin, fiddle, percussion and keyboard to the beautifully executed and haunting solo harp. From Patapan, Dancing Day, Masters In This Hall to Deck The Halls, The First Noel and O Holy Night Phyllis’s arrangements are filled with sparkle and wonder of the joyous holiday season! Known for communicating well with her audience, this newest installment is sure to reach everyone on some level, adults and children alike. This CD includes a full hour of music!

The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including Natalie Cole, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and H.R.H. Prince Edward. In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour, Orchestra Nashville and Amy Grant Christmas Tour. Currently a member of the Nashville String Machine, she is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra. She has accompanied Josh Groban, Kip Winger, Dennis DeYoung (Stix), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, and the legendary Ray Charles. Show performances include the musical "Christmas Carol", starring actor Jamie Farr, Dream, The King and I, South Pacific, Camelot starring Lou Diamond Phillips, The Fantastics and The Producers. Ms Sparks has played on numerous FILM SCORES including the recently released Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron.

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