CD A0358: A Touch of Class

A Touch of Class
Janet Bennett - Harpist & Singer

CD cover: A Touch of Class by Janet BennettThis CD contains a mixture of classical, popular and traditional music and songs, a guest flautist and even some jazz! It is perfect for background music and weddings.

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Audio Samples & Track Listing

A Touch of Class
1.  Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
2.  Entracte - from "Carmen" - Georges Bizet
3.  Barcarolle - From "The Tales of Hoffman" - Jaques Offenbach
4.  Angelus - H. Renie
5.  Laudate Dominum - Mozart
6.  Endless Love - Lionel Richie (arr. Bennett)
7.  Love Theme - from Romeo and Juliet - Nino Rota
8.  The Spinning Wheel - Trad Irish (arr Bennett)
9.  Tambourin - Gossec(Arr.Andrew Lloyd)
10. Ave Maria - Gounod
11. Meditation - "Thais" - Jules Massenet
12. Pie Jesu - Requiem - Faure
13. Winter - Four Seasons -Vivaldi
14. Greensleeves - Trad (arr J. Bennett)
15. Unchained Melody - Hy Zaret (arr. J. Bennett)
16. Follow Me - John Denver (arr. J. Bennett)
17. Always There - Simon May and Leslie Osborne words by Don Black (arr . J. Bennett)
18. Black Orpheus - Louis Bonfi (arr. Uschi Laar)

CD Notes & Credits

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Janet Bennett - Harpist and singer
Ruth Winter - Flute

Janet Bennett studied harp and singing at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Equally at home playing the Celtic harp and concert harp she has played with many professional ensembles and orchestras such as the Scottish National and the Northern Sinfonia.

Her main love however is singing with self accompaniment and she is currently delighting audiences from all over the world with this art form, having performed to Royalty and civic dignitaries alike.

Now resident in Newcastle upon Tyne, Janet gives regular concerts, has released several recordings, made numerous radio and television appearances and enjoys performing traditional music and songs with her group, "The Border Minstrels".

This album contains some of Janet's favourite repertoire. It is a mixture of classical, traditional and popular music and songs, even including a little jazz- something for everyone!
It is dedicated with love and thanks to her family and friends for their continuous support and thanks also to Ruth for agreeing to play the flute.

Ruth Winter trained ar Goldsmith's College, University of London, where she graduated with an honours degree in music.

In 1995 she won the Margaret Harle Memorial prize for Woodwind as a Chamber musician, an orchestral musician and a soloist, giving first performances of several works.

Ruth and Janet met in1995 when they were asked to provide flute, harp and voice music for a wedding ceremony. She now enjoys giving recitals with her and exploring the flute and harp repertoire.



Recorded at Trinty Heights Studio by Fred Purser
Photograph by Frank Bennett
Design by Joan Nicklin - Harlequin Design

Gabriel Recordings 1998


Album Information

Title A Touch of Class
Instruments: Harp, Voice, Flute
Artists Janet Bennet (Harp & Voice)
Ruth Winter (Flute)
Genre: Mixed
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0358
Label: Gabriel Recordings
Year: 2002
Origin: UK

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