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Songs of The Rings
$27.50

Songs of The Rings

Recorded at the Colour Field Recording Studio www.fragilecolours.com

The first release for Fragile Colours Music is the gorgeous Marion Arts release, "Songs of The Rings", a musical and lyrical homage to the songs that Tolkien wrote in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this album she has woven intricate acoustic arrangements with elegant vocals to produce a stunning album.

"it's an album of serene, unhurried beauty...
"Marion has bathed her stately classical folk tunes in a stunning range of musical colours, emphasising the ethereal beauty of certain songs, hinting at shades of darkness on others."

"it is rich and exceedingly intricate, slowly opening up its many layers only upon multiple listenings"
Derek Jacombs - Weekend Sun

"Taken as a whole, this album is quite an accomplishment with sensitive arrangement and high quality production values"
Julie Harris - NZ Musician

Marion Jazz - Compilation
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Marion Jazz - Compilation

This is a collection of favourite jazz tracks recorded over the years. It features some tracks are rare live recordings. It features such gems as: Heebie Jeebies, Them There Eyes, Well Alright, Nuages and Weed Soup.

One Day In Holland
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One Day In Holland

Marion Arts & Robbie Lavën

This is a recently re-mastered cd of a magical Session recorded in Holland 1981 with Robbie Lavën and Dutch bassist Harry Emmery. All Marion's originals, a very special mood.

Silver - Silk and Sleaze
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Silver - Silk and Sleaze

Marion Arts & Robbie Lavën

Silver is a retrospective double cd crammed full of favourite work from Marion's career with her husband Robbie Lavën.

CD 1, 'Silk' is more delicate and folksy, while CD2, 'Sleaze' is more jazzy and upbeat.

Child’s Play
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Child’s Play

Robbie Lavën

A collection of Robbie's fine original instrumentals, featuring mandolins, guitars and many other instruments ably assisted by Marion on guitar.

Bassoon & Guitar Al Fresco
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Bassoon & Guitar Al Fresco

Marion Arts & Oscar Lavën

This is a very special recording in which Marion plays classical guitar with her son, Oscar Lavën playing bassoon. Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto and Telemann's Sonatinas are adapted for bassoon and guitar by Marion. There are also works by J. S. Bach, and Marion Arts' contemporary compositions for these two rarely heard together instruments.

Original works on this CD are:

"Dervish Set", "Flight", "Swan On Pacific Basin" and "Picnic For Guitar and Bassoon".

Five Varied Pieces
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Five Varied Pieces

This recording of 5 solo pieces for classical guitar can be an accompaniment to a collection of 5 printed compositions.(also available.*)

This collection comprises:

Hymn To The Guitar
Cuban Dream
Slow Air
Souvenirs Of Breakfast In Bali
A Harp At The Market

*Available: Music and tab notation for "Five Varied Pieces"

Swamp Music Editions

(Intermediate to advanced level)

The Flame
$27.50

The Flame

New Recording

Bonjour Swing is the family group of Marion, Robbie and Oscar, playing in the French Gypsy Jazz style. The Flame is an all-original selection, 15 tracks written by Marion and 1 by Robbie. Robbie is often heard as a multi-instrumentalist, yet in The Flame, he specialises in this fiery yet romantic guitar style. Marion, usually known for her fingerstyle playing, here embraces the heavy pick and gypsy guitar, and the chance to write and sing in this exciting jazz related idiom. Oscar, a classically trained talent, plays with youthful vitality, energy and uncommon proficiency on soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet & trumpet. Milan Wilshier, guest bassist, joins Bonjour Swing especially for The Flame on upright bass, adding his inventive and sonorous touch.

Guitar Playing: An Easy Method
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Guitar Playing: An Easy Method

Reading music notation:

classical, folk and pop styles, strumming, chords & songs, reading guitar tablature.

Swamp Music Editions.

My Ukulele And I
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My Ukulele And I

My Ukulele And I is a new recording - just Marion and ukuleles - mixing tracks of original classical sytle fingerpicking, interpretations of 30's songs, instrumentals with fine original songs. This CD exudes character, has a live feel to it and is quite the little gem. Marion's work, as always is of international quality.

Solo Performance
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Solo Performance

A selection of quality original songs and guitar instrumentals presented in an intimate style, with Marion playing and singing all parts.