North Carolina composer and musician Donna Marie has a wealth of experience as a performer and recording artist with numerous solo and ensemble projects. She plays the concert harp, Celtic harp, and the hammered dulcimer, performing a range of styles including Classical, Celtic, New Age, and World music as both a soloist and with musical ensemble groups. Many of her tracks also feature the Classical guitar, flute, and violin. You will enjoy Donna's more traditional pieces, as well as her New Age variations of these elegant Classic themes.
Donna Marie's specialty is the hammered dulcimer, a percussive stringed instrument used for World and Classical music. Its sound fits into many Ethnic categories and is particularly used for Celtic music within the US. It has a very distinctive, ringing sound ranging from bright and lively to ethereal and mystical.
Beautiful light soprano and harp version of the quintessential Christmas carol. Begins with harp glissandos leading to solo singer for the first verse. One instrumental verse on harp with background vocals follows. Third time through is a second verse sung with 3 part harmony. Female Vocals, Christmas, Christmas Vocals
The classic Christmas carol with the lovely voice of Leigh Ann Singleton accompanied by harp. A gentle, easy version with simplicity and beauty. Female Vocals, Christmas, Xmax Vocal Solos, Adolphe Adam
Beautiful, well-known Italian aria from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi. Performed by soprano, harp and acoustic bass. Sung in Italian, the singer is begging her father for permission to marry the man she loves. Imagine an afternoon on the Italian Riviera! Licensable in US only, until 2040. Female Vocals, Classical, Opera, Giacomo Puccini
Short version of this Christmas instrumental with concert harp. Begins and ends with glissandos for that "heavenly" feel. A quiet, gentle background for an ad or other Christmas project. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas World
A New Age Celtic version of this well known piece with harp, hammered dulcimer, background strings and voices. Great for underscore or that meditative, ethereal feel for your project. Vocals remain in the background for just a hint of the lyrics and mystical feel. Female Vocals, New Age, New Age Acoustic
16th Century Spanish Villancico sung in Spanish by female ensemble with classical guitar, hammered dulcimer and castanets. Begins with classical guitar on melody. Lively piece with 3 and 4 part harmonies. A lesser known Christmas song or lively rhythmic World music piece. Female Vocals, Latin, Spanish Music
The well known Neopolitan song with female vocal and all acoustic instruments. Sung in Italian with alto voice accompanied by harp and hammered dulcimer for a slightly different sound. The song conveys thoughts of the beautiful Mediterranean country and true love! Female Vocals, European, Italy
Bright traditional Italian song with slightly different instrumentation using hammered dulcimer and harp. Female Italian vocals in upbeat, non-classical style. Picture a sunny day sailing in the bay of Naples! Female Vocals, European, Italy