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.
Gently rising spirits as the day opens with Chinese zither and western harps. Background glissandos for that ethereal feel. Quiet background music in major mode, easy tempo. Traditional melody with modern interpretation. Varies from stringed instruments to Chinese flute. Ends with fading glissando. Instrumental, World Fusion, Asian World Fusion
Flutes, harps and zither float through this traditional Chinese melody. Peaceful background melody for meditation, peaceful relaxation, or to convey feelings of world music and far away places. The instruments trade off on melody and improvisation. Lots of glissandos with harp and zither. Instrumental, World Fusion, Asian World Fusion
Based on an ancient Oriental folk melody, this original arrangement includes a variety of stringed instruments and tempos to convey the feeling of an Oriental atmosphere. Begins with solo harp in slow tempo and moves to a moderate rhythm with plucked zither, hammered dulcimer and harp. Instrumental, World Fusion, Asian World Fusion