This video is an introduction to a recording of the complete Bach cello suites transcribed and performed by harpist Victoria Drake. The video was filmed and recorded at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California.


The Bach notebook

From the Bach Notebook

Harping on Bach

Scarlatti’s Harp

Spanish Gold


Frank Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante
with Anthony Newman, harpsichord; Philharmonia Virtuosi; Richard Kapp, conductor

Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp
with Sandra Miller, flute; Orchestra of the Old Fairfield Academy; Thomas Crawford, conductor


Bart Feller: 20th Century Duos
including Vincent Persichetti: Serenade No. 10 for Flute and Harp

Jeffrey Mumford: a pond within the drifting dusk with Laura Gilbert, flute; Josh Gordon, cello

Les Corps Glorieux – Music for Organ, Harp & Cello
including Handel Harp Concerto & Grandjany Aria with Nancianne Parrella & Arthur Fiacco

Flute music of Lowell Liebermann
Sonata for flute and harp with Alexa Still, flute

REEL LIFE: The Private Music of Film Composers
Michael Kamen: Cut Sleeves with Music Amici

Chou Wen-Chung: Suite for Harp and Wind
Quintet with Speculum Musicae

Zhou Long: SU (Tracing Back)
with Barbara Siesel, flute


Works by Copland, Sessions, Perle, Rands American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein, conductor.

Branford Marsalis “Creation” Fauré Pie Jesu; Ravel Pavane; Satie Gymnopedie #3 with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Mark O’Connor Fiddle Concerto
with Concordia Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor.

Music of Edward Collins Valse Elegante; Tragic Overture with Concordia Orchestra; Marin Alsop, conductor


Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Chicago Symphony; Sir Georg Solti, conductor

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Opera Orchestra of New York; Eve Queler, conductor

Strauss: Die Egyptische Helena
American Symphony Orchestra; Leon Botstein, conductor


The Light in the Piazza
2005 original Broadway cast recording

42nd Street
2001 Broadway revival cast recording

The King and I
1996 Broadway revival cast recording

2000 Encores! cast recording

O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi & The Last Leaf


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
2013 film score by Theodore Shapiro

Moonrise Kingdom
2012 film score by Alexandre Desplat

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
2011 film score by Alexandre Desplat

True Grit
2010 film score by Carter Burwell

Julie & Julia
2009 film score by Alexandre Desplat

2008 film score by Howard Shore

The Last Mimzy
2006 film score by Howard Shore

The Good Shepherd
2006 film score by Marcelo Zarvos & Bruce Fowler

Mission To Mars
2000 film score by Ennio Morricone

A Map of the World
1999 film score by Pat Metheny

Snake Eyes
1998 film score by Ryuichi Sakamoto

1998 film score by Elmer Bernstein


Mildred Pierce
2011 score by Carter Burwell


Tony Bennett: The Art of Romance 2004

© Victoria Drake 2012