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Accidentals: Intermittent Plush

Song NameComposer
Hymn
Watercolor
The Earth and the Man
The Mermaid
Sailing
Jazz Fantasia
Prayers of Stell
The Woodsman and the Ax
Still Crazy After All These YearsPaul Simon
Betrothal
3 Females
Lunch in the Rain
What a Piece of Work Is Man
It Ceased To Hurt Me
Did You Ever Stand
The Night Was Wide
Our Only Lullaby
The Dolphin
Many Voices

NYC-based, unique mixed-voice octet the Accidentals won the 1995 Harmony Sweeps Finals, winning first prize, audience favorite, and best song. "Plush" is dedicated to the group's beloved New York City, but besides Paul Simon's "Still Crazy After All These Years," most of the material is not related to NYC. Rather, it's the jazzy, sophisticated sound, thanks especially to arrangements and music by the group's Margaret Dorn, on these 21 songs that make us think of the Big Apple. Poetry is a very strong theme here: "The Earth and Man" is from a poem by Stopford Brooke, "The Mermaid" and "The Dolphin" are poems by Eleanor Wilner, and "Jazz Fantasia" and "Prayers of Steel" are poems by Carl Sandburg. "Betrothal," "3 Females" and "Lunch in the Rain" are poems by Marcia Pelletiere," and "It Ceased To Hurt Me," "Did You Ever Stand," "The Night Was Wide" and "Our Only Lullaby" are poems by Emily Dickinson. Other favorites are "Hymn," "Watercolor," Christopher Cross' "Sailing" and the accompanied "Many Voices." "Plush" is a complex, stunning, beautifully done piece of work by one of the best vocal ensembles on the planet!

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Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions 1995

Item code: 7422C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Contemporary | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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