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With A Poets Eye

Song NameComposer
The Uncertainty of the PoetCary John Franlklin
Rodin's Muse Cary John Franlklin
The Badminton Game Cary John Franlklin
Coming From Evening Church Cary John Franlklin
The Merry-go-Round at NightCary John Franlklin
How Few of Life's Days and HoursNed Rorem
I Have Noticed Through Most of the Hospitals Ned Rorem
Tonight as I Was Trying to Keep Cool Ned Rorem
No Sooner Had Our Men Surrendered Ned Rorem
Noon Allen Sheaer
Dusk Allen Shearer
Mushrooms Allen Shearer
Vita de la Mia Vita William Hawley
Io Son la Primavera William Hawley
Ave Maria David Conte
!Oh Llama de Amor Viva!Steven Sametz

A collection of works showcasing modern American composers-many of whom are relative unknowns - "Poet's Eye" is refined, luxurious, even abstract, and, as the name implies, also serves to expose a variety of poets as well. Many of the compositions were commissioned specifically for Chanticleer, and they most definitely reflect a modern sensibility. "Dusk," by Allen Shearer, connotes the movement of the earth and sky, imbued with tranquility and friction in equal measure. "Mushrooms," is a tumble of mournful declarations. Hawley's "Seven Madrigals" (two of which are included here) are modern madrigals, weaving strands of the classical with contemporary inflections. Rorem, using the Whitman's Civil War diary "Specimen Days" as his source, offers a minimalist reduction, sometimes monophonic, consistently somber and disturbing. A CD of depth and power.

Item code: 6314C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Male | United States

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