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Men Of Shaw
Sea Shanties

Song NameArranger
Blow the Man DownShaw / Parker
Bound for the Rio GrandeShaw / Parker
LowlandsShaw / Parker
Whup! JamboreeShaw / Parker
Tom's Gone to HiloShaw / Parker
A-RovingShaw / Parker
Good-bye, Fare Ye WellShaw / Parker
What Shall We Do with the Drunken SailorShaw / Parker
The ShaverShaw / Parker
Stormalong, JohnShaw / Parker
Swansea Town Shaw / Parker
Haul Away, Joe!Shaw / Parker
ShenandoahShaw / Parker
Santy AnnaShaw / Parker
The Drummer and the CookShaw / Parker
Spanish LadiesShaw / Parker

Directed by Robert Shaw

Recorded in 1960, under the direction of one of the foremost conductors of the modern age - Shaw's resume includes collaborations with Arturo Toscanini - "Sea Shanties" is not merely a period piece. The 16 shanties, arranged by Robert Shaw and his frequent associate, Alice Parker, are stirring and invigorating, as was indeed their purpose, as many of them supplied the rhythmic accompaniment for hard manual labor. Slower tasks required a commensurate meter: "Shenandoah" and "Lowlands" are typical examples. Finally, in their down time, sailors would sing for entertainment, often recalling exotic ports-of-call, and romanticizing their adventures ("Swansea Town," "Santy Anna"). Four songs have acoustic guitar.

Item code: 6417C | 1 CD | $9.95 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Male | United States
09026635282-1 | 09026635282

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