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Phoenix Bach Choir
Shakespeare In Song

Song NameComposer
Shakespeare SongsMatthew Harris
The TempestFrank Martin
When He Shall DieSteven Sametz
Four Shakespeae SongsJaakko Mantyjarvi
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Nils lindberg
Sonnet No. LXIVDominick Argento
O mistress mine!Alan Murray
Three Shakespeare SongsRalph Vaughan Williams

Directed by Charles Bruffy

Founded in 1958 as the Bach and Madrigal Society, the Choir originally focused on Renaissance and baroque period music, but today is equally dedicated to the creation and performance of new music. They are conducted by Charles Bruffy, one of the most highly respected choral conductors in the US. The CD features 23 songs, beginning with 7 cuts from Matthew Harris' "Shakespeare Songs," and 5 "Songs of Ariel from Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.' Steven Sametz' lovely "When He Shall Die," Jaakko Mantyjarvi's "Four Shakespeare Songs," Nils Lindberg's minor-key "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day," Dominick Argento's "Sonnet No. LXIV," Alan Murray's "O mistress mine," and the CD finishes strong with Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Three Shakespeare Songs." The Choir beautifully takes us into the drama, moodiness, pathos, romance and celebration of these songs, most of which are new to our ears. A worthy project, and a winning CD for Bruffy and his talented Phoenix Bach Choir! Extensive, colorful liner notes.

Item code: 7347C | SACD | $23.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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