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Phoenix Bach Choir
Shakespeare In Song

Song NameComposer
Shakespeare Songs Matthew Harris
The Tempest Frank Martin
When He Shall Die Steven Sametz
Four Shakespeae Songs Jaakko Mantyjarvi
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Nils lindberg
Sonnet No. LXIV Dominick 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

Related: Songs of Shakespeare