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CHORAL SONGS ON SHAKESPEARE TEXTS

CHORAL SONGS ON SHAKESPEARE TEXTS

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2012


Artists:

Chicago a cappella

Choir

Trevor Mitchell

Soloist

Chicago a cappella



Record Label
Cedille

Genre:

Choir


Classical

Total Time - 61:33
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CHORAL SONGS ON SHAKESPEARE TEXTS

     
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KEVIN OLSON

1 

Summer Sonnet

4:46
 Trevor Mitchell Soloist
     
 

MARTHA SULLIVAN

2 

Blow, blow, thou winter wind

2:37
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

 

4 Shakespeare Songs

 
3 I. Come Away, Death 3:05
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

JAAKKO MANTYJARVI

4 II. Lullaby 3:23
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
5 III. Double, Double, Toil and Trouble 2:57
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
6 IV. Full Fathom Five 2:17
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

7 

Shakespeare Songs, Book 3

3:09
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

MATTHEW HARRIS

8 

Shakespeare Songs, Book 2

1:35
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
9 

Shakespeare Songs, Book 1

1:21
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
10 

Shakespeare Songs

2:39
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

JOHN RUTTER

11 

It Was a Lover and His Lass

2:28
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

12 

Shall I Compare?

2:26
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

HAKAN PARKMAN

 

3 Shakespeare Songs

 
13 I. Madrigal (Take, O Take Those Lips Away) 1:37
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
14 II. Sonnet 147 (My Love is as a fever) 3:03
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

GYORGY ORBAN

15 

Orpheus with his lute

2:20
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
16 

O mistress mine!

1:03
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

JUHANI KOMULAINEN

 

4 Ballads of Shakespeare

 
17 I. To be, or not to be 3:01
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
18 II. O weary night 2:46
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
19 III. Three words 1:49
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
20 IV. Tomorrow and tomorrow 2:14
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
 

ROBERT APPLEBAUM

21 

Spring

2:51
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
22 

Witches' Blue

4:53
 Chicago a cappella Choir
     
23 

Sonnet 18

3:13
 Chicago a cappella Choir


On its new album, the "world class" (Fanfare) nine-voice ensemble Chicago a cappella brings its trademark "wit, imagination, [and] flawless intonation" (Chicago Tribune) to 23 contemporary choral settings of Shakespeare texts - including ten recorded premieres and three works composed expressly for the group. 
 
Making its Cedille Records debut, Chicago a cappella performs artful arrangements that draw from influences ranging from bossa nova and the blues to Renaissance and medieval modes. You’ll hear a fascinating spectrum of styles within single works and across the entire program. This is one album where (in the words of the Bard) "music and sweet poetry agree."
 

 " . . . more fun than human beings should be allowed, the most addictive CD to come my way in a long time is Shall I Compare Thee? Choral Songs on Shakespeare on the Cedille label. Some of the pieces are familiar from previous Shakespeare compilations--Jaako Mantyjarvi’s Four Shakespeare Songs, with its magnificent "Come away, come away, death;" a selection of Matthew Harris’s Shakespeare’s Songs from which you would never in a million years guess that he was a student of Carter and Babbitt; Nils Lindberg’s Shall I Compare Thee? But, most of the material is new--to me, at least--and none of it has ever been sung this well on CD. The Chicago a capella is some kind of magic blend of the great old jazz group, the Hi-Los, with a little Double Six of Paris and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir thrown in. I challenge anyone who listens to the first cut--Summer Sonnet by Kevin Olson, a composer and pianist at Elmhurst College near Chicago--to stop humming it for a week." 

 
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