Signum SIG 332
Roth: Sometime I Sing – Mark Padmore, Morgan Szymanski
A lyrical collection of chamber works for tenor and guitar, Sometime I Sing unites the Gramophone award winning tenor Mark Padmore with the Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in settings by the composer Alec Roth of texts by Thomas Wyatt, Vikram Seth, John Donne, and Edward Thomas.
Roth is a UK-based composer who works across a wide range of musical genres, including stage works, vocal, choral, orchestral, instrumental, and Javanese gamelan – his former posts include Founder / Director of the Royal Festival Hall Gamelan Programme and Southbank Gamelan Players, Music Director of the Baylis Programme at English National Opera, and Associate Composer at Opera North. This is his third release with Signum, following a choral album with Ex Cathedra (SIG 270) and a chamber music disc, Songs in Time of War, also with Mark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski (SIG 124).
"... With delightful settings of five English folksongs, Roth knows how to use the voice with both respect and resourcefulness, qualities that padmore and Szymanski echo beautifully."
Geoffrey Norris - Gramophone magazine - September 2013