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No 3: Sigh no more, ladies [2'14]
No 1: Come away, death [2'31]
Tenor Robert White sings 28 romantic songs spanning the century by both native American and immigrant composers, from Amy Beach in 1899 to Marc Marder's Walt Whitman setting of 1996. There are many favourites (or 'favorites') here from the musical stage, including Friml's Rose Marie and Victor Herbert's Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life. Malotte's famous setting of The Lord's Prayer is also included. The title of the CD is taken from Samuel Barber's beautiful setting of James Agee (the poet of Knoxville, Summer of 1924).
The accompanying booklet is packed with anecdotes from Robert White's personal acquaintance with the majority of the composers represented. Several of the songs were actually written specially for him to sing.
|Lassus: Missa Osculetur me|
The first recording of the magnificent motet and Mass Osculetur me by Lassus, both scored for double choir, together with a selection of his sacred motets.» More
Chant for the First Mass of Christmas according to the Salisbury Rite. It would have been celebrated after midnight on Christmas Eve, and was known as the Missa in gallicantu— the Mass at Cockcrow. The chant has been taken from printed sources whi ...» More
|Sheppard: Media vita|
The first recording of John Sheppard's masterpiece Media vita. It begins with some of the most haunting words in any of the Offices: 'In the midst of life we are in death'. Lasting over 21 minutes it is a unique and absorbing achievement.» More
|The Tallis Scholars Live in Oxford|
Recorded in the Chapel of Merton College in Oxford to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of The Tallis Scholars.» More
|White: The Tallis Scholars sing Tudor Church Music|
One of the very few albums dedicated entirely to a selection of works by Robert White, arguably the leading figure in that lost generation of English composers which came to maturity between Tallis and Byrd.» More