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The cello is at its most beautiful when unaccompanied, its naked fragility enhancing its soulful quality. A simple nursery-rhyme melody develops into something more anguished as a major tonality gives way to a Lydian mode central section. The nursery-rhyme melody returns across the entire range of the cello before ending in a simple cadence that segues into the next track.

from notes by Mike Sheppard © 2010


Sheppard: The soul rests eternal
SIGCD232Download only


Track 5 on SIGCD232 [3'06] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD232 track 5

Recording date
9 August 2010
Recording venue
Phoenix Sound, Pinewood Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mike Sheppard & Tonia Sheppard
Recording engineer
Dick Lewzey
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  1. Sheppard: The soul rests eternal (SIGCD232)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 2010
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