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Forever Sing / Eley, Penna, Werner, Dumpson


Release Date: 05/05/2017 
Label:  Affetto Records   Catalog #: 1703  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákEdmund RubbraArthur HoneggerIsadore Freed,   ... 
Performer:  Elem EleyJ.J. PennaNoel WernerJ. Donald Dumpson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Internationally renowned baritone Elem Eley's fourth solo album, Forever Sing, is ddeply personal, rooted in his southern upbringing and the heartfelt expression of singing from the Psalms. For this album, Elem Eley chose beloved songs evoking memories of his youth, some that he has since called on in decades of performing around the world, and as Professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. Meeting this challenge demands a collaborators of diverse skills: His partner for the first three albums, pianist JJ Penna, plays the Classical settings of Dvorak, Rubbra, Honegger, and Altman. Concert organist Noel Werner accompanies Eley in the two sets by Isadore Freed and Leo Sowerby, recorded in the Read more historic 1836 sanctuary of his home church, Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ. The final set of three Gospel songs is arranged and accompanied on piano by the nationally renowned Dr. J. Donald Dumpson of Philadelphia; their session was emotional and exciting to witness, as these two personal friends and outstanding artists created a unique sense and sound of the Gospel musical genre, unique to their partnership and recorded here for the ages. Pure genius in every track, Affetto Records takes pride in presenting this multi-faceted collaboration o fmusic incredibly performed with depth and personal resonance. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Biblical Songs, Op. 99/B 185 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J.J. Penna (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; USA 
2.
Psalms (3), Op. 61 by Edmund Rubbra
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J.J. Penna (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Psalms (3) by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J.J. Penna (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1941; France 
4.
Psalm 8 by Isadore Freed
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), Noel Werner (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Psalms (3) for Bass and Organ by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), Noel Werner (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
My Shepherd, You Supply My Need by Laurie Altman
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J.J. Penna (Piano)
7.
I Shall Wear a Golden Crown by James Cleveland
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J. Donald Dumpson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
Notes: arr. J. Donald Dumpson 
8.
Nothing Between by Charles Tindley
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J. Donald Dumpson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: United States 
Notes: arr. J. Donald Dumpson 
9.
How can I keep from singing?, for choir by Robert Lowry
Performer:  Elem Eley (Baritone), J. Donald Dumpson (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Notes: arr. J. Donald Dumpson 

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