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Sarah Kirkland Snider: Penelope / Worden, Lubman, Signal


Release Date: 10/26/2010 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 23   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sarah Kirkland Snider
Performer:  Shara Worden
Conductor:  Brad Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signal
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Penelope is a song cycle by composer Sarah Kirkland Snider, with lyrics by playwright Ellen McLaughlin, featuring vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond and the chamber orchestra Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman. Inspired by Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, Penelope is a meditation on memory, identity, and what it means to come home. Suspended somewhere between art song, indie rock, and chamber folk, the music of Penelope moves organically from moments of elegiac strings-and-harp reflection to dusky post-rock textures with drums, guitars and electronics, all directed by a strong sense of melody and a craftsman’s approach to songwriting. Penelope is a song cycle by composer Sarah Kirkland Snider, with lyrics by playwright Ellen McLaughlin, featuring vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond and the chamber orchestra Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman. Inspired by Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, Penelope is a meditation on memory, identity, and what it means to come home. Suspended somewhere between art song, indie rock, and chamber folk, the music of Penelope moves organically from moments of elegiac strings-and-harp reflection to dusky post-rock textures with drums, guitars and electronics, all directed by a strong sense of melody and a craftsman’s approach to songwriting. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Penelope by Sarah Kirkland Snider
Performer:  Shara Worden (Voice)
Conductor:  Brad Lubman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Signal

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