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Singin' In The Storm - Shirley Verrett


Release Date: 02/01/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 82318  
Composer:  TraditionalEliseo GrenetAbel MeeropolKurt Weill,   ... 
Performer:  Shirley Verrett
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OrchestraChorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Young people all over the land, as well as many others, will love this Shirley Verrett recording, sung by a highly trained singer with just enough of the folk touch to keep its roots intact. The arrangements by Leonard de Paur, who also conducts, complement the rich quality of the singer’s voice, which wraps each song in vocal velvet as if it were a jewel.

– Langston Hughes
from the original liner notes.
Young people all over the land, as well as many others, will love this Shirley Verrett recording, sung by a highly trained singer with just enough of the folk touch to keep its roots intact. The arrangements by Leonard de Paur, who also conducts, complement the rich quality of the singer’s voice, which wraps each song in vocal velvet as if it were a jewel.

– Langston Hughes
from the original liner notes.
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Works on This Recording

1. Oh freedom, I want to be ready by Traditional
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: English 
2. Lamento Esclavo by Eliseo Grenet
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: Spanish 
3. Strange Fruit by Abel Meeropol
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: English 
4. Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny: Meine Herren, meine Mutter prägte...Denn wie Man sich bettet by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
Language: German 
5. I've Been In de Storm So Long by Traditional
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Written: USA 
Language: English 
6. If I Had a Hammer by Pete Seeger
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: English 
7. Zog Nit Kein'mol (The Partisan's Song) by Dmitry Y. Pokrass
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: Yiddish 
Notes: Poem by Hirsh Glik. 
8. Lost in the Stars: Cry, the Beloved Country by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: English 
9. No More Slavery Chains for Me by Traditional
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: English 
10. When Johnny comes marching home by Traditional
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Written: USA 
Language: English 
11. Where Have All the Flowers Gone? by Pete Seeger
Performer:  Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard De Paur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Chorus
Language: English 

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