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Sometime I Sing: Music For Voice And Guitar By Alec Roth / Padmore

Roth / Padmore / Szymanski
Release Date: 05/01/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 332   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark PadmoreMorgan Szymanski
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A superb disc of music by a prolific and successful composer who has eschewed the passing modernisms of our days. ... this is a disc which deserves widest distribution and take up on radio programmes." Musical Pointers, May 2013

"With the elegant guitarist Morgan Szymanski, one of Britain's finest tenors explores song settings by Alec Roth. Poems by Vikram Seth are treated mysteriously: slow-moving harmonies, evocative lyrical lines. The 16th·century poet Thomas Wyatt is set more playfully, as befits his wry epigrams on love, lust and mortality. And a bonus: English folksongs, arranged as artfully as Britten did." The Times, June 2013

"Padmore’s clean tenor finds an ideal
Read more vehicle ... there’s a transparent, haunting beauty about it, and the accompaniments for violin, harp and guitar are a joy." The Times

A lyrical collection of chamber works for tenor and guitar – Sometime I Sing unites Gramophone award-winning tenor Mark Padmore with Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in settings of texts by Thomas Wyatt, Vikram Seth, John Donne and Edward Thomas by the composer Alec Roth.

Roth is a UK-based composer who works across a wide range of musical genres, including stage works, vocal, choral, orchestral, instrumental, and Javanese gamelan – his former posts include Founder/Director of the Royal Festival Hall Gamelan Programme and Southbank Gamelan Players; Music Director of the Baylis Programme, English National Opera; and Associate Composer, Opera North. This is his third disc with Signum, following a choral album with Ex Cathedra (SIGCD270) and a chamber music disc Songs in Time of War (SIGCD124) also with Mark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
My Lute and I by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
2.
Invocation by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
3.
Dark Night by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
4.
Night Songs (3) by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
5.
Autumnal by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
6.
English Folk Songs (5) by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
7.
Lights Out by Alec Roth
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)

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