softLOUD: Music of Acoustic & Electric Guitar / Shibe

Release Date: 9/21/2018
Label: Delphian
Catalog Number: DCD34213
Performer: Sean Shibe
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

CD
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$17.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Shortlisted in both 'Instrumentalist' and 'Young Artist' categories at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, Sean Shibe makes his second outing on Delphian with a programme of radical contrasts that showcases virtuosity at both extremes. Where his debut album Dreams & Fancies paid homage to the guitar repertoire created by his great predecessor Julian Bream, softLOUD looks ambitiously forward, with a mix of electric and acoustic, early and modern, whose contradictions and challenges speak to our own times. The gentle beauty of Scottish lute manuscripts and of two short instrumental solos by James MacMillan is confronted by, and holds its own against, music by New York-based composers Julia Wolfe – a work of cathartic grief and anger originally scored for nine bagpipes – and David Lang, whose electric violin work Killer is ironclad in its abrupt fury. Shibe has arranged all of this music himself, and presents it here alongside a breathtaking recording of Steve Reich's now classic Electric Counterpoint. “Have we today forgotten how to speak with grace,” Shibe asks, “or is the real danger that we aren't screaming loudly enough?”
Works on This Recording
1. Ladie lie near me by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1651 ; England
1. Divertimento I for Guitar by James Oswald
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
2. A Scots tune by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Scotland
2. Mervell's Sarabande by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
3. Since It Was the Day of Preparation, for bass, vocal quartet, clarinet, horn, cello, harp & theorbo by James MacMillan
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2010-2011 ;
3. A Scotts Tune, by Mr. Lesslie by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
4. LAD by Julia Wolfe
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
4. Holi and Faire by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
5. Killer by David Lang
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
5. Swit Sant Nickola by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
6. The Canaries I by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
7. The Canaries II by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
8. From Galloway by James MacMillan
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
9. A Scots tune by Anonymous
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Baroque
Written: 17th Century ; Scotland
10. From Galloway by James MacMillan
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
11. Since It Was the Day of Preparation, for bass, vocal quartet, clarinet, horn, cello, harp & theorbo by James MacMillan
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2010-2011 ;
12. LAD by Julia Wolfe
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century
13. Killer by David Lang
Performer: Sean Shibe (Guitar)
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