Sugarloaf Mountain / Sorrell, Apollo's Fire

Release Date: 6/9/2015
Label: Avie
Catalog Number: AV2329
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
An award-winning program created by Apollo’s Fire’s director Jeannette Sorrell, Sugarloaf Mountain follows the joys and sorrows of Celtic immigrants who settled in Appalachia. Sparkling fiddle tunes and haunting ballads of the British Isles crossed the Atlantic during the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries and took root in the hills of Virginia. They mingled with American shape-note hymns and African spirituals, creating the soulful music known as Appalachian. Passing through love and loss, dancing and prayer, the music overflows in celebration as the people of the mountains raise their communal voices.
Works on This Recording
1. Farewell To Ireland by Traditional
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
2. Rant and Roar by Traditional
Performer: Ross Hauck (Voice), Amanda Powell (Voice)
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
4. Nottamun Town by Traditional
Performer: Brian Kay (Dulcimer), Brian Kay (Voice)
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
5. Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, folk song by Traditional
Performer: Ross Hauck (Voice)
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
6. The fox went out on a chilly night by Custer LaRue
Performer: Amanda Powell (Voice)
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
Period: Contemporary
7. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep by Traditional
Performer: Amanda Powell (Voice)
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
8. The Mountains of Rhùm by Jeannette Sorrell
Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
Period: Contemporary
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