Sometime I Sing: Music for Voice and Guitar by Alec Roth

Album Summary

>Roth, Alec : My Lute and I, for tenor & guitar
>Roth, Alec : Invocation, for guitar
>Roth, Alec : Dark Night, for voice & guitar (or harp, or keyboard, or strings)
>Roth, Alec : Night Songs (3), for tenor & guitar
>Roth, Alec : Autumnal, for voice & guitar (or harp or keyboard)
>Roth, Alec : English Folk Songs (5), for voice & guitar
>Roth, Alec : Lights Out, for tenor & guitar
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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. This is his third disc with Signum, following a choral album with Ex Cathedra and a chamber music disc Songs in Time of War.

The Times, 8th June 2013
Padmore's clean tenor finds an ideal vehicle ... there's a transparent, haunting beauty about it, and the accompaniments for violin, harp and guitar are a joy.

BBC Music Magazine, August 2013
Light-footed, lyrical, Roth's settings range from Thomas Wyatt to Vikram Seth. They suit Szymanski's elegant guitar and Padmore's refined tenor, but devitalise folksongs like Scarborough Fair.

MusicWeb International, 12th August 2013
[My Lute ande I] is an excellent and most appealing set of songs which I enjoyed very much; the performance is surely definitive...This is a delightful disc containing some highly accomplished and very imaginative music, beautifully written for voice and guitar.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2013
Roth's song cycle My Lute and I harnesses language and music in a highly effective alliance...Padmore's flexible voice, with its high register being exploited to particular fruitful effect, is the ideal vehicle for this repertoire.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011).



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Works Details

>Roth, Alec : My Lute and I, for tenor & guitar
  • Performers: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar); Mark Padmore
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roth, Alec : Invocation, for guitar
  • Performer: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar)
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roth, Alec : Dark Night, for voice & guitar (or harp, or keyboard, or strings)
  • Performers: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar); Mark Padmore
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roth, Alec : Night Songs (3), for tenor & guitar
  • Performers: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar); Mark Padmore
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roth, Alec : Autumnal, for voice & guitar (or harp or keyboard)
  • Performers: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar); Mark Padmore
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Roth, Alec : English Folk Songs (5), for voice & guitar
  • Performers: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar); Mark Padmore
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roth, Alec : Lights Out, for tenor & guitar
  • Performers: Morgan Szymanski (Guitar); Mark Padmore
  • Notes: St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, England (11/16/2011-11/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary