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Forte

Album Summary

>Dalla, Lucio : Caruso
>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
>Foster, David : The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)
>Simon, Paul : Bridge Over Troubled Water
>Webber, Andrew L : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot
>Harrison, George : Something
>North, Alex : Unchained Melody
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
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Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Angel Studios, London; Lambo Cui Studio, New York, NY.

The debut album by Forte, the cross-cultural trio of tenors who rose to prominence on America's Got Talent, is a stirring collection of popular ballads and classical crossover hits that are well-suited to the group's warm vocals and mellow style. Forte consists of tenors Josh Page, Fernando Varela, and Sean Panikkar, who were strangers before they tried out for the competition, but found their combined voices created a good blend for the lyrical melodies and rich harmonies they offer here. Included on this 2013 Columbia recording are the songs they performed on television, "My Heart Will Go On," "Unchained Melody," and Pie Jesu, as well as other inspiring songs, such as "Caruso," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Somewhere," "Nessun dorma," "Something," "Silent Night," and "The Prayer," which they sing with America's Got Talent finalist, Cami Bradley. Lush orchestral arrangements lend the group a smooth background for their passionate singing, and the program is consistent in its sweet tones and sentimental moods. Columbia's recording is close-up, clear, and full of presence, so the artists' individual qualities are easily distinguished. ~ Blair Sanderson



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Works Details

>Dalla, Lucio : Caruso
  • Performers: Richard Cottle (Keyboards); Richard Cottle (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1989

>Horner, James : My Heart Will Go On (from the film "Titanic")
  • Performers: Toby Chapman (Guitar); Toby Chapman (Keyboards); Toby Chapman (Programming)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Foster, David : The Prayer, song (for the film Quest for Camelot)
  • Performers: Cami Bradley (Voice); Richard Cottle (Keyboards)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Carole Bayer Sager (1947 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Simon, Paul : Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Performers: Richard Cottle (Keyboards); Cliff Masterson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Webber, Andrew L : Pie Jesu, for soprano, treble & orchestra (from the Requiem)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Bernstein, Leonard : West Side Story
  • Performers: Toby Chapman (Keyboards); Richard Cottle (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1957

>Puccini, Giacomo : Turandot :: Nessun Dorma
  • Notes: Composition written: 1926.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1926

>Harrison, George : Something
  • Performers: Richard Cottle (Keyboards); Richard Cottle (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>North, Alex : Unchained Melody
  • Performers: Toby Chapman (Guitar); Toby Chapman (Keyboards)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performer: Benjamin Wenzelberg (Boy Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1818