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Songs of Home - Strauss, Schumann, Schubert, Davache, Quilter et al. / Njabulo Madlala, baritone; William Vann, piano

Album Summary

>Traditional, African : Thula Sizwe, song
>Fadhili, William : Malaika (My Angel), for ensemble
>Davashe, Mackay : Lakutshon Ilonga
>Traditional, African : Thula Baba... Thula Sana, song
>Strauss, Richard : Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8
>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
>Schubert, Franz : Liebesbotschaft ("Rauschendes Bächlein"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/1
>Schubert, Franz : Wandrers Nachtlied ("Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh"), song for voice & piano, D. 768 (Op. 96/3)
>Traditional, African : Thula Gugu Lami, song
>Schumann, Robert : Belsazar ("Die Mitternacht zog näher schon"), ballad for voice & piano, Op. 57
>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
>Traditional, African : Thula S'Thandwa Sami, for voice & piano
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Go, Lovely Rose for voice & piano, Op. 24/3
>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : O mistress mine, for voice & piano, Op. 6/2
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Linden Lea
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
>Howells, Herbert : King David for voice & piano
>Traditional Spiritual : Deep River
>Traditional, African : Baxabene Oxamu, song for voice & piano
>Traditional, African : The Click Song (Qongqothwane)
>Traditional, African : Shosholoza, song
>Sontonga, Enoch : N'kosi sikelel' i Afrika
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

South African baritone and 2010 Kathleen Ferrier Award-winner, Njabulo Madlala makes his debut on Champs Hill Records. Songs of Home is a reflection of a journey from the townships of South Africa to the world of classical music and song, and is inspired by the South African songbook and songs his grandmother used to sing. This CD showcases the intense beauty of music. The unique harmonies and rhythms of Africa meet those of Schubert, Schumann and Strauss. The click sounds spoken by the Zulu and Xhosa people of South Africa meeting English composers Vaughan Williams, Howells and Quilter.

American Record Guide, May/June 2014
His singing of the German and English songs also deserves to be heard and is sometimes stunningly lovely. Most of his expressive variety is in use of dynamics. His hushed singing is especially mesmerizing. Even at his softest he maintains a richness of tone. His voice glows warmly at its softest points.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012).



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Works Details

>Traditional, African : Thula Sizwe, song
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Fadhili, William : Malaika (My Angel), for ensemble
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.

>Davashe, Mackay : Lakutshon Ilonga
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Traditional, African : Thula Baba... Thula Sana, song
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Strauss, Richard : Allerseelen, Op. 10 no 8
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Strauss, Richard : Lieder (4), Op. 27
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Schubert, Franz : Liebesbotschaft ("Rauschendes Bächlein"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/1
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Wandrers Nachtlied ("Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh"), song for voice & piano, D. 768 (Op. 96/3)
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Traditional, African : Thula Gugu Lami, song
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schumann, Robert : Belsazar ("Die Mitternacht zog näher schon"), ballad for voice & piano, Op. 57
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Schumann, Robert : Myrthen, Op. 25
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1840

>Traditional, African : Thula S'Thandwa Sami, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : Go, Lovely Rose for voice & piano, Op. 24/3
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Quilter, Roger [Composer] : O mistress mine, for voice & piano, Op. 6/2
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1905

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Linden Lea
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Let Beauty Awake, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) (Songs of Travel no 2)
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Howells, Herbert : King David for voice & piano
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional Spiritual : Deep River
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Written: by 1875

>Traditional, African : Baxabene Oxamu, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, African : The Click Song (Qongqothwane)
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Traditional, African : Shosholoza, song
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Sontonga, Enoch : N'kosi sikelel' i Afrika
  • Performers: Njabulo Madlala; William Vann (Piano)
  • Notes: Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (11/25/2012-11/27/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897