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Friar Alessandro, "Songs from Assisi" / Friar Alessandro, tenor

Album Summary

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Schutte, Daniel L. : I, the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am, Lord), hymn
>Leitch, Donovan : Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna)
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Baker, Steven : Pater Noster (The Lord's Prayer), for voice & orchestra
>Temple, Sebastian : Make me a Channel of Your Peace
>Mealor, Paul : Le Lodi di Dio Altissimo, for voice & orchestra
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Machetta, Domenico : Resta con noi, Signore, la sera
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla
>Sibelius, Jean : Con Te, Gesù
>Rutter, John : A Gaelic Blessing
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Durante, Francesco : Vergin, tutto amor
>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
>Stradella, Alessandro : Pietà, signore (Agnus Dei), aria di chiesa (spurious, by Niedermeyer or Fétis)
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria, for voice & piano no 2 (after a second prelude by J.S. Bach)
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Friar Alessandro has enchanted the world with his uplifting message and beautiful voice. He recently recorded a concert of his favorite songs in a cathedral in Assisi, Italy, which will be broadcast on PBS. This new collection includes all of those songs as well as additional music to bring the listener peace and joy.



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Works Details

>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Schutte, Daniel L. : I, the Lord of sea and sky (Here I am, Lord), hymn
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Rimonda
  • Ensemble: La Camerata Ducale di Parma
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Leitch, Donovan : Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Fratello sole, sorella luna)
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Rimonda
  • Ensemble: La Camerata Ducale di Parma
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Baker, Steven : Pater Noster (The Lord's Prayer), for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Temple, Sebastian : Make me a Channel of Your Peace
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.

>Mealor, Paul : Le Lodi di Dio Altissimo, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Machetta, Domenico : Resta con noi, Signore, la sera
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Rimonda
  • Ensemble: La Camerata Ducale di Parma
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla :: Kyrie
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964

>Sibelius, Jean : Con Te, Gesù :: [Excerpt]
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Rimonda
  • Ensemble: La Camerata Ducale di Parma
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1900

>Rutter, John : A Gaelic Blessing
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Steven Baker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1978.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1978

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: O Mio Signor
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Steven Baker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Durante, Francesco : Vergin, tutto amor
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Mascagni, Pietro : Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Sally Herbert
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Stradella, Alessandro : Pietà, signore (Agnus Dei), aria di chiesa (spurious, by Niedermeyer or Fétis)
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guido Rimonda
  • Ensemble: La Camerata Ducale di Parma
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1840

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria, for voice & piano no 2 (after a second prelude by J.S. Bach)
  • Performer: Alessandro Brustenghi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Steven Baker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal