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Feel the Spirit / Rutter, W. & M. Marshall, Creese, et al

Album Summary

>Rutter, John : Feel the Spirit, a cycle of spirituals for mezzo-soprano, choir & orchestra
>Shearing, George : Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare, for chorus, double bass & piano
>Rutter, John : The Heavenly Aeroplane, for chorus & orchestra
>Rutter, John : Lord of the Dance, for chorus & orchestra
>Rutter, John : Birthday Madrigals, for choir, double bass & piano
>Carmichael, Hoagy : Skylark
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"Whatever you feel about Rutter's compositions - and I admit I'm not usually a fan - you'd have to be a real killjoy to be able to resist this disc. Its trump card is undoubtedly his new spirituals cycle 'Feel the Spirit,' premiered in New York in June. The five central pieces - flanked by two rather predictable settings for full choir and orchestra, complete with brass fanfares - showcase Marshall's lovely mezzo voice, rich yet focused..." ***** -BBC Music

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Cambridge Singers (vocals); Melanie Marshall (mezzo soprano); Malcolm Creese (double bass).

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (03/2001-04/2001).



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>Rutter, John : Feel the Spirit, a cycle of spirituals for mezzo-soprano, choir & orchestra
  • Performers: Victoria Walpole (English Horn); John Rutter (Organ); Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Knight (Harp)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 28 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Shearing, George : Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare, for chorus, double bass & piano
  • Performers: John Rutter (Organ); Malcolm Creese (Double Bass); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 17 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : The Heavenly Aeroplane, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performer: John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1985
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : Lord of the Dance, for chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: John Rutter (Organ); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano); Malcolm Creese (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: Cambridge Singers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1999
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Rutter, John : Birthday Madrigals, for choir, double bass & piano
  • Performers: Malcolm Creese (Double Bass); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano); John Rutter (Organ)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1995

>Carmichael, Hoagy : Skylark
  • Performers: Malcolm Creese (Double Bass); Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano); John Rutter (Organ); Melanie Marshall (Mezzo Soprano); Daniel Pailthorpe (Flute)
  • Conductor: John Rutter
  • Ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: John Rutter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Studio