Track listing

 

Joseph Summer

01 Sonnets V and VI  5:03

Jennifer Sgroe, Jessica Lennick, Thea Lobo, Sophie Michaux, Neal Ferreira voices

Franziska Huhn harp

Kevin Owen, Josh Michal horn

 

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02 Sonnet CIV  3:49

Sophie Michaux mezzo soprano

Franziska Huhn harp

 

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03 Sonnet XCI  3:09

Neal Ferreira tenor

Kevin Owen, Josh Michal horns

 

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04 Sonnet LXXIII  3:39

Jessica Lennick, Jennifer Sgroe, Thea Lobo, Sophie Michaux, Neal Ferreira voices

Franziska Huhn harp

Josh Michal, Kevin Owen horns

 

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05 Sonnet CXXXIII  8:44

Jessica Lennick soprano

Neal Ferreira tenor

Franziska Huhn harp

Kevin Owen, Josh Michal horns

 

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06 If by Your Art  6:43

from The Tempest

Jessica Lennick soprano

Franziska Huhn harp

 

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07 O God, That I Were a Man  3:35

from All’s Well That Ends Well

Thea Lobo mezzo soprano

Kevin Owen horn

 

Robert Schumann

Drei Gesänge, Op.95

Text by Karl Julius Körner; based on three of the Hebrew Melodies by Lord Byron

Jennifer Sgroe soprano

Franziska Huhn harp

08 Jeptha’s Daughter  2:29

09 Sun of the Sleepless  2:10

10 Thy Days Are Done  2:32

 

Johannes Brahms

Vier Gesänge, op.17

Jessica Lennick, Jennifer Sgroe, Sophie Michaux, Thea Lobo voices

Franziska Huhn harp

Josh Michal, Kevin Owen horns

11 Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang (The full sound of harps rings out)  3:15

Text by Friedrich Ruperti

12 Lied von Shakespeare (Song from Shakespeare)  2:02

Text by August Wilhelm Schlegel

13 Der Gärtner (The Gardener) 3:36

Text by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff

14 Gesang aus Fingal (Song from “Fingal”) 4:58

Anonymous translation of Ossian (James MacPherson)

 

Benjamin Pesetsky

15 Answer and Question 6:25

from All’s Well That Ends Well

Jennifer Sgroe, Jessica Lennick, Thea Lobo voices

Franziska Huhn harp

Josh Michal, Kevin Owen horns

 

CREDITS

 

All pieces recorded April 10-11, 2017 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA, except for Track 7, which was recorded September 30, 2015 in the same location.

Music Director & Conductor Tim Ribchester

Recording Engineer Joseph Chilorio

Producer Joseph Summer

 

This recording was made possible by a generous grant from the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation.

 

Executive Producer Bob Lord

 

Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil

 

VP, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Audio Director Lucas Paquette

Mastering Shaun Michaud

 

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell

Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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