Sometime I Sing


A lyrical collection of chamber works for tenor and guitar – Sometime I Sing unites Gramophone award-winning tenor Mark Padmore with Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski in settings of texts by Thomas Wyatt, Vikram Seth, John Donne and Edward Thomas by the composer Alec Roth.

Roth is a UK-based composer who works across a wide range of musical genres, including stage works, vocal, choral, orchestral, instrumental, and Javanese gamelan – his former posts include Founder/Director of the Royal Festival Hall Gamelan Programme and Southbank Gamelan Players; Music Director of the Baylis Programme, English National Opera; and Associate Composer, Opera North.

A superb disc of music by a prolific and successful composer who has eschewed the passing modernisms of our days.  … this is a disc which deserves widest distribution and take up on radio programmes – Musical Pointers

With the elegant guitarist Morgan Szymanski, one of Britain’s finest tenors explores song settings by Alec Roth. Poems by Vikram Seth are treated mysteriously: slow-moving harmonies, evocative lyrical lines. The 16th·century poet Thomas Wyatt is set more playfully, as befits his wry epigrams on love, lust and mortality. And a bonus: English folksongs, arranged as artfully as Britten did – The Times

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Mark Padmore tenor

Morgan Szymanski guitar

RELEASE DATE: 29/04/2013
BARCODE: 635212033227

My Lute and I

1. I. Sigh and Moan

2. II. Tell Me

3. III. How?

4. IV. A Kiss

5. V. Wonder

6. VI. Out of My Mind

7. VII. Tangled

8. VIII. Sometime I Sing

9. IX. Now Cease

10. Invocation

11. Dark Night

Three Night Songs

12. I. The Gift

13. II. Heart

14. III. All You Who Sleep Tonight

15. Autumnal

English Folk Songs

16. I. Scarborough Fair

17. II. The Brisk Young Widow

18. III. The Turtle Dove

19. IV. Dance to Your Daddy

20. V. Sweet William

21. Lights Out

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