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The triumph of iambic pentameter

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The triumph of iambic pentameter

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The first of two discs funded by a grant from the NEA, The Esoterics’ sixth CD, SONETTARIA, presents fourteen settings of sonnets: a choral \”sonnet of sonnets.\”

Recorded after the SONETTO concert series in May 2006, this CD features six world premiere choral settings of Michelangelo, Rossetti, and Browning by Eric Banks, Lorri Kristin Froggét, and John Muehleisen.

In addition, The Esoterics sings two sonnets of Petrarch by Lars John Werle, and five sonnets of Shakespeare by Paul Crabtree, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, and Dominick Argento.

To complete this disc, the ensemble performs Three nocturnes by Carlos Chávez, and is joined by guest harpists Alexis Odell and Melissa Walsh to present Robert Moran’s Notturno in Weiss.

Track listing

1 O notte (2006) Eric Banks
Three nocturnes (1942) Carlos Chávez
2 Sonnet to sleep
3 To the moon
4 So we’ll go no more a-roving
Notturno im Weiss (2006) Robert Moran
5 Die steinerne Familie
6 In totenstiller Nacht
7 Die Lilie
8 I dream of you to wake (2006) Lorri Kristin Froggét
9 Youth gone, and beauty (2006) Lorri Kristin Froggét
10 Sonetto XXXV (1989) Lars Johan Werle
11 Sonetto CCXCII (1993) Lars Johan Werle
12 Time [from Five Shakespeare songs] (1997) Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
13 Sonnet LXIV (2002) Dominick Argento
Three rose madrigals (2000) Paul Crabtree
14 O how much more
15 The forward violet thus I did chide
16 O! never say that I was false of heart
17 The soul’s expression (2006) John Muehleisen
18 Perplexed music (2006) John Muehleisen
19 Etternalmente vive (2006) Eric Banks

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