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.
|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|
|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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