Sometime I Sing

sometime I singSometime I Sing is a CD of music for tenor and guitar by Alec Roth performed by Mark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski.  The most substantial work is My Lute and I which sets nine poems by 16th century poet and courtier Sir Thomas Wyatt.  There’s a definite attempt here to evoke the lute with the result that the guitar part is quite muted,  The texts are fairly conventional love poetry of the period and there’s a fair bit of melodic invention in the vocal line.  For some reason “How?” is largely set to the tune of “The Seeds of Love”. Padmore sings very clearly and beautifully in a characteristically English way.  So pleasant to listen to but not very exciting.

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