- Performer:Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed
- Title:Spiritual Sketches
- Style:Vocal Music
- Date of release:June 11, 2013
- Size FLAC version1536 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1512 megabytes
- Size WMA version1493 megabytes
- Formats:RA WAV DMF FLAC AA RA
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Spiritual Sketches, the new recording by tenor Lawrence Brownlee, is, in essence, a showcase for singing; and Brownlee’s singing is worth showcasing, a fiery, flexible bel canto tenor that soars without strain and burbles through ornamentation with comfortable flair. Some of the most fun things about the album, in fact, are those moments where Sneed acknowledges that the arranging of spirituals has acquired a history almost as long as those of the spirituals themselves: Come By Here, Good Lord echoes Hall Johnson’s brighter, bouncier settings; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child channels the Romantic harmonies of Harry T. Burleigh’s.
Brownlee seizes the opportunity for operatic drama and delivers, all the way through to his thrilling nine high Cs. What's remarkable about them is that the first eight don't break the vocal line at all, so that the uninitiated might not realize quite how high a note he's hitting. The title of the album comes from the third of four songs by Ben Moore, settings of Joyce and Yeats, which combine a dulcet, old-fashioned quality with dollops of harmonic tanginess. The vocal lines are long and lyrical, but somehow the texts don't land with maximum impact, perhaps as a result of Brownlee's open diction. Where Burleigh aims for directness, Sneed uses both piano and voice to explore the emotional repercussions of the text. For example, in "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," the vocal line stretches out further with each iteration of the phrase "a long way from home," until the lonely soul succumbs to a wordless vocalise.
Lawrence Brownlee & Damien Sneed - Everytime I Feel the Spirit. album: Spiritual Sketches. Composizioni da camera per canto e pianoforte: Bella Nice, che d'amore. album: Debut Song Recital. Lawrence Brownlee & Damien Sneed - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child. Armida: Dove son io! album: Rossini: Colbran, the Muse (opera arias).
Damien Sneed and Lawrence Brownlee will release Spiritual Sketches on Tuesday. Grammy nominated composer, pianist and conductor Damien Sneed teams with renowned operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee to create Spiritual Sketches, a compilation of fresh arrangements of traditional spirituals. The album will debut on LeChateau Earl Records June 11. ne. itchengine. May 1, 2013 ·. All Night, All Day - Lawrence Brownlee, tenor & Damien Sneed, piano (arranged by Damien L. Sneed) . .
Lawrence Brownlee & Damien Sneed - Spiritual Sketches, 2013. Everytime I Feel the Spirit 02:55. Soon I Will Be Done 03:06. Sinner Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass 04:04. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child 05:56. Down By the Riverside 02:24. There Is a Balm in Gilead 03:23. All Night, All Day 05:24. All songs from Spiritual Sketches. F M H Camons! Killah Green Adam Podd Liz Bachman Travis Nilan Ryan Nelson, Liz Bachman & Travis Nilan Travis Nilan, Claire Neumann, Robin Rothman, Ryan Nelson & Ensemble Travis Nilan, Liz Bachman & The Spidey Project Ensemble Michael Lutton Adam Podd & The Spidey Band Travis Nilan & The Spidey Project Ensemble Jon Roufaeal Katie G Jefx . Dennis One Mile Left Face Your Villains Regina Schmid Audio Kocaine Dave.
In December 2015, he joined Brownlee for The Crypt Sessions at the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, New York. In April 2015, Sneed and Brownlee performed music from their Spiritual Sketches album in Brownlee’s hometown of Youngstown, Ohio at the Ford Family Recital Hall. At Brownlee’s recital debut at Carnegie Hall, Brownlee performed spirituals arranged by Sneed. In March and April of 2013, he was featured with Brownlee in several recitals of arias, art songs and spirituals.
CreditsLawrence Brownlee - Primary Artist, Producer, Tenor (Vocal)
Thibaud Fournales - Assistant Engineer
Miles Fulwider - Engineer
Jeff Jones - Producer
Damien Sneed - Arranger, Piano, Primary Artist, Producer
Tom Tedesco - Engineer
Traditional Spiritual - Composer
|1||There is a Balm in Gilead Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||3:23|
|2||Everytime I Feel the Spirit Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||2:55|
|3||Deep River Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||3:58|
|4||Sinner Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||4:05|
|5||Come By Here Good Lord Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||2:20|
|6||Here's One Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||4:38|
|7||Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||5:57|
|8||Soon I Will Be Done Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||3:07|
|9||All Day, All Night Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||5:24|
|10||Down By the Riverside Traditional Spiritual||Lawrence Brownlee / Damien Sneed||2:25|