Sometime I Sing
music for voice and guitar by Alec Roth
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. This is his third disc with Signum, following a choral album with Ex Cathedra (SIGCD270) and a chamber music disc Songs in Time of War (SIGCD124) also with Mark Padmore and Morgan Szymanski:
“Padmore’s clean tenor finds an ideal vehicle … there’s a transparent, haunting beauty about it, and the accompaniments for violin, harp and guitar are a joy.” The Times