Conspirare & Craig Hella Johnson – Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Conspirare & Craig Hella Johnson – Johnson: Considering Matthew Shepard (2016)
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Conspirare performs a passion by Craig Hella Johnson, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. Johnson has set a rich variety of texts by Lesléa Newman, Hafiz, Hildegard von Bingen, Michael Dennis Browne, and others. Many Conspirare singers are featured as soloists, and the vocal group is joined by a small ensemble of strings, piano (Craig Hella Johnson), guitar, clarinet, and percussion.

Tracklist:

Craig Hella Johnson (b.1962)

01. Considering Matthew Shepard: Prologue, 1. Cattle, Horses, Sky and Grass
02. Considering Matthew Shepard: Prologue, 2. Ordinary Boy
03. Considering Matthew Shepard: Prologue, 3. We Tell Each Other Stories
04. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 4. Recitation I
05. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 5. The Fence (before)
06. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 6. Recitation II
07. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 7. The Fence (that night)
08. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 8. Recitation III
09. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 9. A Protestor
10. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 10. Keep It Away From Me (The Wound of Love)
11. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 11. Recitation IV
12. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 12. Fire of the Ancient Heart
13. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 13. Recitation V
14. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 14. Stray Birds
15. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 15. We Are All Sons (part 1)
16. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 16. I Am Like You/We Are All Sons (part 2)
17. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 17. The Innocence
18. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 18. Recitation VI
19. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 19. The Fence (one week later)
20. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 20. Recitation VII
21. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 21. Stars
22. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 22. Recitation VIII
23. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 23. In Need of Breath
24. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 24. Gently Rest (Deer Lullaby)
25. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 25. Recitation IX
26. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 26. Deer Song
27. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 27. Recitation X
28. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 28. The Fence (after)/The Wind
29. Considering Matthew Shepard: Passion, 29. Pilgrimage
30. Considering Matthew Shepard: Epilogue, 30. Meet Me Here
31. Considering Matthew Shepard: Epilogue, 31. Thank You
32. Considering Matthew Shepard: Epilogue, 32. All of Us
33. Considering Matthew Shepard: Epilogue, 33. Cattle, Horses, Sky and Grass (Reprise)

Personnel:
Conspirare
Craig Hella Johnson, artistic director, conductor

Recorded February 29–March 3, 2016 at Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College, IN

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