American Poetry

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti

VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti
Classical 20th Century - Contemporary | Choral Sacred & Secular | Release: 11/2006
297 MB | FLAC tracks + CUE + LOG + Scans | RAR | RS.com

This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.

Tony Furtado - American Gypsy (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 27, 2017
Tony Furtado - American Gypsy (2002)

Tony Furtado - American Gypsy (2002)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 50:52 | 125 MB
Genre: Folk-Rock, Acoustic, Americana | Label: True North Records

American Gypsy introduces itself with about 15 seconds of rumbling instrumental noise, the equivalent of an outsider orchestra tuning, before the opening blues figure of "Oh Berta, Berta" falls down from Tony Furtado's guitar. In those early moments, a new direction is named for Furtado, a bluegrass virtuoso and genre-bending master whose 1997 release, Roll My Blues Away, introduced his perfection of the slide guitar and move away from traditional roots-style composition.

Dams Of The West - Youngish American (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 24, 2017
Dams Of The West - Youngish American (2017)

Dams Of The West - Youngish American (2017)
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:37:57 | 87 MB
Label: 30th Century Records / Columbia | Release Year: 2017

This debut from Dams of the West - aka Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson - is another send up of the state of the USA in 2016. What elevates it above the scores of similar fare is his penchant for vivid lyrics, lush melodies and the Americana influences that fuel the pounding instrumentation. At its best, ‘Youngish American’ exists at the nexus of day-job classics ‘Giving Up the Gun’ and ‘Unbelievers’, offering glimpse of Chris’ massive potential to be an engaging solo star.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 21, 2017
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Poetry in Music (2015)
William Harris, Michael Tippett, Thomas Weelkes, James MacMillan, Ivor Gurney, Robert Ramsey
Benjamin Britten, Edmund Rubbra, Michael East, Herbert Howells, Robert Pearsall, Thomas Tomkins

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: CORO | # COR16134 | Time: 01:10:50

Does music add substance to words or is music inspired by them? Songs of departure and farewell are deeply rooted in the great tradition of British choral music, nourished by ancient myths of testing journeys, wayside transformations and homecomings. The transcendent nature of music and the power of poetry to challenge and alter perceptions of reality – harnessed by English composers over many centuries – flow through a programme that invites contemplation of life and death, of love and loss, creation and eternity. In a journey covering six centuries of musical history, The Sixteen performs a cappella anthems with powerful texts by writers as varied as Edmund Spenser, Christopher Fry and W.H. Auden.
Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (US CD5) (1992) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings}

Messiah - Temple Of Dreams (US CD5) (1992) {WHTE LBLS/american recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 156 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 54 mb
Genre: electronica, dance

"Temple Of Dreams" is the 1992 single by electronic duo Messiah. This was a preview of their debut CD, (21st Century Jesus) (shown as Twenty First Century Jesus in some countries). This single features five mixes of "Temple Of Dreams" plus another song that would be on their album. This was released on WHTE LBLS, distributed through Rick Rubin's american recordings.
Allan Taylor - The American Album & Cajun Moon (1970s, Reissue 2000, Beat Goes On Records # BGOCD488) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - The American Album & Cajun Moon
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 438 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Beat Goes On Records # BGOCD488 | Country/Year: UK 2000, 1970s
Genre: Folk Rock, Acoustic | Style: Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Allan Taylor is one of England's most-respected singer/songwriters. His songs have been covered by artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including Don Williams, Frankie Miller, Fairport Convention, Dick Gaughan, the McCalmans, the Fureys, the Clancy Brothers, and De Dannan. Folk Roots praised him for his "ability to crystallize a mood and evoke an era with the ease of a computer memory access, crafting perfect songs with dramatic changes in the spirit of Brecht, Bikel, and Brel."…
VA - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement (Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966) (1997)

VA - Voices Of The Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966 (1997)
Gospel, Political Folk, Word, Black Gospel, Traditional Folk | 2:16:56 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 313 MB
Label :Smithsonian/Folkways | Year Of Release :1997

The civil rights movement used freedom songs to spread their message, adapting folk and pop tunes with contemporary topical lyrics, or writing new songs addressing social injustice in general, and injustice for African-Americans in particular. This is a two-CD, 43-song compilation of such songs, recorded live in mass meetings in churches between 1960 and 1966. The SNCC Freedom Singers, including in their ranks future Sweet Honey in the Rock mainstay Bernice Johnson Reagon (who wrote the liner notes), contribute quite a few tracks, but the majority are by less professional soloists and choirs.
VA - The Great American Soulbook: Pioneers Of Soul Chapter 1 (2017)

VA - The Great American Soulbook: Pioneers Of Soul Chapter 1 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:01:46 | 135 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, RnB / Label: Jasmine Records

Here is the first volume in a new series devoted the R&B sounds that are burning up dance floors across the UK and Europe. In America too these kinds of sounds are becoming more and more popular with specialist nights springing up all over the globe. 25 remastered selections present some of the biggest names in R&B including: Ruth Brown, Little Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett plus many of the most hopelessly obscure. What they all have in common is the ability to make you shake your hips and stomp your feet to a beat that in many instances was getting us all prepared for the eventual arrival of what we still call soul music in the mid-sixties.

American Jazz Philharmonic - s/t (1993) {GRP}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 14, 2017
American Jazz Philharmonic - s/t (1993) {GRP}

American Jazz Philharmonic - s/t (1993) {GRP}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 279 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: jazz

American Jazz Philharmonic is the 1993 self-titled album by the American Jazz Philharmonic. Released on Dave Grusin's GRP label, the orchestra is conducted by Jack Elliott and features a wide range of musicians, including Joe Porcaro, Phil Woods, Ray Brown amd Louise DiTullio.