Magazine article Gramophone

'Eternal Life': 'Sacred Songs and Arias'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Eternal Life': 'Sacred Songs and Arias'

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'Eternal Life'

'Sacred Songs and Arias'

S Adams The Holy City JS Bach/Gounod Ave Maria Dungan Eternal Life Faure En priere Franck Panis angelicus Gounod O Divine Redeemer Malotte The Lord's Prayer Mendelssohn Elijah--Hear ye, Israel! Mozart Solemn Vespers, K339--Laudate Dominum Schubert Ave Maria, D839 Traditional Give me Jesus! (arr Hogan). He's got the whole world in his hands (arr Hogan). His name so sweet (arr Johnson). Ride on, King Jesus (arr Johnson)

Amy Pfrimmer sop Dreux Montegut pf

MSR Classics (F) MS1525 (48' * DDD * T/t)

There can never be a doubt that Amy Pfrimmer feels what she is singing. The American soprano brings a deep well of fervour to the repertoire on 'Eternal Life', her recording with pianist Dreux Montegut. Much of the fare is familiar, ranging from the Gounod and Schubert settings of Ave Maria and pieces by Faure, Franck, Mendelssohn and Mozart to a selection of Spirituals.

Among the works known better in church than concert contexts are Eternal Life, Olive Dungan's song set to the Prayer for Peace by St Francis of Assisi, Albert Hay Malotte's rapturous version of the Lord's Prayer and Stephen Adams's majestic The Holy City. …

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