SONG BE MY SOUL
Debut album by DEBORAH ROSE
Deborah’s debut album, ‘Song Be My Soul’ was launched in 2013 at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, USA. The title track ‘Song be My Soul’ fuses self-penned words with the Welsh folk song, Calon Lan and is majestic in its arrangement of piano and strings.
The album frames Deborah’s purity of voice with classic folk and a whisper of the mystic energy gained from her celtic roots, reflecting Deborah’s love of myth, legend and the esoteric. The hauntingly dramatic “Lady of Shalott” inspired by Tennyson’s epic poem is placed amongst beautiful compositions celebrating the works of Blake, Dickens, Rossetti and Shakespeare.
Orchestrated by classical composer Martin Riley, the album features the Aber Valley Male Voice Choir, eastern sounds of the bansuri flute and tabla, and an unreleased poem of late songstress Eva Cassidy, taking the listener on a musical journey of Deborah’s passion for art and literature.
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1/ Song Be My Soul
2/ Taigh Allain
4/ Lady Of Shalott
5/ Little Boat
6/ Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day
7/ A Child’s Hymn
8/ Tyger Tyger
9/ The First Day
10/ Autumn Leaves
11/ The Rose (with the Abner Valley Male Voice Choir)
All songs performed by Deborah Rose
1, 2, 6, 7, 8 – Co-written and arranged with Martin Riley.
2 – Co-written with Daniel Hodgson
3 – A poem by Eva Cassidy adapted by Deborah Rose and Dan Cassidy. Music by Ian King.
4 – Words by Tennyson, Music by Ian King.
5 – Words and Music by Ian King
Words inspired by poets Shakespeare (6), Dickens (7), Blake (8) and C.Rossetti (9)
9 – Words by Rossetti, Words and Music by Deborah Rose, arranged by Dave Hamill
10 – Written by Kosma/ Mercer
* Written by Amanda Mcbroom
Recorded and mixed by Gavin Monaghan at the Magic Garden Studios and Richard Wood at the Old Smithy, UK.
Also recorded at The Hatch, Tenbury with Andy Bell and Accapella Studios, Pentyrch, UK.
Mastered by Mike Monsieur at Bias Studios, Washington DC.
Musicians who played:
Piano by Martin Riley and Ian King, cello by Catherine Harper, guitar by Simon Othen, tabla by Mendi Singh, flute by Praful Mystic, violin by Leighton Hargreaves, and Dan Cassidy.