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Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Song (CD)

The brand new solo album from celebrated cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, which reveals more about the star and what inspires him than ever before. Entitled Song (referring to the unique singing tone of the cello), this is Sheku’s most personal album yet, presenting a musical portrait of the gifted musician.

Stretching from Bach to Bacharach, Song sees Sheku present an extraordinary kaleidoscope of music, joined by some of the musicians he loves working with, collaborating with both family and friends while showcasing his skills as both arranger and composer. He and his cello travel effortlessly from simple folk tunes through to classical works including Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky, to jazz melodies and an original pop song, written by the cellist himself – all the while demonstrating his innate ability to communicate with his listeners. This eclectic mix of styles, all tied together by the striking sound of Sheku’s cello, reflects his breadth as a musician, demonstrating how he takes inspiration from many genres.

Trad. Irish arr. Sheku: Star of the County Down
Solo cello
J. Parry arr. Sheku: Myfanwy
3 cellos all played by Sheku
Nigel Kennedy et. al. arr. Sheku & Harry Baker: Lullaby for Kamila
Sheku, pianist Harry Baker
Villa-Lobos arr. Simon Parkin: Preludio (Modinha) from Bachianas Brasileiras No.1
5 cellos
Beethoven: 12 Variations on the theme ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’” from Mozart’s opera “Die Zauberflöte
Sheku, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason
Mendelssohn: Song without Words Op.62 No.1 Andante espressivo
Sheku, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason
Mendelssohn: Song without Words Op.109
Sheku, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason
Massenet: Élégie for Soprano, Cello & Piano
Sheku, soprano Pumeza Matshikiza, pianist James Baillieu
Stravinsky: Chanson Russe
Sheku, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason
J.S. Bach arr. Sheku: Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh
5 cellos
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps, V. Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus
Sheku, pianist James Baillieu
J.S. Bach arr. Sheku: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
4 cellos
Hamilton arr. Sheku & Harry Baker: Cry Me a River
Sheku, pianist Harry Baker
Hollaender arr, Simon Parkin: Falling in Love Again
Sheku, cellist Hannah Roberts
Edmund Finnis: 5 Preludes
Solo cello
Sheku & Zak Abel: Same Boat
Sheku, singer Zak Abel
Bacharach arr. Sheku: I Say a Little Prayer
Solo cello