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Daniel Hope

America (CD)

Daniel Hope takes a deep dive into the rich repertoire of American music, exploring its roots and distinctive qualities. "We know a piece is from America the moment we hear it", says Hope. "But what makes music sound American?". Hope’s new album provides some answers, presenting works by composers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Sam Cooke, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Florence Price, Samuel A. Ward and Kurt Weill in outstanding new classical and jazz arrangements for solo violin in different combinations, with vocals, piano, jazz trio, string/chamber orchestra and percussion.


TRACK LIST

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898–1937) / arr. PAUL BATEMAN
Gershwin Song Suite
for Violin, Jazz Trio and String Orchestra
Fascinating Rhythm from Lady, Be Good!
Summertime from Porgy and Bess
‘S Wonderful from Funny Face
The Man I Love from Strike Up The Band
I Got Rhythm from Girl Crazy
Marcus Roberts Trio

SAM COOKE (1931–1964)
A Change Is Gonna Come
arr. for Violin, Voice and Piano by Paul Bateman
Joy Denalane vocals Sylvia Thereza piano

LEONARD BERNSTEIN (1918–1990) / arr. PAUL BATEMAN
West Side Story Suite
for Violin and String Orchestra
America
Maria
Tonight
Somewhere
A Boy Like That
I Have a Love
Mambo

FLORENCE PRICE (1887–1953)
Adoration
arr. for Violin and String Orchestra by Paul Bateman

AARON COPLAND (1900–1990)
At the River from Old American Songs, Set 2
arr. for Violin and String Orchestra by Paul Bateman
Hoe-Down from Rodeo

DUKE ELLINGTON (1899–1974)
Come Sunday from Black, Brown and Beige
arr. for Violin and String Orchestra by Paul Bateman

KURT WEILL (1900–1950) / arr. PAUL BATEMAN
American Song Suite
for Violin and Chamber Orchestra
September Song from Knickerbocker Holiday
My Ship from Lady in the Dark
Speak Low from One Touch of Venus
Mack the Knife from The Threepenny Opera
Joscho Stephan guitar Alexander Ponet percussion

SAMUEL A. WARD (1847–1903)
America the Beautiful
arr. for Violin and Chamber Orchestra by Paul Bateman