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Joanna Estelle: Emergence


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Joanna Estelle presents Emergence: a compilation of works produced under her personal philosophy that “quality music uplifts humankind.” The opening work is “Umori” [Moods], ten character pieces for piano soloist, musical superlatives describing ten familiar dispositions of the human condition: Ardent, Determined, Energetic, Whimsical, Shimmery, Repentant, Reflective, Wistful, Solemn, and Hopeful. Compositionally, the overarching style is one of charismatic sentiment, accented by the bright timbre of Lacroix’s piano. The work is altogether lovely and a wonderful introduction to “Susannah’s Lullaby (This is a Face of Love),” and “Language of a Rose,” the first two art songs included on the album. “Moyi mamij” [For My Mother] is an exquisite quartet that brings a tear to the eye of anyone who has ever felt a mother’s love. In that sentiment, let’s hope that Princes William and Harry will have the opportunity to hear Estelle’s “Qu’est-ce que c’est la vie? [What is life?]" a homage to “The People’s Princess,” for which Estelle wrote not only the music, but the French text. In “Abwoon d’bwashmaya” [Aramaic Lord’s Prayer], Estelle’s writing is reverent and prayerful -- blending perfectly the melodic sonorities of the soprano voice and the cello. Estelle showcases her choral writing with the inclusion of four works: “Water Canticle (For Margaret Trudeau),” “La chanson de ton coeur” [The Song of Your Heart], “Child of the Manger,” and “Song for Abwoon.” Estelle, who once put music aside to appease her parents by studying psychology and accounting instead, is now a well-respected composer in Canada. She relates, “When you see people around the world are listening to and loving your songs, you know composing is something you should take seriously.”
Facts
Item number NV6161
Barcode 896931004619
Release date 5/11/2018
Category Classical Music
Label NAVONA
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Various Artists
Disc: 1
Umori (Moods)00:16:00
1 Umori: I. Appassionato 00:01:23 Lacroix, Frédéric
2 Umori: II. Determinato 00:01:11 Lacroix, Frédéric
3 Umori: III. Energico 00:01:10 Lacroix, Frédéric
4 Umori: IV. Estroso 00:01:39 Lacroix, Frédéric
5 Umori: V. Luccicante 00:01:23 Lacroix, Frédéric
6 Umori: VI. Pentito 00:01:54 Lacroix, Frédéric
7 Umori: VII. Riflessivo 00:02:01 Lacroix, Frédéric
8 Umori: VIII. Sognante 00:01:35 Lacroix, Frédéric
9 Umori: IX. Solenne 00:01:48 Lacroix, Frédéric
10 Umori: X. Speranzoso 00:01:35 Lacroix, Frédéric
Susannah's Lullaby (This Is a Face of Love)00:04:00
11 Susannah's Lullaby (This Is a Face of Love) 00:03:38 Lacroix, Frédéric Strickland, Morgan
Language of a Rose00:05:00
12 Language of a Rose 00:04:52 Lacroix, Frédéric Strickland, Morgan Wilkie, Brandon
Moyi mamij (For My Mother)00:04:00
13 For My Mother 00:03:53 Lacroix, Frédéric Wilkie, Brandon Dziubaniuk, Laura Ewashko, Laurence
Qu'est-ce que c'est la vie? (What Is Life?)00:04:00
14 Qu'est-ce que c'est la vie? (Hommage à Diana, Prin 00:04:27 Lacroix, Frédéric Strickland, Morgan Wilkie, Brandon
Abwoon d'bwashmaya00:05:00
15 Abwoon d'bwashmaya (Aramaic Lord's Prayer) 00:05:06 Brown, Susan Elizabeth Gjernes, Roland
Water Canticle (arr. J.G. Armstrong for voice, cho00:04:00
16 Water Canticle (For Margaret Trudeau) [Arr. J.G. A 00:04:20 Ryan, Robert Ewashko, Laurence Urbancic, Aude Ewashko Singers
La chanson de ton coeur (The Song of Your Heart)00:03:00
17 La chanson de ton cœur 00:03:05 Sweeney, Sonya Loback, Jamie Capital Chamber Choir
Child of the Manger (arr. J.G. Armstrong for choir00:04:00
18 Child of the Manger (Arr. J.G. Armstrong for Choir 00:03:42 Loback, Jamie Capital Chamber Choir
Song for Abwoon00:12:00
19 Song for Abwoon 00:11:43 Miller, Jeffrey Wilkie, Brandon Ewashko, Laurence Brown, Susan Elizabeth Ewashko Singers Margely, Pascale Hodgson, Frédéric Amyot, Bridgitte James, Kevin Marquis, Jean-François Kilpatrick, Peter
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