Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Angelic voice

After this week's choir rehearsal, Barb and I were talking about singers of classical music we enjoy listening to, and I was reminded of how much pleasure I get from hearing Custer LaRue's pure soprano vocals. There were only a couple of YouTube videos that popped up when I searched for her name, but this video is a treat--beautiful photos of Ireland coupled with the plaintive sound of "Mine Eyes Are Now Closing to Rest," from LaRue's CD with Chris Norman and Kim Robertson, Lullaby Journey. The CD is filled with music guaranteed to induce somnolence without grating on one's nerves like other "relaxing" music I've encountered. (The other selections on this CD are not as mournful as this particular song, though the singer does seem to have a penchant for minor keys, which may be why I like her music so much, as I have the same predilection.) For a complete list of LaRue's solo cds and her recordings with The Baltimore Consort, visit Dorian.

4 comments:

Barb said...

That video on youtube is wonderful, quite melancholic. I love her voice and have experienced her in concert with the Baltimore Consort at the Cloisters in NY on a foggy Sunday afternoon - now that was a great way to spend an afternoon! Still, no voice can reach me quite like Emma Kirkby's ;)

LB said...

I agree with Barb regarding the melancholy - it's a little haunting, too, but beautiful.

Fiddler said...

Okay, Barb--favorite Emma Kirkby CD?

Barb said...

I'll make you a compilation - since I am famous for that - ha ha!