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Seven Franchetti Songs

The Seven Franchetti Songs are very much a child of the web.  For several years I volunteered for Catherine Austin Fitts as a producer for her Solari Report, a subscriber based weekly podcast of financial news and the politics that impact financial markets.  Each report featured a guest who Catherine interviewed, the guests ranging from […]

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New Release: Linton: Carmina Catulli

“Linton… responds to the poetry with music of an eclectic but coherent and distinctive style, contemporary but otherworldly…British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs. He […]

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Daniel Shaw: Missa Brevis

Daniel Shaw: Missa Brevis

Refinersfire is proud to introduce Missa Brevis from composer, conductor, and choir director Daniel Shaw. The artistry of Mr. Shaw and The Composer’s Choir has been a featured element on several previous releases from Refinersfire, and it is a particular pleasure to present the unique and beautiful voice of his original compositions along side of […]

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Michael Linton: Antiphon for Good Friday

Linton: Antiphon For Good Friday

Composer Mike Linton lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and teaches freshman and sophomore level music theory at Middle Tennessee State University.   He is one of the founding members of Refinersfire.   Daniel Shaw is a conductor and composer and music teacher who specializes in small ensembles. He received degrees in music (B.A. Dartmouth College), choral conducting […]

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Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960, Op. Posthumous

Franz Schubert’s Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960, was the composer’s last major composition for piano. Written in the autumn months of 1828 before the composer’s death on November 19 — only two months before his thirty-second birthday — the sonata lay unpublished for almost a decade (hence its traditional title, “opus posthumous”). Although initially […]

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McMurtry: Petitions

Petitions

A while back a dear friend of mine, who is a baritone in a local choir, excitedly came to me with a request that went something like this: “I have found the most beautiful text. It is from the New Zealand Prayer Book. It would be great if you could set it to music.” Its […]

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Sinai Mass

The 4-track Album and Full Score are available to download for FreePlease consider supporting the work of Refinersfire by paying what you’d like or by making a contribution below       The “Sinai Mass” is intended to be sung by the parish congregation and the important words there are “mass”, “congregation” and “sung.” This is not […]

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Home on the Range

Most are likely familiar with the tune “Home on the Range,” but you must have a listen to this version by Michael Linton, featuring tenor H. Stephen Smith and pianist Janet Linton. Like last week’s Featured Release, Git Along You Littl’ Doggiesit is part of the song cycle Song’s of the Sand Hills. This live recording features tenor, H. Stephen Smith and pianist, Janet Linton, and is available as a free download below (be sure to check out other free downloads at the Refinersfire SoundCloud). Another major song cycle from Michael Linton featuring Mr. Smith, Seven Songs of Franchetti, which he premiered at Carnegie Hall in March, is anticipated for a August 2014 release.


 

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