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Sheku Kanneh-Mason: Song - CD

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Song, the new album from cellist Sheku-Kanneh Mason, features music from across the entire spectrum of classical, folk, jazz and pop – all personally curated by Sheku.

The eclectic mix of styles are tied together by one thing – the unique singing voice of Sheku’s cello.

On Song, Sheku collaborates with friends and family, including jazz pianist Harry Baker, singer-songwriter Zak Abel, and soprano Pumeza Matshikiza.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. His performance was greeted with universal excitement and was seen by nearly two billion people globally.

Sheku initially garnered renown as the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, the first black musician to take the title. He has released two chart-topping albums on the Decca Classics label, "Inspiration" (2018) and "Elgar" (2020). The latter reached #8 in the overall UK official album chart, making Sheku the first cellist in history to reach the UK top 10.

TRACK LIST

1. Star of the County Down (Trad. Irish arr. Sheku)
2. Myfanwy (J. Parry arr. Sheku)
3. Lullaby for Kamila (Nigel Kennedy et. al. arr. Sheku & Harry Baker)
4. Villa-Lobos arr. Simon Parkin: Preludio (Modinha) from Bachianas Brasileiras No.1
5. Beethoven: 12 Variations on the theme ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ from Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte
6. Mendelssohn: Song without Words Op.62 No.1 Andante espressivo
7. Mendelssohn: Song without Words Op.109
8. Massenet: Élégie for Soprano, Cello & Piano
9. Stravinsky: Chanson Russe
10. J.S. Bach arr. Sheku: Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh
11. Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps, V. Louange à l'Éternité de Jésus
12. J.S. Bach arr. Sheku: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
13. Cry Me a River (Hamilton arr. Sheku & Harry Baker)
14. Falling in Love Again (Hollaender arr. Simon Parkin)
15. Edmund Finnis: 5 Preludes
16. Same Boat (Sheku & Zak Abel)
17. I Say a Little Prayer (Bacharach arr. Sheku)