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Ave Verum Corpus
W. A. Mozart
Morning Mood 4:22
Melody in F
Walk in Beauty 3:46
Air from Concerto
G. F. Handel
from third movement Symphony No.3
The Return 4:10
Silent Rhapsody 3:28
Symphony No. 6
All English lyrics
by Susan Osborn
and David Densmore
Japanese Lyrics for
Song of the Birds:
by Paul Halley
© Back Alley Music (ASCAP)
For over 25 years, singer and songwriter Susan Osborn has held the high ground of vocal artistry. Her startlingly remarkable voice -- powerful and rich with emotional expression -- came to world prominence when she was lead singer of the Paul Winter Consort between 1978 and 1985, shining on such albums as "Common Ground" and "Missa Gaia."
Osborn has also performed at the United Nations, the Berlin Wall, the Nagano Winter Olympics, the Global Forum in Kyoto and the Hague, and numerous memorial and peace ceremonies at Hiroshima and Post-9/11 New York.
1991 saw the start of a long association in Japan. Osborn's voice has been heard on Toyota commercials and film soundtracks, on a two hour HDTV Special on her life for Asahi Television, at the Winter Olympics, in a stage musical, a televised New Year's Eve program with Skitch Henderson, and at numerous concerts and memorial services.
Recording six albums on Japan's prestigious Pony Canyon label, Osborn's recordings express themes ranging from Japanese folk melodies with English lyrics, Disney song classics, "Still Life" and the most recent "Tideline," both featuring Western classical melodies with English lyrics. Most of these albums, and others, including "Signature," "All Through the Night," "Journey Live," and "ReUnion" are released in the states on Osborn's Golden Throat Recordings label.
Stylistically, Osborn's approach spans original songs (pianist Paul Halley and songwriter Bill Lauf are favorite collaborators) to classical favorites to the freewheeling scat she records with jazz guitarist Ralf Illenberger. She brings refreshing inspiration to pop and jazz standards -- recently working with Seattle jazz legend Overton Berry -- and her candlelit Victorian Valley Chapel Christmas concert series is an established Orcas Island tradition.
The mosaic of artists who have inspired her life includes Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, folk legend Odetta, singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams, Miles Davis keyboardist Robert Irving, Broadway star Betty Buckley, New York Pops maestro Skitch Henderson, the guitar/vocal duo Tuck & Patti, pianist/composer Paul Halley, Native American flutist Gary Stroutsos, oboeist Nancy Rumbel, African master drummer Baba Olatunji, and a menagerie of wild animal voices with the Paul Winter Consort.
For the past two
decades, Osborn and her husband, artist/writer David Densmore, have
lived on Orcas Island, WA. Here, the serenity of nature and the synergy
of the island's vital artistic community inspired the creation of
numerous original songs.
from CD Baby Customer Reviews
the lyrics and Pianosong combine to sound divine!