Sacred songs


By Sumi Jo

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This eclectic collection of prayers, are each unique and different as snowflakes. Many differences of styles are displayed from the sixteenth century well into the twentieth century. These “art songs” are varied in their use of languages: Hebrew, German, Latin, French, and English. Accompaniments range from full
orchestra to one using just the piano. The soprano, Sumi Jo comes to the world of singing from Seoul, South Korea. At the age of twenty-one she left her home to study in Italy. After winning numerous competitions, she made her operatic debut in 1986. The CD includes generous background about the singer, the music and includes translations to English

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