Rob Mathes | Orchestral Songs

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Orchestral Songs

by Rob Mathes

Orchestral blues infused spiritual pop.
Genre: Easy Listening: Crooners/Vocals
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1. Sweep The House Clean
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2. A Drinking Song
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3. When You Are Old
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4:53 album only
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4. A Tanka (Alone)
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5. She's With Me
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6. The Rose, The Lili, The Sun, The Dove
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7. I Have Wondered
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8. Embroidered Cloths
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9. Valentine's Day (Far Away)
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10. This Winter
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11. Sweep The House Clean (Trio)
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12. Nobody Told Me
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13. Mother Prelude
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14. Mother Of My Children
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15. Lullaby Prelude
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16. Lullaby
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17. Finally You Appear
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18. That I Can Do
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19. Want You, Miss You, Love You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Once Rob discovered Mahler and Bernstein at the Berklee College Library and left to study with master composer and pedagogue Myron Fink at SUNY Purchase, he realized that he would only truly learn orchestration via experience. Counterpoint and harmony were one thing. Bach fugues and Wagner’s Tristan Prelude, not to mention Stravinsky’s bitonal writing in Le Sacre; these were coming straight from the score through Myron’s brain to Rob's ears. His life was changed.

Orchestral Songs is a departure, a love offering dedicated musically to the masters. Britten, Mahler, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Corigliano, Beethoven, Bach, Rorem, Bernstein, Sondheim...the list goes on and on. Giants that make it impossible to ever make the grade. That said, giants that make life literally an endless adventure, a search for clarity of vision. Something else indeed.

The music is all orchestral with some rhythm section and grooves but mostly side steeping harmony and devotional lyrics ala Yeats, William Carlos Williams and Heinrich Heine. Evening Train is Rob's musical testimony. Orchestral Songs is Rob's vacation in romantic dreamland.


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laurent

masterpiece
amazing!!! my god what a masterpiece!!! one of the best record of the last decade, seriously i am totally speachless!
well done MR MATHES YOU ARE A MASTER.

Steve

Wanted to slit my wrists
Rob is amazing. He composes, arranges and then sings the song. There is such a freshness to what he does and how he does it. These are contemporary art songs but there is nothing "temporary" about the songs or how he has presented them.

gaby

AWESOME!
Just another brilliant and absolutely moving, emotional album courtesy of one of the most talented musicians of our time: Rob Mathes. This guy deserves BIG credit ...This album is a killer, beginning to end!