Appear Inspire
  • CAT # 80408

    1. Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia: I. In a garden shady 3:06
    2. Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia: II. I cannot grow 2:10
    3. Britten: Hymn to St. Cecilia: III. O ear whose creatures cannot wish to fall 8:32
    4. Debussy: Trois chansons: I. Dieu! Qu'il la fait bon regarder! 2:23
    5. Debussy: Trois chansons: II. Quaint j'ai ouy le tabourin 2:25
    6. Debussy: Trois chansons: III. Yver, vous n' estes qu'un villain 2:03
    7. Ravel: Trois chansons: I. Nicolette 2:14
    8. Ravel: Trois chansons: II. Trois beaux oiseaux du Paradis 3:43
    9. Ravel: Trois chansons: III. Ronde 2:05
    10. Poulenc: Un soir de neige: I. De grandes cuillers de neige 1:21
    11. Poulenc: Un soir de neige: II. La bonne neige 1:32
    12. Poulenc: Un soir de neige: III. Bois meurtri 2:38
    13. Poulenc: Un soir de neige: IV. La nuit, le froid, la solitude 1:12
    14. Badings: Trois chansons bretonnes: I. La nuit en mer 3:12
    15. Badings: Trois chansons bretonnes: II.La complainte des ames 3:11
    16. Badings: Trois chansons bretonnes: III. Soir d'ete 2:37
    17. Argento: I Hate and I Love: I. I Hate and I Love 1:53
    18. Argento: I Hate and I Love: II. Let us live, my Clodia, and let us love 3:10
    19. Argento: I Hate and I Love: III. Greetings, miss, with nose not small
    20. Argento: I Hate and I Love: IV. My woman says she will be no one's
    21. Argento: I Hate and I Love: V. Was it a lioness from the mountains of Libya 1:41
    22. Argento: I Hate and I Love: VI. You promise me, my dearest life 3:12
    23. Argento: I Hate and I Love: VII. Wretched Catullus, put an end to this madness 3:59
    24. Argento: I Hate and I Love: VIII. I hate and I love 1:56

The great contribution of Robert Shaw to choral music has brought the listener to expect that nearly any recording or live performance under Shaw's direction will be thoroughly stunning, refreshing and performed with remarkable musical insight.

On Appear and Inspire, Robert Shaw and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers give exactly this kind of performance of Argento's I Hate and I Love, Debussy's Trois Chansons, Poulenc's Un Soir de Neige, Badings' Trois Chansons Bretonnes, Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia and Ravel's Trois Chansons.

Find out more about Robert Shaw & Robert Shaw Festival Singers


a cappella is a collection of seventeen unaccompanied choral selections recorded during Robert Shaw's last decade from composers such as Debussy… More


This first CD is a newly recorded collection of the most accessible, spiritually enlightening, and uplifting music of our time—brilliantly… More
Robert Shaw leads his Festival Singers from France in the Shaw-Parker arrangements of spirituals for a cappella chorus. More
"The chorus is beautiful in its flawless execution of Brahm's music. The Telarc recording is flawlessly smooth and natural. Full texts and… More
"...the Poulenc is pungent, varied, full of surprises...Shaw is masterful...nobody beats [him] at this sort of thing. Nobody." —Audio… More
GRAMMY Award Winner for Best Engineered Recording, Classical During the second annual Robert Shaw Institute of Music Festival held in July… More