LAGRIME MIE - Zachary James, Brandon J. Acker, Barbara Strozzi, Bonnie Montgomery (Official Video)
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LAGRIME MIE - Zachary James, Brandon J. Acker, Barbara Strozzi, Bonnie Montgomery (Official Video)

From the 2020 audio and visual album CALL OUT from Zachary James and company, available where music is streamed! Lagrime Mie Music by Barbara Strozzi New Lyrics by Bonnie Montgomery Theorbo, Brondon J. Acker Lyrics Oh blessed earth, I cry, cry out for thee! The beauties of your nights, and the light, the light of the seas, and the waters of life, and the waters of life. Mother Earth, Mother Earth, How could they, in their greed, ignore your voice, you who gives all of life, you who gives all of life, and all breath?! And the beauties of nature, and the beauties and innocence. And the sun, and the beams, so beautiful in their splendor! And how, oh how, can you cry out, cry aloud to the sun, oh cry? I cry! I cry out unto the heavens, and the sun, the sun that shines on thee! And the jewels! The bluest jewels of heaven, of heaven, the bluest of all of the heavens. Oh blessed earth, I cry out! I cry for thee! You the bluest, you the bluest, you the bluest of all the jewels of heaven, all the jewels. All the jewels, all the jewels, all the jewels of the heavens, Oh Earth, the bluest of all! I will cry, I will cry, I will cry, I will cry for thee! All the bitter pain, the bitter pain, the bitter, all the bitter pain... I will cry for you, cry out for you, cry out for you, Oh Earth, oh Mother Earth. Oh Earth in heaven, Sapphire of the stars! Oh blue sapphire of the stars, Sapphire of the heavens, Sapphire of the stars! Oh, let me cry out for thee! Now I will sing the song of earth! The cry of the Earth, of the Earth. Water is life, water is life, water is life! Mni wiconi, wiconi! I cry, I cry for you, Oh Earth! For, your water is life! CALL OUT audio album now streaming on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal, KKBox, Pandora and more. Visual album exclusively on YouTube.   with Zachary James, Voice Charity Wicks, Piano Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello Bonnie Montgomery, Piano Brandon J. Acker, Theorbo Megan Nielson, Soprano Frederick Poholek, Guitar Kevin Skrla, Steel Guitar  music by Juliana Hall Kristin Hevner Apsara Kasiraman Bonnie Montgomery Rene Orth Rachel J. Peters Paola Prestini Kamala Sankaram Barbara Strozzi Persis Vehar words by Lewis Carroll Lucretia Davidson George Klawitter Robert Maddock Edgar Allan Poe Rumi Royce Vavrek Caitlin Vincent
AHAB - Zachary James, Charity Wicks, Juliana Hall, Caitlin Vincent (Official Video)
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AHAB - Zachary James, Charity Wicks, Juliana Hall, Caitlin Vincent (Official Video)

From the 2020 audio and visual album CALL OUT from Zachary James and company, available where music is streamed! Ahab WORLD PREMIERE Music by Juliana Hall Words by Caitlin Vincent Piano, Charity Wicks Directed by Ellen Jackson AHAB Libretto by Caitlin Vincent Commissioned by Zachary James for Carnegie Hall ​ [with bitterness] The sea is calm now. Heavy with the broken bodies of my men. The splintered pieces of my ship. Weak and brittle when it mattered. Now empty shells in the deep. . . . I had him! Gods above, I had him! The steel in my hand. The throw and the thrust. The gush of his blood. ​[suddenly disoriented] Then the rope round my neck. The pull and the snap. And then. . . then. . . Silence. Darkness. ​[deranged] Where are you? Destroyer! I know you’re here! I can taste your bitter blood in the brine. Come and face me! Come and conquer me if you can! . . . I sense him. Lurking. Like a viper in a dark abyss. But I’m ready. Ready to stab. To spit my last breath! Do you hear me? Demon! . . . Silence. . . . [uneasily] The moon will be out now. Anna will be asleep. Will she feel it when she wakes? Will she weep for the husband she barely knew? . . . ​[with growing fatigue] This inky blackness. . . How it seeps into my eyes. . . Starbuck? Is that you? No. . . I’m alone in the cold and the dark. Alone. Except for you. . . . I’m ready. Waiting. Do you hear me? I’ll wait for you. Rest my head on the floor of the sea. Rest my head, And wait. . . The text AHAB is used by permission of the author, Caitlin Vincent, copyright © 2020. © Copyright 2021 E. C. Schirmer Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP), a division of ECS Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Used with permission. CALL OUT audio album now streaming on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal, KKBox, Pandora and more. Visual album exclusively on YouTube.   with Zachary James, Voice Charity Wicks, Piano Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello Bonnie Montgomery, Piano Brandon J. Acker, Theorbo Megan Nielson, Soprano Frederick Poholek, Guitar Kevin Skrla, Steel Guitar  music by Juliana Hall Kristin Hevner Apsara Kasiraman Bonnie Montgomery Rene Orth Rachel J. Peters Paola Prestini Kamala Sankaram Barbara Strozzi Persis Vehar words by Lewis Carroll Lucretia Davidson George Klawitter Robert Maddock Edgar Allan Poe Rumi Royce Vavrek Caitlin Vincent
PINOCCHIO'S LAMENT - Zachary James, Charity Wicks, Rachel J. Peters, Robert Maddock (Official Video)
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PINOCCHIO'S LAMENT - Zachary James, Charity Wicks, Rachel J. Peters, Robert Maddock (Official Video)

From the 2020 audio and visual album CALL OUT from Zachary James and company, available where music is streamed! Pinocchio's Lament WORLD PREMIERE Music by Rachel J. Peters Words by Robert Maddock Piano, Charity Wicks Puppetry by John Heisel Pinocchio’s Lament Words by R. Maddock Blue fairy, can you hear me?... (verse one) With your blue fairy wand, Please come through. Please respond To this real man with real pressing needs. Hear my call. It’s no joke. Life’s a ball when you’re oak, But this human body tires out and bleeds. (verse two) I was once in full swing Like a dunce on a string Till I got this awkward mess of flesh and bone. And the worst thing that’s real Is the thirst that I feel For a love that I have never fully known. (chorus 1) A body is miraculous and limber. A body comes of age and falls apart, But when I was a puppet made of timber I never had a heartache—or a heart. Now every day I get a little more dead And many of these days are not so good. So wave your magic wand above my forehead And turn me back into a piece of wood. (verse three) Full of sass with no shame, What an ass I became When I disobeyed my maker like a brat. I pursued my own tale. I was food for a whale And I told a lot of lies on top of that. (verse four) Once a toy, now a man, I enjoy what I can— But a puppet’s life is easier by far. Now I choke and I’m weak. Please revoke this physique. How I wish I never wished upon that star. (chorus 2) The world falters when I’m deep in slumber. The world falters when I’m wide awake, But when I was a puppet made of lumber The world was my playground and my cake. Now every day I get a little jaded And all this tension has me feeling low. So help me if your magic hasn’t faded And put me back into my puppet show. (bridge) Sorry I’m not a hero. Sorry I am a slob. Sorry I told that cricket To go find another job. Sorry to disappoint you. Sorry I’m not more brave. Sorry, I know Walt Disney Must be rolling in his grave. (chorus 3) A lifetime is a lot of lonely winters. A lifetime equals mortgages and strife. But when I was a puppet made of splinters I lived a sort of animated life. Now every day I get a little more dead And many of these days are not so good. So wave your magic wand above my forehead And turn me back into a piece of wood. (tag) Please Blue Fairy, let me know. Always, your Pinocchio. CALL OUT audio album now streaming on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal, KKBox, Pandora and more. Visual album exclusively on YouTube.   with Zachary James, Voice Charity Wicks, Piano Jeffrey Zeigler, Cello Bonnie Montgomery, Piano Brandon J. Acker, Theorbo Megan Nielson, Soprano Frederick Poholek, Guitar Kevin Skrla, Steel Guitar  music by Juliana Hall Kristin Hevner Apsara Kasiraman Bonnie Montgomery Rene Orth Rachel J. Peters Paola Prestini Kamala Sankaram Barbara Strozzi Persis Vehar words by Lewis Carroll Lucretia Davidson George Klawitter Robert Maddock Edgar Allan Poe Rumi Royce Vavrek Caitlin Vincent