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Jeff Beal

The Paper Lined Shack

Supertrain Records
Release Date: June 24, 2022

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1 The Paper Lined Shack for soprano and orchestra / Carefree Girl  
2 The Red Chair  
3 The Paper Lined Shack  
4 Our Garden  
5 My Heart  
6 Things Unseen for string quartet / Ghosts  
7 Spirits  
8 Angels  
9 Gnomes  
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The recording features soprano Hilá Plitmann, Leonard Slatkin conducting the Eastman Philharmonia, and the New Hollywood String Quartet Jeff Beal, celebrated as both a concert composer of affecting chamber and orchestral works as well as a highly-proliic composer for film and television, will release his newest recording project, The Paper Lined Shack, on June 24, on Supertrain Records. Comprising two works - the album’s namesake, “The Paper Lined Shack” for soprano and orchestra, and “Things Unseen” for string quartet - this album is a deeply personal one for Beal in many respects, representing Beal’s lineage, past and present. The libretto to “The Paper Lined Shack” was compiled by Joan Beal, utilizing texts and images sourced from his great-grandmother’s memoir, composed in her late years. The cycle is performed by two-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Hilá Plitmann with the Eastman Philharmonia conducted by the classical music giant Leonard Slatkin; the world premiere of “The Paper Lined Shack'' took place in 2019 with Plitmann, Slatkin, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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