Helen Coleman Recordings – Sacred, and The Standards.
Three years after losing my voice due to surgery for Thyroid Cancer, I am thrilled to be able to announce the release of three debut singles.
“Ave Verum” is a reverent Sacred duet composed by Karl Jenkins, arrangement by Daniel Philippe, with Helen Coleman (Soprano), Steve Beck (Baritone), Daniel Philippe (Piano), and the beautiful string quartet of Queensland Virtuosi. Originally known as “Ave Verum Corpus”, this is a short Eucharistic Hymn which dates back to the 14th Century, and has been attributed to Pope Innocent VI.
The 18th of July marks an anniversary, the loss of one of the great ladies of Jazz, Billie Holiday. “Good Morning Heartache” and “Don’t Explain” were made famous by this remarkable Jazz singer who struggled, despite a life of personal tragedy and adversity, to become an enduring and well loved name throughout the world. These Jazz Standards, performed in a slow blues style, are my debut tribute to the legendary “Lady Day.” Acoustic, professionally recorded and mastered, these songs feature Helen Coleman (Vocals), Daniel Philippe (Piano), AJ Hall (Acoustic Bass) and Nathan Goldman (Drums).
****You will find the tracks for sale via download under “Shop” and “Helen Coleman Recordings” on this site.
Latest news…. New recordings by Helen Coleman this month, August 2015. A favourite standard, made famous by Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, sung in the style of a swinging Blues shuffle. Two more Sacred solos, one in Welsh, and the other, Panis Angelicus, “The Bread of Angels.” These will be released at the end of this month.
Both mp3 and WAV versions will be offered. Over the coming months, as they are recorded, I will be releasing more songs. In the meantime, please enjoy these lovely pieces, and a few other videos of Opera Queensland at the G20, and my young students, on this page. Thank you. Helen Coleman, Singer & Recording artist.