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 “Lover Man” 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.” And, of course, one of my favourite blues shuffles – Stormy Weather – a Cotton Club favourite first recorded by the wonderful Jazz singer, Lena Horne. Acoustic, professionally recorded and mastered, these songs feature Helen Coleman (Vocals), Daniel Philippe (Piano), AJ Hall (Acoustic Bass) and Nathan Goldman (Drums).
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The Centenery of The Battle of The Somme will see the release of an original new song composed to the poignant lyrics of “In Flanders Fields”. The arrangement consists of emotive Strings, Flugelhorn, Piano and Drums. Update: This song is now available on this website, and can be played in it’s entirety on Soundcloud. Please subscribe to my channel and take a listen.