Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard

Listen to the new choral album Considering Matthew Shepard just released by Conspirare. It was composed and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson as an oratorio that explores the life, death, and legacy about the young gay Wyoming man who was beaten to death in 1998.

New Album

Considering Matthew Shepard (2016) – 33 songs, 1 hr 45 min (2 CDs)



Here are some videos with songs from their new album.

Cattle, Horses, Sky and Grass – 6 min 53 sec


We Tell Each Other Stories – 4 min 54 sec


For those not familiar with Conspirare, these are videos from a PBS TV special “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert” featuring their 2010 Grammy-nominated album recorded at Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, Texas in 2008.

Agnus Dei (Samuel Barber) – 5 min 14 sec


Gabriel’s Oboe (Ennio Morricone) – with cellist Bion Tsang – 2 min 54 sec


Let the River Run (Carly Simon) – 2 min 8 sec


Will There Really Be A Morning – 3 min 25 sec


What If (Eric Whitacre) – 3 min 29 sec


I Love You / What a Wonderful World – 3 min 34 sec


Listen to more of his music at my Conspirare post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well along with an updated playlist.

Photo credit: Considering Matthew Shepard @ Amazon (album cover)

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