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.
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)