By Robert Viagas
16 Jul 1998
Resmiranda Records, a small Vermont label, is rushing out a CD recording of Jeanine Tesori's score to the current Broadway revival of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to coincide with the July 16 opening at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
"Lord willing and creeks don't rise we'll have it ready for the opening night," said company spokesperson Joan Barnes as the CD was being mixed. Tesori composed the score to the Off-Broadway musical Violet, which also is expected from Resmiranda, now scheduled for an October release.
Tesori's score includes all the incidental music for the score, plus six songs with Shakespeare's lyrics: "Pie Jesu," "O Mistress Mine." "Come Away, Death," "Hey Robin," "Goodman Devil" and "When That I Was And-a Little Tiny Boy."
Neither Helen Hunt nor Kyra Sedgewick sings on the album, though they appear in the production.
Spokesman Buryl Red said David Patrick Kelly does most of the singing, though all of the musicians make contributions. "Most notable is the performance of 'Pie Jesu' by Marshall Coid, who sings countertenor and plays violin," Red said.
The CD will be sold only at the Beaumont and other Lincoln Center shops that week, with wider distribution in later weeks.
The $16.95 CD can be ordered by calling (1-800) 636-5886. CDs will be shipped ($3 charge) after July 16.
"Incidental Music from Twelfth Night" is produced by That's Music To My Ears.