Performed by the Kanneh-Mason Trio, this is an arrangement of the traditional spiritual Deep River. It is based on the 1904 piano arrangement by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
The trio comprises the Kanneh-Mason siblings Sheku (cello), Isata (piano) and Braimah (violin), and this recording is being released by Decca as their first single as a trio.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s was seen by an international audience of millions when he during the signing of the register at the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle [see video].
It helped drive his debut album, released in January 2018, to the top of classical charts worldwide and it has gone on to sell over 100,000 units.
- Sheku, Isata and Braimah Kanneh-Mason discuss the recording