Three of Bach's four cantatas for solo alto were written within the period of a few months in the year, 1726. It is surmised by musicologists that they were written for a specific singer, for they are very difficult, and not easily sung by the moderately skilled personage. There are strenuous technical demands on the vocal and expressive qualities of the singer, who must be an accomplished coloratura capable of expressive cantible singing as well as possessing accurate intonation. A female or a castrato voice were out of the question, but a high falsetto was not.
Carpathian Forest (previously known as "The Childmolesters", then "Enthrone") formed in 1990, & emerged with the demo tape "Bloodlust and Perversion" in 1992. In 1993 the band released a second demo: Journey Through the Cold Moors of Svarttjern. The following year, they signed to Avantgarde Music and recorded their first EP, Through Chasm, Caves and Titan Woods in 1995, followed by the debut album Black Shining Leather in 1998…..
Definitely progressive rock in the '70s tradition, this album takes elements of many classic prog bands and combines them into a mix all their own. Yes, Genesis, UK, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, and Renaissance are among the bands who Izz seem to look to for stylistic inspiration. One cut even features a guitar solo that calls to mind Steve Howe's most frantic and inspired work. The band is Tom Gaglano, John Gaglano, Brian Coralian, Greg Dimicela, and Philip Gaita.