This comprehensive collection is the best one-volume source available on the topic, with a mix of familiar recital standards and intriguing material awaiting discovery. Includes composers from c. 1900 into the 21st century. Some songs make their first published appearance in American Art Song: Gian Carlo Menotti's moving “The Old Man's Song,” Michael Tilson Thomas' inspired “Grace,” dedicated to Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Jay Kernis' “A Good Boy,” as well a boogie-woogie art song by the editor, “Blue Monday.” The same songs appear in High Voice and Medium/Low Voice.
CONTENTS: BARBER: The Monk and His Cat • Night Wanderers • St. Ita's Visioon • A Slumber Song of the Madonna • Strings in the earth and air • BEACH: Meadow-Larks • BOLCOM: Amor • The Bustle in a House • CARPENTER: On the seashore of endless worlds • CHANLER: The Lamb • Meet Doctor Livermore • CORIGLIANO: The Cloisters: Fort Tryon Park: September • Song to the Witch of the Cloisters • Christmas at the Cloisters • The Unicorn • Forever Young • DELLO JOIO: Farewell to the House in Bonac • DOUGHERTY: Love in the Dictionary • Review • DUKE: I carry your heart • GRIFFES: In a Myrtle Shade • The Lament of Ian the Proud • HAGEMAN: At the Well • Do not go, my love • HARBISON: Breakfast Song • Odor • HEGGIE: Animal Passion • Once Upon a Universe • HOIBY: The Shepherd • Where the Music Comes From • IVES: Evening • In the mornin' • Serenity • KERNIS: A Good Boy • LEKBERG: The Spring and the Fall • MECHEM: Debts • MEHLDAU: I love the dark hours of my being • MENOTTI: The Old Man's Song • The Swing • MOORE: The Cloak, the Boat, and the Shoes • NILES: Calm is the night • Reward • PASATIERI: I thank all who have loved me • PREVIN: Good morning midnight • WILLIAM SCHUMAN: Orpheus with his lute • STILL: The Breath of a Rose • THOMSON: Love Song • A Prayer to Saint Catherine • TILSON THOMAS: Grace • WALTERS: Blue Monday
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Series: Vocal Collection