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Simple Gifts - 20th Century American and British Art Songs

MS 1555

DDD
Stereo
NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 63'41"
Tracks: 26
Booklet pages: 20
© 2015 Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Simple Gifts - 20th Century American and British Art Songs published on 18 June 2016

Liliana Sydorenko, treble (The Carol of the Birds)
Meredith Wallace, treble (The Carol of the Birds)
Katherine Wessinger, soprano (I Wonder as I Wander)
Helen Karloski, mezzo-soprano (There is a Garden)
New York City Children's Chorus at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
Andrew Henderson, piano, organ
Mary Wannamaker Huff, conductor

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958):

1 The Vagabond
2 The Call
3 The Roadside Fire

Samuel Barber (1910-1981):

4 The Daisies
5 Sure on this Shining Night

Aaron Copland (1900-1990):

Old American Songs
6 The Boatmen's Dance
7 The Dodger
8 Long Time Ago
9 Simple Gifts
10 I Bought Me a Cat
11 The Little Horses
12 Zion's Walls
13 The Golden Willow Tree
14 At the River
15 Ching-a-Ring Chaw

Scott Nsthan Louis (born 1968):

16 Shenando

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):

17 The Sally Gardens
18 The New Year Carol
19 Oliver Cromwell

John Jacob Niles (1892-1980):

20 The Carol of the Birds
21 Go 'Way from my Window
22 I Wonder as I Wander
23 What Songs were Sung

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990):

24 There is a Garden
25 Simple Song

Ernest Charles (1895-1984):

26 When I have Sung my Songs

Recorded 22-24 May 2015 at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, USA

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