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HE 0231

American Song

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2012

Originally recorded in 1977

Artists:

Meriel Dickinson

(mezzo soprano)

Peter Dickinson

(piano)

Venue:

Walter Moberly Hall, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

20 Apr 1975

All Saints Church, Petersham

28 Mar 1977

Engineer:

Robert Auger



Record Label
Heritage Records

Genre:

Vocal & Song


Piano

Total Time - 64:56
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GEORGE GERSHWIN

1 

'I got rhythm' from Girl Crazy (1930)

1:57
  (arr. Peter Dickinson)  
  Text: Ira Gershwin  
 

ELLIOTT CARTER

 

Three Poems of Robert Frost

 
2 'Dust of Snow' 1:12
3 'The Rose Family' 1:28
4 'The Line Gang' 1:47
  Premiere recording. Texts: Robert Frost  
 

AARON COPLAND

5 

'In Evening Air' (1966) [piano solo]

2:51
6 

'Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)' (1972) [piano solo]

6:25
  Premiere recording  
7 

'Poet's Song' (1927)

1:38
  Premiere recording. Text: E.E. Cummings  
 

ELLIOTT CARTER

8 

'Voyage' (1943)

5:19
  Premiere recording. Text: Hart Crane  
 

VIRGIL THOMSON

 

Two by Marianne Moore

 
9 'English Usage' 2:12
10 'My Crow Pluto' 2:18
  Premiere recording. Texts: Marianne Moore  
 

JOHN CAGE

 

Five Songs for Contralto

 
11 'Little four paws' 1:25
12 'Little Christmas Tree' 3:09
13 'In just' 1:09
14 'Hist whist' 1:04
15 'Another comes' 1:04
  Premiere recording. Texts: E.E. Cummings  
 

VIRGIL THOMSON

16 

'Portrait of F.B. (Frances Blood' (1929)

5:44
  Text: Gertrude Stein  
 

GEORGE GERSHWIN

17 

'A Foggy Day' from A Damsel in Distress (1937)

2:31
18 

'Thay all laughed' from Shall We Dance (1937)

2:23
  (arr. Peter Dickinson)  
  Texts: Ira Gershwin  
 

AARON COPLAND

 

from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

 
19 'There came a wind like a bugle' 1:33
20 'Why do they shut me out of Heaven?' 1:52
21 'The world feels dusty' 1:51
22 'Heart, we will forget him' 2:06
23 'Dear March, come in!' 2:07
24 'Sleep is supposed to be' 2:55
25 'I felt a funeral in my brain' 2:09
26 'I've heard an organ talk sometimes' 2:10
27 'Going to Heaven!' 2:37
  Texts: Emily Dickinson  
   
 Meriel Dickinson (mezzo soprano)
  [Tracks 1-4, 7-27]  
 Peter Dickinson (piano)
[piano]
   
  Everything, apart from the Emily Dickinson Songs,  
   
  Emily Dickinson Songs  
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