George Whitefield Chadwick was one of the most significant and influential composers in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Although best known for his orchestral compositions, he also wrote more than 100 songs for voice and piano in a wide variety of styles. The songs included in this recording, many recorded for the first time, demonstrate Chadwick’s range of styles and subjects. They are creative, playful at times and filled with a distinctive sensitivity and intelligence. Tenor Glenn Siebert has appeared with many of the world’s most acclaimed orchestras and has recorded extensively. He is on the faculty of the University of North Caroline School of the Arts. Pianist Peter Kairoff is on the faculty of Wake Forest University. He has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and China and has recorded music by 19th century American composers for Albany Records.