American Songs  
   
 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]
   
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