Charles Wuorinen Series - Vocal Works

Album Summary

>Wuorinen, Charles : Two Machine Portraits, for voice & piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : The Long Boat, for voice & English horn
>Wuorinen, Charles : Twang, for mezzo-soprano or soprano & piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : Lightenings VIII
>Wuorinen, Charles : Visible, for voice & violin
>Wuorinen, Charles : September 11, 2001 for voice & piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : Fenton Songs no 1
>Wuorinen, Charles : Christes Crosse, for voice & piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : Pentecost, for voice & harp
>Wuorinen, Charles : A Song to the Lute in Musicke, for voice & piano
>Wuorinen, Charles : Stanzas Before Time, for voice & harp
>Wuorinen, Charles : A Winter's Tale
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This series devoted to one of America's most significant composers brings together 12 vocals works, all but one written in the last two decades. Most of the shorter selections were composed for the Works and Process at the Guggenheim sereies in New York, and were designed for programs honoring the various poets (Les Murray, John Ashbery, Derek Walcott, Stanley Kunitz and Paul Auster).



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Works Details

>Wuorinen, Charles : Two Machine Portraits, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Ryan MacPherson (Voice); Phillip Bush (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Wuorinen, Charles : The Long Boat, for voice & English horn
  • Performers: Mary Nessinger (Mezzo Soprano); Jackie Leclair (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Wuorinen, Charles : Twang, for mezzo-soprano or soprano & piano
  • Performers: James Winn (Piano); Phyllis Bryn-Julson
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (11/16/1993-11/17/1993)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1989

>Wuorinen, Charles : Lightenings VIII
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); James Winn (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1994.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Wuorinen, Charles : Visible, for voice & violin
  • Performers: Mary Nessinger (Mezzo Soprano); Mark Steinberg (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Wuorinen, Charles : September 11, 2001 for voice & piano
  • Performers: William Ferguson (Piano); Phillip Bush (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Wuorinen, Charles : Fenton Songs no 1
  • Performer: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Cygnus Ensemble
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Wuorinen, Charles : Christes Crosse, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); Alan Feinberg (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1994.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1994

>Wuorinen, Charles : Pentecost, for voice & harp
  • Performers: Ryan MacPherson (Voice); June Han (Harp)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Wuorinen, Charles : A Song to the Lute in Musicke, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano); James Winn (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1969-70.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1969-1970

>Wuorinen, Charles : Stanzas Before Time, for voice & harp
  • Performers: Ryan MacPherson (Voice); June Han (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001

>Wuorinen, Charles : A Winter's Tale
  • Performer: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
  • Conductor: Charles Wuorinen
  • Notes: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY (11/16/1993-11/17/1993)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990-1991