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The Aldeburgh Collection - Our Own Songs / Pieczonka, Whicher, Turnbull, et al

Album Summary

>Greer, John : Allegory of Sweet Desire, song cycle for voice & piano
>Holman, Derek : The Heart Mislaid, song cycle for voice & piano
>Holman, Derek : Airs and Echoes upon a Ground, for 2 pianos
>Beckwith, John (II) : Stacey, song cycle for voice & piano
>Greer, John : Liebeslied-Lieder, for vocal quartet & piano, 4 hands
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In their 25th anniversary season, the Aldeburgh Connection bring an impressive and inspiring collection of songs, featuring the commissioned works of three Canadian composers, John Greer, Derek Holman and John Beckwith, who have been the most significant in their development and success over the years. This recording features compositions inspired by a wide range of influences; an Agnolo Bronzino painting, classical Greek and Latin poetry, the poems of Douglas LePan, Henry Purcell's 'Dido's



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Works Details

>Greer, John : Allegory of Sweet Desire, song cycle for voice & piano
  • Performers: Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano); Stephen Ralls (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/21/2007-02/22/2007)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Holman, Derek : The Heart Mislaid, song cycle for voice & piano
  • Performers: Colin Ainsworth (Tenor); Stephen Ralls (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/21/2007-02/22/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Holman, Derek : Airs and Echoes upon a Ground, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Bruce Ubukata (Piano); Stephen Ralls (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/21/2007-02/22/2007)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Beckwith, John (II) : Stacey, song cycle for voice & piano
  • Performers: Monica Whicher (Soprano); Stephen Ralls (Piano)
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/21/2007-02/22/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1997

>Greer, John : Liebeslied-Lieder, for vocal quartet & piano, 4 hands
  • Ensemble: Aldeburgh Connection
  • Notes: Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (02/21/2007-02/22/2007)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2001