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

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  1. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - I - Dedication to Aphrodite $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - II - the Bells of Child Folly $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - III - Eros Consumed $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - IV - the Masks and Desires of Night $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - V - Presentation of the Golden Apple of Eris (Polyphemus to Galatea) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - VI - Aphrodite Guides the Arrow of Eros $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - VII - the Honey of Deceit $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - VIII - the Sting of Deceit $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - IX - the Lecherous Dove $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - X - the Torment of Jealousy $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - XI - Time Reveals, Time Heals $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Allegory of Sweet Desire (1998) - XII - Truth Appeased $0.99 on iTunes
  13. The Heart Mislaid (2002) - I - Sonnet (from the Wounded Prince) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. The Heart Mislaid (2002) - II - No Music Is Abroad (from the Wounded Prince) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. The Heart Mislaid (2002) - III - In a Spring Night (from the Net and the Sword) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. The Heart Mislaid (2002) - IV - the Double (from Something Still to Find) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Airs and Echoes Upon a Ground (1998) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Stacey (1997) - I - At the Day of Judgement, God Will Say... $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Stacey (1997) - II - Okay, God, Say What You Like... $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Stacey (1997) - III - Once It Seemed Almost Violent, This Music... $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Stacey (1997) - V - Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Forgive Our Foolish Ways... $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Stacey (1997) - VI - I Used to Think There Would Be a Blinding Flash of Light... $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - I - Life and Love (Waltz) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - II - Miss Twye (Ragtime) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - III - a Lady With Technique & Frustrated Male (Foxtrot & Charleston) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - IV - Monogamy (Pavane) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - V - the Good Girl (Minuet) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - VI - the Garter (Schottische) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - VII - Chastity (Tango) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - VIII - to the Moon (Bolero) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - IX - the Sex Situation (Polonaise) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - X - Anecdote (Gavotte) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - XI - Unfortunate Coincidence (Rumba) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - XII - Superfluous Advice (Can-Can) $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - XIII - Superfluous Response (Tarantella) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - XIV - a Very Short Song (Sarabande) $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Liebesleid-Lieder (2001) - XV - Love and Romance (Landler) $0.99 on iTunes

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
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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: Stephen Ralls (Piano); Bruce Ubukata (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: Stephen Ralls (Piano); Monica Whicher (Soprano)
  • 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