For Darfur! - Irin Ajo and other Sacred Songs and Spirituals / Odekhiren Amaize, Andrew Gordon

Album Summary

>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
>Water, Beardsley van de : The Penitent, for voice & piano
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : A Call to the Free Nations, hymn for chorus
>Rubinstein, Anton : Nero
>Bizet, Georges : Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
>Traditional, African : Kumbaya, folk song
>Traditional Spiritual : Deep River
>Traditional Spiritual : Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
>Ellington, Duke : Come Sunday
>Sontonga, Enoch : N'kosi sikelel' i Afrika
>Traditional, African : Irin ajo, Yoruba song
>Degeytev, Pierre : Internationale
>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Odekhiren Amaize, a naturalized US citizen was born in Nigeria. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin as well as at Indiana University. This program is offered for the victims and refugees in Darfur, lest we forget.



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Works Details

>Purcell, Henry : An Evening Hymn to the Ground, "Now that the sun hath veiled his light"
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1687

>Water, Beardsley van de : The Penitent, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : A Call to the Free Nations, hymn for chorus
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1941

>Rubinstein, Anton : Nero :: Epithalamion of Vindex
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Bizet, Georges : Agnus Dei, for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1872

>Traditional, African : Kumbaya, folk song
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Written: 19th Century

>Traditional Spiritual : Deep River
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Written: by 1875

>Traditional Spiritual : Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Ellington, Duke : Come Sunday
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Sontonga, Enoch : N'kosi sikelel' i Afrika
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Traditional, African : Irin ajo, Yoruba song
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.

>Degeytev, Pierre : Internationale
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.

>Smith, John Stafford : The Star-spangled Banner
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: circa 1799

>Schubert, Franz : An die Musik, D 547
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1817

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fú
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
  • Performers: Andrew Gordon (Piano); Odekhiren Amaize (Bass Baritone)
  • Notes: American Academy Of Arts And Letters, New York, NY (08/07/2006/08/09/2006)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807