Love is Everywhere: Selected Songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang

Audio Samples

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Love Is Everywhere, song for voice & piano, Op. 40/4
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Ojala, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Poet Gazes on the Moon, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/3
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Irish Love Song, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Deserted, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Betrayed, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/4
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Morning, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Sky Ship, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/3
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Jade Flute, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/1
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Ghosts, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Sandman, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Evening, song for voice & piano, Op. 39/5
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man with a Beard, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was a Young Lady of Lucca, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Person of Skye, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man with a Gong, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Lady of France, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man in a Tree, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Person of Cassel, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Snowflakes, song for voice & piano, Op. 50/3
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Song of the Spanish Gypsies, song for voice & piano, Op. 50/2
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Summer Noon, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : My Lady Jacqueminot, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Song of the Lilac, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Chimes, song for voice & piano, Op. 54/2

Album Summary

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Love Is Everywhere, song for voice & piano, Op. 40/4
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Ojala, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Poet Gazes on the Moon, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/3
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Irish Love Song, for voice & piano, Op. 22
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Deserted, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Betrayed, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/4
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Morning, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Sky Ship, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/3
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Jade Flute, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/1
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Ghosts, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Sandman, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Evening, song for voice & piano, Op. 39/5
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man with a Beard, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was a Young Lady of Lucca, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Person of Skye, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man with a Gong, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Lady of France, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man in a Tree, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Person of Cassel, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Snowflakes, song for voice & piano, Op. 50/3
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Song of the Spanish Gypsies, song for voice & piano, Op. 50/2
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Summer Noon, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : My Lady Jacqueminot, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Song of the Lilac, song for voice & piano
>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Chimes, song for voice & piano, Op. 54/2
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Margaret Ruthven Lang was the first American woman composer to have works performed by major symphony orchestras in the US, beginning with the Boston Symphony under Nikisch. Her musical family associations included Liszt,Wagner, Dvorak and Paderewski. She studied in Munich with prominent teachers of the time, and in the U.S. with such figures as Chadwick, Paine and MacDowell. These delightful songs are mostly in the Late Romantic tradition. Donald George and Lucy Mauro are currently performing these songs internationally. Donald says: "Hers is a music of remarkable freshness and originality." The companion disc also contains printable song text for both volumes, and a list of the songs categorized by degree of difficulty; a valuable resource for singers, teachers and students.

American Record Guide
Donald George - with his attractive, slightly dark tenor voice and warm vibrato - is a good choice... Lucy Mauro's playing is crisp and well suited to the music...

MusicWeb International
I had the pleasure of reviewing this one. Again, as with the Mozart DVD, it was a wonderful surprise. Lang was nearly forgotten, largely due to herself, as she destroyed many of her works but she was a fascinating woman composer who lived nearly 105 years! It was a delightful, refreshing experience to listen to her music and to talk to the performers who had the brilliant idea of making this CD. Initiatives such as these, deserve to be acknowledged in any possible manner. To me, the revelation of the year!

MusicWeb International
For me, this CD was an immensely enjoyable journey of discovery and I took great pleasure in listening to the work of a composer whom I knew nothing about. Lang's music is positively delightful and any initiative, which brings such gems to the public knowledge, deserves to be highly applauded. I can hardly wait for volume 2 to appear!

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009).



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>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Love Is Everywhere, song for voice & piano, Op. 40/4
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Ojalá, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Poet Gazes on the Moon, song for voice & piano, Op. 8/3
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Irish Love Song, for voice & piano, Op. 22
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Deserted, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Lucy Mauro (Piano); Donald George (Tenor)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Betrayed, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/4
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Morning, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Sky Ship, song for voice & piano, Op. 9/3
  • Performers: Lucy Mauro (Piano); Donald George (Tenor)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Jade Flute, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/1
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Ghosts, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : The Sandman, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Evening, song for voice & piano, Op. 39/5
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man with a Beard, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was a Young Lady of Lucca, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Person of Skye, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man with a Gong, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Lady of France, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Man in a Tree, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : There Was an Old Person of Cassel, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Snowflakes, song for voice & piano, Op. 50/3
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Song of the Spanish Gypsies, song for voice & piano, Op. 50/2
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Summer Noon, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : My Lady Jacqueminot, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : A Song of the Lilac, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Lang, Margaret Ruthven : Chimes, song for voice & piano, Op. 54/2
  • Performers: Donald George (Tenor); Lucy Mauro (Piano)
  • Notes: Bloch Hall, West Virginia University (09/19/2009-09/20/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal