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Five Borough Songbook - 20 New Songs by 20 Composers celebrating New York

Audio Samples

>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
>Roven, Glen : F from DUMBO, for voice & piano
>Bielawa, Lisa : Breakfast in New York, for 4 voices & violin
>Hennessy, Martin : The City's Love, for voice & piano
>Lyons, Gilda : rapid transit, for 2 voices
>Kahane, Gabriel : Coney Island Avenue, for voice & piano
>Haber, Yotam : On Leaving Brooklyn, for 4 voices & violin
>Berg, Christopher : OuLiPo in the Bronx, for voice & piano
>Courtin, Christina : Fresh Kills, for voice & piano
>Cipullo, Tom : G is for Grimy
>     An Ode to the G Train, for 4 voices & piano
>Martin, Jorge : City of Orgies, Walks, and Joys!, for 2 voices, violin & piano
>Fairouz, Mohammed : Refugee Blues, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano
>Platt, Russell : The Avenue (II), for voice & piano
>Schickele, Matt : Days Afield on Staten Island, for 3 voices & piano
>Hagen, Daron : The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
>Favand-See, Renee : Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening, for voice & piano
>Wheeler, Scott : At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
>Glover, John : 8
>     46 AM, Five Years Later, for voice & piano
>Tignor, Christopher : Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
>Thomas, Richard Pearson : The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano

Album Summary

>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
>Roven, Glen : F from DUMBO, for voice & piano
>Bielawa, Lisa : Breakfast in New York, for 4 voices & violin
>Hennessy, Martin : The City's Love, for voice & piano
>Lyons, Gilda : rapid transit, for 2 voices
>Kahane, Gabriel : Coney Island Avenue, for voice & piano
>Haber, Yotam : On Leaving Brooklyn, for 4 voices & violin
>Berg, Christopher : OuLiPo in the Bronx, for voice & piano
>Courtin, Christina : Fresh Kills, for voice & piano
>Cipullo, Tom : G is for Grimy
>Martin, Jorge : City of Orgies, Walks, and Joys!, for 2 voices, violin & piano
>Fairouz, Mohammed : Refugee Blues, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano
>Platt, Russell : The Avenue (II), for voice & piano
>Schickele, Matt : Days Afield on Staten Island, for 3 voices & piano
>Hagen, Daron : The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
>Favand-See, Renee : Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening, for voice & piano
>Wheeler, Scott : At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
>Glover, John : 8
>Tignor, Christopher : Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
>Thomas, Richard Pearson : The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For its fifth anniversary internationally renowned Five Borough Music Festival commissioned twenty prominent American composers to compose original art songs about New York City. The Five Borough Songbook is the happy result. Prestigious composers include Bielawa, Cipullo, Fairouz, Gordon, Hagen, Kahane, Martin, Platt, Roven, Schickele and more.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sound Associates (10/2011-11/2011).



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Works Details

>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roven, Glen : F from DUMBO, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); David Moore
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bielawa, Lisa : Breakfast in New York, for 4 voices & violin
  • Performers: Margaret Bragle; Mireille Asselin; Javier Abreu; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Scott Dispensa (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hennessy, Martin : The City's Love, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); David McFerrin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.

>Lyons, Gilda : rapid transit, for 2 voices
  • Performers: Blythe Gaissert; Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kahane, Gabriel : Coney Island Avenue, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Blythe Gaissert; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Haber, Yotam : On Leaving Brooklyn, for 4 voices & violin
  • Performers: Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Scott Dispensa (Baritone); Margaret Bragle; Javier Abreu; Mireille Asselin
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.

>Berg, Christopher : OuLiPo in the Bronx, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Alex Richardson
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Courtin, Christina : Fresh Kills, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cipullo, Tom : G is for Grimy :: An Ode to the G Train, for 4 voices & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Alex Richardson; Blythe Gaissert; David McFerrin; Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Martin, Jorge : City of Orgies, Walks, and Joys!, for 2 voices, violin & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Blythe Gaissert; Alex Richardson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fairouz, Mohammed : Refugee Blues, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Blythe Gaissert
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Platt, Russell : The Avenue (II), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Alex Richardson; Thomas Bagwell (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schickele, Matt : Days Afield on Staten Island, for 3 voices & piano
  • Performers: Martha Guth; Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Keith Jameson; Jesse Blumberg (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.

>Hagen, Daron : The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Martha Guth; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Alex Richardson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Favand-See, Renee : Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Blythe Gaissert; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Wheeler, Scott : At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
  • Performers: Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Glover, John : 8 :: 46 AM, Five Years Later, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.

>Tignor, Christopher : Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Margaret Bragle; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Martha Guth; Keith Jameson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.

>Thomas, Richard Pearson : The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano
  • Performers: Keith Jameson; Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Margaret Bragle; Martha Guth; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary