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

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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>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); 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: Javier Abreu; Mireille Asselin; Margaret Bragle; Scott Dispensa (Baritone); Harumi Rhodes (Violin)
  • 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.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>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: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Blythe Gaissert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

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

>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); Blythe Gaissert; Martha Guth; David McFerrin; Alex Richardson
  • 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); Blythe Gaissert; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); 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: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Alex Richardson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

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

>Hagen, Daron : The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Martha Guth; 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: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Blythe Gaissert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Wheeler, Scott : At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
  • Performers: Martha Guth; Harumi Rhodes (Violin)
  • 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: Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Margaret Bragle; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Martha Guth; Keith Jameson; Harumi Rhodes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.

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