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American Song

Album Summary

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Carter, Elliott : Poems (3) of Robert Frost, for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & small orchestra (or piano)
>Copland, Aaron : In Evening Air, for piano (arr. from film "The Cummington Story)
>Copland, Aaron : Night Thoughts--Hommage to Ives. for piano
>Copland, Aaron : Poet's Song, song for voice & piano
>Carter, Elliott : Voyage, for medium voice & piano
>Thomson, Virgil : Two by Marianne Moore, songs for voice & piano
>Cage, John : Five Songs for Contralto, for voice and piano
>Thomson, Virgil : Portrait of F[rances] B[lood], portrait for voice & piano
>Gershwin, George : A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film)
>Gershwin, George : They All Laughed, song (from Shall We Dance?, film)
>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
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Works Details

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Carter, Elliott : Poems (3) of Robert Frost, for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & small orchestra (or piano)
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1981

>Copland, Aaron : In Evening Air, for piano (arr. from film "The Cummington Story)
  • Performer: Peter Dickinson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Copland, Aaron : Night Thoughts--Hommage to Ives. for piano
  • Performer: Peter Dickinson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Copland, Aaron : Poet's Song, song for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Carter, Elliott : Voyage, for medium voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945-1979

>Thomson, Virgil : Two by Marianne Moore, songs for voice & piano
  • Performers: Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano); Peter Dickinson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1963

>Cage, John : Five Songs for Contralto, for voice and piano
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938

>Thomson, Virgil : Portrait of F[rances] B[lood], portrait for voice & piano
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 09/1929

>Gershwin, George : A Foggy Day (in London Town), song (from A Damsel in Distress, film)
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Gershwin, George : They All Laughed, song (from Shall We Dance?, film)
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: There came a wind like a bugle
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: Why do they shut me out of Heaven?
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: The world feels dusty
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: Heart, we will forget him
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: Dear March, come in!
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: Sleep is supposed to be
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: I felt a funeral in my brain
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: I've heard an organ talk sometimes
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Copland, Aaron : Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson :: Going to Heaven!
  • Performers: Peter Dickinson (Piano); Meriel Dickinson (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1949-1950
  • Studio/Live: Live