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Collected Songs of Alva Henderson / Melanie Emelio, soprano; John Kramer, baritone, Louise Lofquist, piano

Album Summary

>Henderson, Alva : Love Is Not All, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : A Seasonal Songbook, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Going Home from the Party, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Morning Devotion, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Remember the River, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Love Is a Constant, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Touch, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : How Shall I Hold My Soul, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Planting a Sequoia, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : O Mistress Mine, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Come Away Death, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Sigh No More, Ladies, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : When I Die, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Sonnet, or I Am in Need of Music, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : The Writer, for voice & piano
>Henderson, Alva : Alley Cat Love Song, for voice & piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Born in California, composer Alva Henderson studied at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Conservatory, where he concentrated on voice and composition. Henderson is known for his operas and vocal music, reflecting his interest in the potential of the human voice. His collected songs presented on this 2-CD set are gems of the American song genre. Sung by soprano Melanie Emelio, a versatile performer and noted pedagogue on the faculty at Pepperdine University and baritone John Kramar, who has performed in opera and concert productions around the country, these songs possess great color, style and sheer beauty.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
These are musical and literary delights here. Emelio is joined by baritone John Kramar and pianist Louis Lofquist, and all perform with loving authority. Here is another splendid addition to the growing body of American art song, both new and (as in this case) newly discovered.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Raitt Recital Hall, Pepperdine University (08/2012).



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>Henderson, Alva : Love Is Not All, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990s

>Henderson, Alva : A Seasonal Songbook, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Going Home from the Party, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Morning Devotion, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Remember the River, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Love Is a Constant, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Touch, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : How Shall I Hold My Soul, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Planting a Sequoia, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : O Mistress Mine, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Come Away Death, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Sigh No More, Ladies, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : When I Die, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Sonnet, or I Am in Need of Music, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : The Writer, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Henderson, Alva : Alley Cat Love Song, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Melanie Emelio (Soprano); John Kramar (Baritone); Louise Lofquist (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary