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A Lovely Light: Songs by Deems Taylor (1885-1966) / Elizabeth Tryon, soprano; George Small, piano

Album Summary

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : A Lovely Light, for soprano, narrator & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Girometta, for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Time Enough
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : La petite robe (The little dress), for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Faithless Lover (L'abandonnée), for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Song to a Sleeping Child, for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Twenty, Eighteen, for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Nay, My Years Are Tender (Je suis trop jeunette), for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Fair Yolanthe (La bele Yolans), for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : May Day Carol, Op 15
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Rantin' Rovin' Robin, for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Banks o' Doon, for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Ways of the World (Les belles maniéres), for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Siesta (La sieste), for voice & piano
>Taylor, Joseph Deems : In the Country (La vie rustique), for voice & piano
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Deems Taylor (1885-1966) was one of America's truly original 20th c. composers, his works crossing between serious classical and a somewhat more popular vein. An ASCAP Board of Directors member for over thirty years, he also served as ASCAP President from 1942-48. Of the 24 songs featured on this Centaur release, sung by soprano Elizabeth Tryon accompanied by George Small, virtually all, if not all are receiving their first recordings. Ms. Tryon, often referred to as "two voices in one artist" sings both classical music and Top 40 pop, making her a perfect candidate for this literature.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
The music is mostly tonal, unambitious, and easy to listen to. The Millay settings are perfectly innocuous. Tryon's singing is clear and bright. I appreciate her unsentimental, direct delivery of the spoken text. George Small's playing is supportive and clear in every piece. I like the folk song arrangements a lot. The music is catchy. 'Song to a Sleeping Child', text by Kennedy, has some more interesting vocal harmonies - apparently sung by Tryon. The performances are good and the music nice. I found it interesting enough.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: PPI Recording Studios, New York, NY (2014).



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>Taylor, Joseph Deems : A Lovely Light, for soprano, narrator & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Girometta, for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Time Enough :: A Man-Child's Lullaby, for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : La petite robe (The little dress), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Faithless Lover (L'abandonnée), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Song to a Sleeping Child, for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Twenty, Eighteen, for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Nay, My Years Are Tender (Je suis trop jeunette), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Fair Yolanthe (La bele Yolans), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : May Day Carol, Op 15
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : Rantin' Rovin' Robin, for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Banks o' Doon, for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Ways of the World (Les belles maniéres), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : The Siesta (La sieste), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Taylor, Joseph Deems : In the Country (La vie rustique), for voice & piano
  • Performers: George Small (Piano); Elizabeth Tryon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern