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The Gift of Song [ABC Classics]

Album Summary

>Whiting, Richard A. : Too Marvelous for Words, song
>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady
>Webber, Andrew L : The Phantom of the Opera
>Lai, Francis : Love Story
>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles
>Dvorak, Antonin : Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
>Harper, Ben : Waiting On An Angel
>Masterson, Cliff : Love Holds the Answer, song
>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel
>McLachlan, Sarah : Angel, song
>Goodrum, Randy : You Needed Me, song
>Brian Wilson / Tony Asher : God Only Knows
>Morricone, Ennio : Nella fantasia, for voice & orchestra
>Lior : Compassion - Symphony of Songs
>Traditional, English : Bushes and briars, folk song
>Mancini, Henry : Breakfast at Tiffany's
>Traditional, Scottish : Wild Mountain Thyme
>North, Alex : Unchained Melody
>Ingalls, Patricia : Gift of Song
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers


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Works Details

>Whiting, Richard A. : Too Marvelous for Words, song
  • Performer: Davi (Voice)
  • Conductor: Nicholaas Tenbroek
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Loewe, Frederick : My Fair Lady :: On the Street Where You Live
  • Performers: Suzanne Johnston (Mezzo Soprano); David Stratton (Double Bass); Michael Tyack (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1954.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Webber, Andrew L : The Phantom of the Opera :: The Music of the Night
  • Performer: Andy Conaghan (Voice)
  • Conductor: Guy Noble
  • Notes: Composition written: 1986.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1986

>Lai, Francis : Love Story :: Theme from (Where Do I Begin?)
  • Performers: Gregg Arthur (Voice); Michael Hope (Piano)
  • Conductor: Tommy Tycho
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1970

>Stevenson, John Andrew : The Last Rose of Summer, song
  • Performer: Emma Matthews
  • Conductor: Brad Cohen
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1813

>Lehár, Franz : The Land of Smiles :: You Are My Heart's Delight
  • Performer: Rosario Spina
  • Conductor: Richard Mills
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Dvorak, Antonin : Gypsy Songs, Op. 55
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Harper, Ben : Waiting On An Angel
  • Performers: Alice Evans (Violin); Leonard Grigoryan (Guitar); Mark Ingwersen (Violin); Annalisa Kerrigan (Voice); Stephen King (Viola); Daniel Yeadon (Cello)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Masterson, Cliff : Love Holds the Answer, song
  • Performers: Simon Hosford (Guitar); Karl Lewis (Drums); Cliff Masterson (Piano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Rodgers, Richard : Carousel :: You'll Never Walk Alone
  • Performers: David Hobson (Bass Baritone); Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Guy Noble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>McLachlan, Sarah : Angel, song
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Goodrum, Randy : You Needed Me, song
  • Performers: John Parricelli (Guitar); Andrew Powell (Electronics); Andrew Powell (Piano); Neal Wilkinson (Drums)
  • Conductor: Andrew Powell
  • Ensemble: Members of the Philharmonia Orchestra (Members)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.

>Brian Wilson / Tony Asher : God Only Knows
  • Performer: Brian Nixon (Wood Block)
  • Conductor: Philip Chu
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Morricone, Ennio : Nella fantasia, for voice & orchestra
  • Performers: Stephen Amos (Piano); Jessica Bell (Violin); Anthony Callea (Voice); Alyssa Conrau (Violin); Ben Edgar; William Hewer (Cello); James Kempster (Double Bass); Gerry Pantazis; Leah Zweck (Viola)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Lior : Compassion - Symphony of Songs :: La Yu'minu - Until You Love Your Brother
  • Conductor: Nigel Westlake
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Nigel Westlake (1958 - ).
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Traditional, English : Bushes and briars, folk song
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.

>Mancini, Henry : Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Performers: Sarah McKenzie (Voice); Hugh Stuckey (Guitar)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Traditional, Scottish : Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Performers: Blair Harris (Cello); David Hobson (Bass Baritone); David Hobson (Guitar); Timothy Hook (Percussion); Janine Maunder (Voice); Craig Newman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.

>North, Alex : Unchained Melody
  • Performers: Stephen Amos (Piano); Jessica Bell (Violin); Alana Conway (Harp); Blair Harris (Cello); Timothy Hook (Percussion); James Kempster (Double Bass); Lisa Reynolds (Violin); Leah Zweck (Viola)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Ingalls, Patricia : Gift of Song
  • Performer: Judith Durham (Voice)
  • Conductor: Richard Clements
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal