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Pamela Decker - Haven: Songs of Mystery and of Memory/ Katherine Byrnes, mezzo-soprano; Pamela Decker, piano

Album Summary

>Decker, Pamela : Haven
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer Pamela Decker writes that "Haven: Songs of Mystery and of Memory for mezzo-soprano and piano, is a cycle of 16 songs for which all music and texts are original compositions. The cycle draws inspiration and influences from a variety of styles: Impressionism, Argentine tango; flamenco modes, South American rhythms, classical art song, jazz, pop, cabaret, and blues." Pamela Decker is Professor of Organ/Music Theory at the University of Arizona in Tucson. As both organ recitalist and composer, Decker has been active in the United States, Europe, the Baltic Region, and Canada. She has been a featured recitalist at many conventions and festivals and her compositions have been performed in 19 countries. Her discography includes recordings on the Albany Records, Loft, Gothic, ReZound, Arkay, and Arktos labels. She holds a D.M.A. degree from Stanford and studied both organ and composition as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music (02/2013-10/2013).


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>Decker, Pamela : Haven :: Songs of Mystery and of Memory, for mezzo-soprano & piano
  • Performers: Pamela Decker (Piano); Katherine Byrnes
  • Running Time: 62 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013