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American Vistas - Corigliano, Amlin, Gaburo, Blake, Cowell, Copland, etc / Mimmi Fulmer, Leone Buyse

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> 3 Irish Folksong Settings - No. 1. Salley Gardens
> 3 Irish Folksong Settings - No. 2. The Foggy Dew
> 3 Irish Folksong Settings - No. 3. She Moved Through the Fair
> 2 Songs on Poems of Anne Fessenden - No. 1. Lookout
> 2 Songs on Poems of Anne Fessenden - No. 2. The Song Wheel
> Cantilena I - Cantilena I
> 3 Poems of Marianne Moore - No. 1. No Swan So Fine
> 3 Poems of Marianne Moore - No. 2. What Are Years?
> 3 Poems of Marianne Moore - No. 3. To a Prize Bird
> I heard in the night - I heard in the night
> Lullaby - Lullaby
> Patterns - Patterns
> Lumina II - Lumina II
> In the Meantime - No. 1. In the Meantime
> In the Meantime - No. 2. Inside
> In the Meantime - No. 3. Your Joy
> As it fell upon a day - As it fell upon a day

Album Summary

>Corigliano, John : She Moved Through the Fair (John Corigliano)
>Amlin, Martin : Songs (2) on Poems of Anne Fessenden for voice, alto flute & piano
>Gaburo, Kenneth : Cantilena One, for solo voice
>Blake, Braxton : Songs (3) on Poems by Marianne Moore, for voice & flute
>Cowell, Henry : I Heard in the Night, song for voice & piano (or flute, clarinet or viola), HC 826
>Shapey, Ralph : Lullaby, for voice & flute
>Gendel, Scott : Patterns, for voice, flute & piano
>Stallmann, Kurt : Lumina 2, for flute
>Bosch, Maura : In the Meantime, for voice & flute
>Copland, Aaron : As it fell upon a day, song for soprano, flute & clarinet
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The 11 works on this compact disc represent four generations of American composers and a compositional time span of eight decades. In the ensemble repertoire for voice and flute, only Corigliano's 'Three Irish Folksong Settings' and Copland's 'As It Fell Upon a Day' enjoy wide recognition; the remaining works are relatively unknown and deserving of a broader audience.

"This is a welcome addition to a rarefied repertoire, though it makes such a good argument for the medium of voice and flute, that one wonders why there's not so much more music written for it. The pieces fall into two paired categories: (1) music by masters (all but one deceased), and that by younger composers, and (2) works with a more modernist bent, and those rooted in tonality and folksong. The two overlap throughout, and provide some surprises along the way...Of the younger composers, all write naturally for the voice, but two strike me more strongly, one of them particularly so. Martin Amlin (b. 1953) wrote his trio in 1997; the composer is at the piano, and alto flute is Buyse's instrument here...The big discovery for me is Maura Bosch (b. 1956). Her three settings from 2005 of poems by Jim Moore have an almost perfect balance between the voice and flute, both in terms of sound and function...Only Copland, Corigliano, and Cowell have been recorded earlier, so this is largely a disc of premieres. Again, it suggests this is a medium that composers should explore more frequently, as it deserves a rich and plentiful repertoire." - Robert Carl, Fanfare



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Works Details

>Corigliano, John : She Moved Through the Fair (John Corigliano)
  • Performers: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Amlin, Martin : Songs (2) on Poems of Anne Fessenden for voice, alto flute & piano
  • Performers: Martin Amlin (Piano); Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Gaburo, Kenneth : Cantilena One, for solo voice
  • Performer: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Blake, Braxton : Songs (3) on Poems by Marianne Moore, for voice & flute
  • Performers: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1995-1996

>Cowell, Henry : I Heard in the Night, song for voice & piano (or flute, clarinet or viola), HC 826
  • Performers: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Shapey, Ralph : Lullaby, for voice & flute
  • Performers: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1992

>Gendel, Scott : Patterns, for voice, flute & piano
  • Performers: Scott Gendel (Piano); Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Stallmann, Kurt : Lumina 2, for flute
  • Performer: Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Bosch, Maura : In the Meantime, for voice & flute
  • Performers: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Written: 2005

>Copland, Aaron : As it fell upon a day, song for soprano, flute & clarinet
  • Performers: Mimmi Fulmer (Soprano); Leone Buyse (Flute); Michael Webster (Clarinet)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923