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Five Borough Songbook - 20 New Songs by 20 Composers celebrating New York

Album Summary

>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
>Roven, Glen : F from DUMBO, for voice & piano
>Bielawa, Lisa : Breakfast in New York, for 4 voices & violin
>Hennessy, Martin : The City's Love, for voice & piano
>Lyons, Gilda : rapid transit, for 2 voices
>Kahane, Gabriel : Coney Island Avenue, for voice & piano
>Haber, Yotam : On Leaving Brooklyn, for 4 voices & violin
>Berg, Christopher : OuLiPo in the Bronx, for voice & piano
>Courtin, Christina : Fresh Kills, for voice & piano
>Cipullo, Tom : G is for Grimy
>Martin, Jorge : City of Orgies, Walks, and Joys!, for 2 voices, violin & piano
>Fairouz, Mohammed : Refugee Blues, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano
>Platt, Russell : The Avenue (II), for voice & piano
>Schickele, Matt : Days Afield on Staten Island, for 3 voices & piano
>Hagen, Daron : The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
>Favand-See, Renee : Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening, for voice & piano
>Wheeler, Scott : At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
>Glover, John : 8
>Tignor, Christopher : Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
>Thomas, Richard Pearson : The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano
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Notes & Reviews:

For its fifth anniversary internationally renowned Five Borough Music Festival commissioned twenty prominent American composers to compose original art songs about New York City. The Five Borough Songbook is the happy result. Prestigious composers include Bielawa, Cipullo, Fairouz, Gordon, Hagen, Kahane, Martin, Platt, Roven, Schickele and more.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sound Associates (10/2011-11/2011).



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>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Roven, Glen : F from DUMBO, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); David Moore
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Bielawa, Lisa : Breakfast in New York, for 4 voices & violin
  • Performers: Margaret Bragle; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Scott Dispensa (Baritone); Mireille Asselin; Javier Abreu
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hennessy, Martin : The City's Love, for voice & piano
  • Performers: David McFerrin; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.

>Lyons, Gilda : rapid transit, for 2 voices
  • Performers: Blythe Gaissert; Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kahane, Gabriel : Coney Island Avenue, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Blythe Gaissert; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Haber, Yotam : On Leaving Brooklyn, for 4 voices & violin
  • Performers: Mireille Asselin; Scott Dispensa (Baritone); Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Javier Abreu; Margaret Bragle
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Berg, Christopher : OuLiPo in the Bronx, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Alex Richardson; Thomas Bagwell (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Courtin, Christina : Fresh Kills, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Martha Guth; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cipullo, Tom : G is for Grimy :: An Ode to the G Train, for 4 voices & piano
  • Performers: Alex Richardson; Martha Guth; Blythe Gaissert; David McFerrin; Thomas Bagwell (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Choral

>Martin, Jorge : City of Orgies, Walks, and Joys!, for 2 voices, violin & piano
  • Performers: Alex Richardson; Blythe Gaissert; Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Harumi Rhodes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fairouz, Mohammed : Refugee Blues, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano
  • Performers: Blythe Gaissert; Thomas Bagwell (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Platt, Russell : The Avenue (II), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Alex Richardson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Schickele, Matt : Days Afield on Staten Island, for 3 voices & piano
  • Performers: Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Martha Guth; Keith Jameson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 42 sec.

>Hagen, Daron : The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Martha Guth; Alex Richardson; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Favand-See, Renee : Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Blythe Gaissert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal

>Wheeler, Scott : At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
  • Performers: Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Martha Guth
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Glover, John : 8 :: 46 AM, Five Years Later, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.

>Tignor, Christopher : Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Martha Guth; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Keith Jameson; Margaret Bragle
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.

>Thomas, Richard Pearson : The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano
  • Performers: Keith Jameson; Martha Guth; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); Margaret Bragle; Jocelyn Dueck (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary