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

Audio Samples

>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
>     An Ode to the G Train, for 4 voices & piano
>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
>     46 AM, Five Years Later, for voice & piano
>Tignor, Christopher : Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
>Thomas, Richard Pearson : The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano

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
Performers Composers

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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Works Details

>Gordon, Ricky I. : O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
  • Performers: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Jesse Blumberg (Baritone); 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; Javier Abreu; Mireille Asselin; Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Scott Dispensa (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Hennessy, Martin : The City's Love, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); David McFerrin
  • 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: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Blythe Gaissert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

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

>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: Jocelyn Dueck (Piano); Martha Guth
  • 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: Thomas Bagwell (Piano); David McFerrin; Martha Guth; Blythe Gaissert; Alex Richardson
  • 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: Blythe Gaissert; Thomas Bagwell (Piano); Harumi Rhodes (Violin); Alex Richardson
  • 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: Alex Richardson; Thomas Bagwell (Piano)
  • 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); Keith Jameson; Martha Guth
  • 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: Martha Guth; Harumi Rhodes (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

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

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

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