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Our own Songs | Aldeburgh Connection

  • Release date: 2008

Commissioned works

Label: Marquis Classics, 2008
Catalogue: 81381

Artists

Adrianne Pieczonka, soprano
Monica Whicher, soprano
Elizabeth Turnbull, mezzo-soprano
Colin Ainsworth, tenor
Mark Pedrotti, baritone
Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata, pianos

Aldeburgh Connection’s newest CD called “Our own Songs” features a collection of commissioned works by three prominent Canadian composers: John Greer, Derek Holman and John Beckwith. The compositions were inspired by a wide range of influences: an Agnolo Bronzino painting; classical Greek and Latin poetry; the poems of Douglas LePan; Henry Purcell’s Dido’s Lament; the music of Robert Burns and the writing of Canadian novelist Margaret Laurence.

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Tracklisting

John Greer (1954-)

1-12 The Allegory of Sweet Desire
A song cycle to classical Greek and Roman poems
Performers:  Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano), Stephen Ralls (Piano)
Excerpt: “Dedication to Aphrodite”

Derek Holman (1931-)

13-16 The Heart Mislaid
Performers:  Colin Ainsworth (Tenor), Stephen Ralls (Piano)
17 Airs and Echoes upon a Ground
Set to four love poems of Douglas LePan
Performers:  Bruce Ubukata (Piano), Stephen Ralls (Piano)

John Beckwith (1927-)

18-23 Stacey
Inspired by the soliloquies of Stacey McAindra in
Margaret Laurence’s “The Fire-Dwellers”
Performers:  Monica Whicher (Soprano), Stephen Ralls (Piano)

John Greer (1954-)

24-38 Liebesleid-Lieder
Songs about the foibles of love and romance, based in part on poems by Dorothy Parker
Performers:  Adrianne Pieczonka (Soprano), Bruce Ubukata (Piano), Stephen Ralls (Piano),
Monica Whicher (Soprano), Colin Ainsworth (Tenor), Elizabeth Turnbull (Mezzo Soprano)