Program 9: “There Is No Gender In Music”

So said composer Elinor Remick Warren. In this program we look at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers.

Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:

Ah, Love But A Day
from Three Browning Songs
Amy Marcy Beach / Robert Browning
Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano
EMI Classics 724355796424

from Three Songs, Op. 2
Amy Marcy Beach / Henry Harris Aubrey Beach
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano
recital in Winona, Minnesota, 2009

My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord
Florence Price, arr. / Traditional
Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano
RCA Victor Red Seal 63306

Songs to the Dark Virgin
Florence Price / Langston Hughes
Darryl Taylor, tenor; Maria Corley, piano
Naxos 8.559136 2; track 11

Poème d’Automne
from Songs of the Seasons
Margaret Bonds / Langston Hughes
Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano
Albany Records TROY 385

A Parable: A Blade of Grass
Marion Bauer / Stephen Crane
Jane Morrow King, mezzo-soprano; David King, piano
private recording

Rat Riddles
from Three Songs
Ruth Crawford Seeger / Carl Sandburg
Nan Hughes, mezzo-soprano; Continuum Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs
Naxos 8.559197

Her Greatest Charm
from Half-Minute Songs
Carrie Jacobs-Bond / Carrie Jacobs-Bond
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Elektra Nonesuch 79178

Nothin’ but Love
from Half-Minute Songs
Carrie Jacobs-Bond / George N. Alsop
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano
Elektra Nonesuch 79178

American Lullaby
Gladys Rich / Gladys Rich
Jay Pierson, baritone/John O’Brien, piano
Albany Records TROY 385

The Blue Juniata
Marion Dix Sullivan / J. W. Sullivan
Ranger Doug, voice; Riders in the Sky Ensemble
Pa’s Fiddle Recordings PFR 0163-2

Margaret Ruthven Lang / George Eliot
Donald George, tenor; Lucy Mauro, piano
Delos DE3407

Bucking Bronco
from Three Cowboy Songs
Libby Larsen / Belle Starr
Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano
Albany Records TROY 385

Sweetgrass Range
Elinor Remick Warren / Edwin Ford Piper
Nelson Eddy, baritone; Robert Armbruster conducts the Kraft Music Hall Orchestra
Mac/Eddy Records JN 187

She Weeps Over Rahoon
Miriam Gideon / James Joyce
William Sharp, baritone; Walter Hilse, piano
New World Records 80393

The Kiss
from Mystery
Lori Laitman / Sara Teasdale
William Sharp, baritone; Lori Laitman, piano
Albany Records TROY 393

God Be In My Heart
Elinor Remick Warren / Anonymous (16th century)
Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano
THM 5432



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