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Voices from the Heartland - Sun and Shadow
George Crumb
Ann Crumb / Patrick Mason / Marcantonio Barone / Orchestra 2001 / James Freeman

Voices from the Heartland - Sun and Shadow

CD | Bridge | 0090404941320 | BRIDG 9413 | 07-14

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About the album

This important recording features the premiere recording of the final installment of George Crumb’s monumental American Songbook series. Songbook VII, titled Voices from the Heartland, includes songs both humorous and tragic, and concludes with the largest song setting of the seven-part cycle, the native American Song of the Earth. As in previous works in this cycle, Crumb employs a percussion “orchestra” of more than 100 instruments, creating a rich tapestry of beguiling sounds. Also included is the premiere recording of Sun and Shadow, Crumb’s new cycle on poems of Lorca.
The featured artists, Ann Crumb, Patrick Mason and Orchestra 2001, are the dedicatees of these compositions, with both recordings made under the composer’s supervision.

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"I couldn’t imagine a more fitting conclusion to one of the most significant collection
of songs in American music."
International Record Review
Tracklisting
    • 1
      Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II): I. Lazy River
       
      03:54
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 2
      Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II): II. The Fly
       
      02:30
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 3
      Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II): III. The Interrupted Concert
       
      03:10
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 4
      Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II): IV. Dance of the Moon in Santiago
       
      02:34
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 5
      Sun and Shadow (Spanish Songbook II): V. Farewell
       
      03:23
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 6
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): I. Softly and Tenderly
       
      08:28
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 7
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): II. Ghost Dance
       
      03:30
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 8
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): III. Lord, Let Me Fly!
       
      02:17
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 9
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): IV. The Kanawha River at Dusk (An Appalachian Nocturne)
       
      03:19
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 10
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): V. Glory Be to the New-Born King (A Christmas Spiritual)
       
      03:19
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 11
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): VI. The War of the Sexes
       
      02:29
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 12
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): VII. Beulah Land
       
      06:00
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 13
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): VIII. Old Blue
       
      03:55
      Composer: George Crumb
    • 14
      Voices From The Heartland (American Songbook VII): IX. Song of the Earth
       
      13:12
      Composer: George Crumb
01-06-2014 BRIDG 9413 - George Crumb - Voices from the Heartland - International Record Review
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