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Garwood: Choral Trilogy


Release Date: 07/27/2004 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 679   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Margeret Garwood
Performer:  Eleonore SchaffKaren StrandLiz BaconMisel Nikcevich,   ... 
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Margaret Garwood, like many earlier composers, is essentially self-taught. She passed the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in music by examination, and now holds a graduate degree in composition. She is greatly indebted to composers Julia Smith, Louise Talma, and especially Miriam Gideon for their support. While she has written several instrumental chamber works, the majority of her output is for voices, and includes four operas, numerous song cycles, and works for combined chorus and orchestra. Her operas have received fully staged productions in New York, Philadelphia and on the West Coast. They include The Trojan Women, The Nightingale and the Rose, Rappaccini’s Daughter, and an opera for children entitled Joringel and the Read more Songflower. She has written the librettos to all her own operas, with the exception of the first one. She is presently working on an opera based on Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rainsongs by Margeret Garwood
Performer:  Eleonore Schaff (Oboe), Karen Strand (English Horn), Liz Bacon (Soprano),
Misel Nikcevich (Alto)
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Length: 15 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Flowersongs by Margeret Garwood
Performer:  Liz Bacon (Soprano), Eleonore Schaff (Oboe), Karen Strand (English Horn),
Misel Nikcevich (Alto)
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2000; USA 
Length: 19 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3.
Tombsongs by Margeret Garwood
Performer:  Eleonore Schaff (Oboe), Karen Strand (English Horn), Liz Bacon (Soprano),
Misel Nikcevich (Alto)
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Written: 1989; USA 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Haiku Zoo by Margeret Garwood
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Written: 1975; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Japanese Songs (6) by Margeret Garwood
Performer:  Thomas Stanford (Clarinet), Ruth Dobson (Soprano), Harold Gray (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
The Cliff's Edge by Margeret Garwood
Performer:  Ruth Dobson (Soprano), Harold Gray (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruce Browne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Portland State University Chamber Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Rainsongs: No. 1. When that I was and a little tiny boy
Rainsongs: No. 2. All day long the rain has fallen
Rainsongs: No. 3. What lips my lips have kissed
Flowersongs: No. 1. these children singing in stone
Flowersongs: No. 2. when faces called flowers float out of the ground
Flowersongs: No. 3. if there are any heavens my mother (all by herself) have
Tombsongs: No. 1. Sea Dirge
Tombsongs: No. 2. Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bred
Tombsongs: No. 3. Dirge Without Music
Haiku Zoo: I. The Whippoorwill
Haiku Zoo: II. The Scare Crow
Haiku Zoo: III. The Frog
Haiku Zoo: IV. The Dragon Fly
Haiku Zoo: V. The Cow
Haiku Zoo: VII. The Cat
6 Japanese Songs: No. 1. Loneliness
6 Japanese Songs: No. 2. From "Essences"
6 Japanese Songs: No. 3. Iris
6 Japanese Songs: No. 4. Death Song
6 Japanese Songs: No. 5. Two White Butterflies
6 Japanese Songs: No. 6. Snow
The Cliff's Edge, "Songs of a Psychotic": No. 1. Schizophrenia
The Cliff's Edge, "Songs of a Psychotic": No. 2. Hebephrenia
The Cliff's Edge, "Songs of a Psychotic": No. 3. Panic
The Cliff's Edge, "Songs of a Psychotic": No. 4. Breakdown
The Cliff's Edge, "Songs of a Psychotic": No. 5. Asylum

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