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Patterson: Saving Daylight Time - New American Songs


Release Date: 10/26/1999 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 345   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  David Patterson
Performer:  Valerie AnastasioMark EarleyDonald WilkinsonDavid Patterson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Patterson, Ph.D. Harvard University, names as his teachers Leon Kirchner, Nadia Boulanger and Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatory. He served as chairman of the Music Department for fifteen years at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Poet TenBroeck Davison, great granddaughter of Richard W. Sears, founder of the first mail-order firm, Sears Company, lived and studied on both sides of the Texas border. Having lived in Corpus Christi, her poems evoke images of her adolescent years spent absorbing the flavor of two cultures converging in that southernmost point of the continental United States. Poet James Merrill (1926-1995), the son of Charles Merrill, who was a founder of the stock brokerage firm, Merrill Lynch, published Read more fifteen books of poetry. Last Words was commissioned for "An Evening of Words and Music" at Washington University with James Merrill, who was then poet-in-residence. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Saving Daylight Time "Songs from a Texas Border Town" by David Patterson
Performer:  Valerie Anastasio (Voice), Mark Earley (Harmonica)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
2.
Last Words by David Patterson
Performer:  Donald Wilkinson (Baritone), David Patterson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
3.
Dead-Battery Blues by David Patterson
Performer:  Valerie Anastasio (Voice), David Patterson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 

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