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Heartsongs & Audubon / Carver Blanchard

Blanchard,Carver / Bartok / Foster
Release Date: 08/09/2011 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1277  
Composer:  Carver BlanchardBéla BartókTraditionalHenry Webster,   ... 
Performer:  Carver Blanchard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carver Blanchard is the former lutenist for the Smithsonian Institution and now teaches guitar and lute at Wesleyan University. He has divided this recording into three sections. The first, Audubon, is a tone poem for solo lute by Blanchard based on a poem by Robert Penn Warren. The second section, Heartsongs, is a recreation of a late 19th-early 20th century home musicale and the third is a group of hymns from the 1940 Episcopal hymnal arranged by Blanchard for solo lute. Carver Blanchard is the former lutenist for the Smithsonian Institution and now teaches guitar and lute at Wesleyan University. He has divided this recording into three sections. The first, Audubon, is a tone poem for solo lute by Blanchard based on a poem by Robert Penn Warren. The second section, Heartsongs, is a recreation of a late 19th-early 20th century home musicale and the third is a group of hymns from the 1940 Episcopal hymnal arranged by Blanchard for solo lute. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Audubon by Carver Blanchard
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
2. Romanian Dance by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
3. L'homme armé fantasy by Carver Blanchard
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
4. Heaven by Traditional
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Written: USA 
5. Lorena by Henry Webster
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
6. All the pretty little horses by Traditional
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
7. Hard times come again no more by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; USA 
8. Wondrous Love fantasy by Carver Blanchard
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
9. In the Gloaming by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; England 
10. Believe me, if all those endearing young charms by Thomas Moore
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
11. My old Kentucky home, good night by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; USA 
12. Nobody knows the trouble I've seen by Traditional
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Written: USA 
13. Polly Wolly Doodle by Daniel Emmett
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: 19th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Originally composed for the Harvard Student Songbook of 1880. 
14. Jeannie with the light brown hair by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; USA 
15. Shepherd by Traditional
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
16. Emiline by Carver Blanchard
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
17. Cradle Song by Traditional
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Written: Flanders, Belgium 
18. Dixie by Daniel Emmett
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
19. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Italy 
20. St. Kevin "Come, ye faithful" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1872 
21. Once to Every Man and Nation He Leadeth Me by Thomas John Williams
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Notes: Text by James Russell Lowell. 
22. Glorious Words of Thee Are Spoken by Craig Phillips
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
23. Angels from the Realms of Glory by James Montgomery
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
24. There's a wideness in God's mercy by Lizzie S. Tourjee
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877 
25. I Sing a Song of the Saints of God by Lesbia Scott
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
26. Jesus Calls Us by Cecil F. Alexander
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
27. Jesus Christ is Risen Today by Charles Wesley
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
28. Come Thou Almight King by Traditional
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
29. Wilt heden nu treden by Adriaen Valerius
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Baroque 
30. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus by George Duffield
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
31. Navy Hymn by John Bacchus Dykes
Performer:  Carver Blanchard (Lute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; England 

Sound Samples

Audubon: I. The Dauphin
Audubon: II. He Walked Alone
Audubon: III. Bird Dance Toccata
Rumanian Dance (arr. C. Blanchard)
L'Homme Arme
Heaven (arr. C. Blanchard)
Lorena
All the Pretty Little Horses (arr. C. Blanchard)
Hard times come again no more
Wondrous Love
In the Gloaming
Believe me if all those endearing young charms
My old Kentucky home, good night
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (arr. C. Blanchard)
Polly Wolly Doodle
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair: II.
Shepherd (arr. C. Blanchard)
Emiline
Cradle Song (arr. C. Blanchard)
I Wish I was in Dixie's Land (arr. C. Blanchard)
L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love) (arr. C. Blanchard): L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love), Act III: Una furtiva lagrima (arr. C. Blanchard)
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (arr. C. Blanchard)
Once to Every Man and Nation - He Leadeth Me (arr. C. Blanchard)
Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (arr. C. Blanchard)
Angels from the Realms of Glory (arr. C. Blanchard)
There's A Wideness in God's Mercy (arr. C. Blanchard)
I Sing a Song of the Saints of God (arr. C. Blanchard)
Jesus Calls Us (arr. C. Blanchard)
Jesus Christ is Risen Today (arr. C. Blanchard)
Come Thou Almighty King (arr. C. Blanchard)
We Gather Together (arr. C. Blanchard)
Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus (arr. C. Blanchard)
Eternal Father, Strong to Save, "Navy Hymn" (arr. C. Blanchard)

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