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Ah! Love, But A Day - Songs And Spirituals Of American Women


Release Date: 02/22/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 385   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gladys RichClara EdwardsLibby LarsenMargaret Ruthven Lang,   ... 
Performer:  Jay A. PiersonJohn O'BrienLouise Toppin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The artists on this disc write: "Through the ages, they have played recitals, studied in conservatories, written symphonies, concerti, chamber music, operas and piano works. Their music has been performed and recorded by the world's most prestigious orchestras, chamber ensembles, vocalists and instrumentalists. Although frequently neglected, art songs have consistently appeared in the output of women composers. From the parlor songs of Amy Beach to the jazzy accompaniments and lush tunes of Margaret Bonds, American and African-American women have created well-written and interesting compositions and made exciting contributions to the art of song repertoire. This CD is a compendium of these unsung (and in some instances unpublished) art Read more songs. Some are romantic and rapturous, others folksy and frilly, yet all are replete with charm and dignity and worthy to be heard." 5024709155477 034065754721 APR APR 5547 "MEDTNER, Nicolas Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
American Lullaby by Gladys Rich
Performer:  Jay A. Pierson (Baritone), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
O'Jim by Clara Edwards
Performer:  Jay A. Pierson (Baritone), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Into the Night by Clara Edwards
Performer:  Jay A. Pierson (Baritone), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4.
Cowboy Songs (3) by Libby Larsen
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Louise Toppin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
5.
In the Twilight by Margaret Ruthven Lang
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Jay A. Pierson (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
An Irish Love Song, Op. 22 by Margaret Ruthven Lang
Performer:  Jay A. Pierson (Baritone), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1895; USA 
7.
Songs (5) "though love be a day": maggie and millie and mollie and may by Gwyneth van Anden Walker
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
8.
Still by Gwyneth van Anden Walker
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9.
Songs of the Season by Margaret Bonds
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10.
To be baptised by Undine Smith Moore
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
11.
Set down! by Undine Smith Moore
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Louise Toppin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
12.
I want to die while you love me by Undine Smith Moore
Performer:  Jay A. Pierson (Baritone), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
13.
Come down angels by Undine Smith Moore
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
14.
Guide my feet by Traditional
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Notes: Arranged: Jacqueline Hairston 
15.
The Pasture by Margaret Bonds
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
16.
Little David play on your harp by Margaret Bonds
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17.
At the foot by Traditional
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Jay A. Pierson (Baritone)
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Barbara Poulshock 
18.
Bright Canaan by Traditional
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Jay A. Pierson (Baritone)
Notes: Arranged: Barbara Poulshock 
19.
Ride up in the chariot by Traditional
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Betty Jackson King 
20.
Sympathy by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Louise Toppin (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
21.
The glory of the day was in her face by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  John O'Brien (Piano), Jay A. Pierson (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
22.
Hold fast to dreams by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
23.
Browning Songs (3), Op. 44: no 2, Ah, love but a day by Amy Marcy Beach
Performer:  Jay A. Pierson (Baritone), Louise Toppin (Soprano), John O'Brien (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1899; USA 

Sound Samples

American Lullaby
Ol' Jim
Into the night
3 Cowboy Songs: No. 1. Bronco
3 Cowboy Songs: No. 2. Lift Me Into Heaven Slowly
3 Cowboy Songs: No. 3. Billy the Kid
In the Twilight
An Irish Love Song, Op. 22
Though love be a day: Maggie and Millie and Molly and May
Though love be a day: Still
Songs of the Season: Young Love in Spring
Songs of the Season: Poeme D'Automne
Songs of the Season: Winter Moon
Songs of the Season: Summer Storm
3 Browning Songs, Op. 44: Ah, Love, But a Day!, Op. 44, No. 2
To Be Baptized
Set Down
I want to die while you love me
Come down Angels
Sympathy
The Glory of the Day was in her Face
Hold Fast to Dreams
Guide my Feet (arr. for soprano and piano)
The Pasture
Little David play on your harp
At the Foot of Yon Mountain (arr. for baritone and piano)
Canaan (arr. for baritone and piano )
Ride up in the Chariot (arr. for soprano and piano)

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