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Honor! / Jessye Norman


Release Date: 03/10/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001266002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalRichard WagnerLeonard BernsteinMichael Tippett,   ... 
Performer:  Jessye Norman
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

HONOR! A CELEBRATION OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL LEGACY, CURATED BY JESSYE NORMAN

From March 4th through the 23rd, Carnegie Hall will present a festival which charts the great cultural traditions of African Americans. Through concerts, recitals, lectures, panel discussions and more the festival will celebrate not only classical music but all genres. This is the official companion CD to the festival and was created in direct collaboration with Jessye Norman.

CD 1 features timeless recordings of Jessye Norman in opera, song and spirituals. The second CD is devoted to many musical icons—trailblazers who forever changed music and also society. Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Dee Dee
Read more Bridgewater, and many, many others.

INCLUDES:
1. Praise God Duke Ellington featuring Harry Carney
2. Heaven Duke Ellington featuring Alice Babs
& Johnny Hodges
3. Meditation Duke Ellington
4. Good Morning, Heartache Billie Holiday
5. Willow Weep for Me Dinah Washington
6. Speak Low Sarah Vaughan
7. Bloomdido Charlie Parker with Dizzy Gillespie
& Thelonius Monk
8. KC Blues Charlie Parker with Miles Davis
9. Mood Indigo Coleman Hawkins & Duke Ellington
10. They Can’t Take That Away From Me Louis Armstrong
& Ella Fitzgerald
11. Four Women Dee Dee Bridgewater
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Works on This Recording

1.
I couldn't hear nobody pray by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
2.
Wesendonck Lieder: no 5, Träume by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857-1858; Germany 
3.
West Side Story: Somewhere by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
4.
A child of our time: By and By by Michael Tippett
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
5.
Cabaret Songs: Galathea by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901-1905 
6.
My Lord, what a morning by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
7.
There's a man goin' `round by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
8.
Der Erlkönig, D 328 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Lieder (5), Op. 41: no 1, Wiegenlied by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Germany 
11.
Great day by Traditional
Written: USA 
12.
Spring is Here: With a song in my heart by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
13.
Four Last Songs, AV 150: no 3, Beim Schlafengehen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1948; Germany 
14.
Good Morning Heartache by Irene Higginbotham
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: This selection was composed in collaboration with Ervin Drake and Dan Fisher. 
15.
Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronnell
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
16.
One touch of Venus: Speak Low by Kurt Weill
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; New York, USA 
17.
Bloomdido by Charlie Parker
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
18.
Mood Indigo by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; New York, USA 
19.
Shall We Dance: They can't take that away from me by George Gershwin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; USA 
20.
Four Women by Nina Simone
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
21.
Steal away to Jesus by Traditional
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Written: USA 
22.
Sacred Concert no 2: no 1, Praise God by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
23.
Sacred Concert no 2: no 3, Heaven by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
24.
Sacred Concert no 2: no 8, Meditation by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 

Sound Samples

I couldn't hear nobody pray
Steal Away
Wesendonk Lieder - Five Poems for Female Voice: Träume
West Side Story: Somewhere
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "O, by and by"
Cabaret Songs for voice & chamber orchestra: Galathea
My Lord, what a morning
There's A Man Going Round
Erlkönig, D. 328 (Op.1)
Ave Maria, D839
Wiegenlied, Op.41, No.1
Great Day
With a Song in my Heart
Vier letzte Lieder: 3. Beim Schlafengehen

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