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American Classics - American Anthem - Ives, Copland, Barber, Rorem / Nathan Gunn


Release Date: 06/30/2009 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 95226   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalJay GorneyNed RoremGene Scheer,   ... 
Performer:  Nathan GunnKevin Murphy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nathan Gunn was born in 1970 at South Bend, Indiana. He has appeared in many of the world's well-known opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Glyndebourne Festival and the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. The music here runs the entire gamut of American song, from folksong arrangements to familiar art songs, from crossover ballads and patriotic anthems. Well-known names from more serious music such as Ives, Copland, Barber and Rorem share company with composers of more popular repertoire such as Bolcom, Gorney and Scheer. Gunn sings everything with a seemingly endless flow of gorgeous sound; he is sensitive to the words and changing moods, and above all, Read more shows an evident love of the music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shenandoah by Traditional
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? by Jay Gorney
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Lyricist: E.Y. "Yip" Harburg. 
3.
Early in the morning by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Lyricist: Robert Hillyer. 
4.
The Lordly Hudson by Ned Rorem
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Holding Each Other by Gene Scheer
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Recuerdo by John Musto
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7.
Slugging a Vampire by Charles Ives
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8.
General William Booth Enters into Heaven by Charles Ives
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
9.
Lean Away by Gene Scheer
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
American Anthem by Gene Scheer
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
11.
At Howard Hawks's house by Gene Scheer
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12.
The lass from the low country by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Kevin Murphy (Piano), Nathan Gunn (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
13.
Four Songs, Op. 13: 1. Nocturne by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1937-1940 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Songs (4), Op. 13: no 3, Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
15.
Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 2, Fur (Murray the Furrier) by William Bolcom
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1985; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
16.
Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 1, Over the Piano by William Bolcom
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1985; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
17.
Cabaret Songs (12), Vol 1 and 2: no 5, Song of Black Max by William Bolcom
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1985; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
18.
Two Little Flowers by Charles Ives
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
19.
Songs of Innocence: no 2, The Lamb by Lee Hoiby
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
20.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
21.
Old American Songs, Set 2: At the River by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
22.
Old American Songs, Set 1: Long Time Ago by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Nathan Gunn (Baritone), Kevin Murphy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Shenandoah (arr. Lee Musiker)
Brother can you spare a dime (E. Y. Harburg)
Early in the Morning (Robert Hilyer)
The Lordly Hudson (Paul Goodman)
At Howard Hawk's House (Gene Scheer, piano arr. Lee Musiker)
Holding Each Other (Gene Scheer, piano arr. Lee Musiker)
The Lass from the Low Countree (text adapted by John Jacob Niles)
Recuerdo (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
Nocturne, Op. 13/4 (Frederic Prokosch)
Sure on This Shining Night (James Agee)
Fur (Murray the Furrier) (Arnold Weinstein)
Over the Piano (Arnold Weinstein)
Black Max (As Told by the de Kooning Boys) (Arnold Weinstein)
Two Little Flowers (and dedicated to them) (Charles Ives)
General William Booth Enters Into Heaven (from a poem by Vachel Lindsay)
The Lamb (William Blake)
I wonder as I wander (Appalachian Carol adapted/arranged John Jacob Niles & Lewis Henry Horton
At the River (Hymn tune arr. Aaron Copland from Old American Songs)
Long Time Ago (folksong arr. Aaron Copland from Old American Songs set 1)
Lean Away (Gene Scheer, arr. Andrew Thomas)
American Anthem (Gene Scheer, piano arrangement Lee Musiker)

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