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My Love Unspoken - Leo Sowerby: Songs / Osborne, Halliday


Release Date: 10/01/1996 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 196   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert OsborneMalcolm Halliday
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Songs (3) for Donna Harrison, H 290 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
From the Hillcrest, H 282 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1946; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 12 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
I have known two worlds, H 450 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Malcolm Halliday (Piano), Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
In my craft or sullen art, H 366 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Wanderer's Song, H 296 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
One sunny time in May, H 215 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Prayer of the Seafarer, H 209 no 2 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
The Moor Grave, H 190 no 1 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Serenity, H 198 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Highland Spring, H 190 no 2 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Go 'way from my window, H 295 no 1 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Black is the color of my true love's hair, H 295 no 2 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
He's gone away, H 181/311 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926/1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
One morning in May, H 295 no 3 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Loch Lomond, H 210 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
For Late Autumn, H 257 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Halliday (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: English 
17.
Early Spring Song, H 266 by Leo Sowerby
Performer:  Malcolm Halliday (Piano), Robert Osborne (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1995 
Venue:  Patrych Sound Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Wanderer's Song
One Sunny Time in May
Prayer for the Seafarer
The Moor Grave
Serenity
Highland Spring
Go 'way from my window
Black is the color of my true love's hair
He's gone away
3 Songs for Donna Harrison: No. 1. Snow Toward Evening
3 Songs for Donna Harrison: No. 2. Donnycarney
3 Songs for Donna Harrison: No. 3. On the Beach at Fontana
One morning in May
Loch Lomond
For Late Autumn
Early Spring Song
In my craft or sullen art
I Have Known Two Worlds
From the Hillcrest: No. 1. Lyric of Spring
From the Hillcrest: No. 2. Pastorale for an August Night
From the Hillcrest: No. 3. Paean to Autumn

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Sowerby in Advanced Harmony Mode October 1, 2012 By E. Barnes (Dunn Loring, VA) See All My Reviews "Here's quite a different composer from the one who wrote the popular anthem "Love Came Down at Christmas" and perhaps his most well-known work, the "Classic Concerto" for Organ and Orchestra. In these intimate songs, Leo Sowerby takes the opportunity to flex his advanced harmony muscles. And they are considerable. The exceptions (and properly so) are his American and British folksong arrangements, which maybe don't go far enough away from the original to even count as arrangements. It's an interesting range of material for those used to the more conservative, tonal Sowerby. The significant minus here is the performance. To be sure, Robert Osborne and his piano accompanist Malcolm Halliday, demonstrate exemplary musicianship in things like pitch, phrasing, flow, and moving the music forward. Unfortunately, Mr. Osborne's voice seems labored at the higher end (where the music often takes him), and one ends up listening to a kind of shout or at any rate a rather unpleasant artless yell. If he hits one of those notes and stays on it for any length of time, he can turn it into a more attractive sound with a bit of vibrato, but the artistic sheen of the moment is gone. Man, I hate writing this, but I hope I'll be able to hear Sowerby's songs sometime performed by a more simpatico voice. That said, this is still an important disc of mid-20th-Century American music, and I'm glad to have it." Report Abuse
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