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Ricky Ian Gordon: Once I Was / Tappan, Gordon


Release Date: 12/11/2012 
Label:  Blue Griffin   Catalog #: 265   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey TappanRicky Ian Gordon
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection of songs by America’s most beloved composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, is arranged to tell a chronological life story — childhood, growing up, falling in love, heartbreak, grieving the death of a loved one, and moving on — and how music helps us through it all. Coloratura soprano Stacey Tappan, who has been hailed as a “magnificent discovery” (Forum Opera), “a powerhouse voice...” (Chicago Sun-Times), “the much applauded ...with a stunning soprano voice” (La Voix du Nord), accompanied by the composer himself, delivers emotionally charged, heartfelt renditions of these gems of American vocal literature. This collection of songs by America’s most beloved composer, Ricky Ian Gordon, is arranged to tell a chronological life story — childhood, growing up, falling in love, heartbreak, grieving the death of a loved one, and moving on — and how music helps us through it all. Coloratura soprano Stacey Tappan, who has been hailed as a “magnificent discovery” (Forum Opera), “a powerhouse voice...” (Chicago Sun-Times), “the much applauded ...with a stunning soprano voice” (La Voix du Nord), accompanied by the composer himself, delivers emotionally charged, heartfelt renditions of these gems of American vocal literature. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wild Swans by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
2.
We Will Always Walk Together, for voice & piano by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
3.
Threnody, for voice & piano by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
4.
Songs (14) for Soprano and Piano: Poem by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Songs (14) for Soprano and Piano: Once I was by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
6.
Songs (14) for Soprano and Piano: My sister's new red hat by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Songs (14) for Soprano and Piano: I am cherry alive by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Songs (14) for Soprano and Piano: An old fashioned song by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
9.
Recuerdo, for voice & piano by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
10.
Poor Girl's Ruination / The Dream Keeper by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
11.
The Special Picnic by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
12.
Afternoon on a Hill by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
13.
Genius Child: Joy by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
14.
Who knows if the moon’s a balloon by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
15.
Run Away by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
16.
The Satin Dress by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
17.
The More Loving One by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
18.
Songs (14) for Soprano and Piano: The red dress by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
19.
Just An Ordinary Guy by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
20.
Otherwise by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)
21.
What The Living Do by Ricky Ian Gordon
Performer:  Stacey Tappan (Soprano), Ricky Ian Gordon (Piano)

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