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Holes in the Sky / Downes


Release Date: 03/01/2019 
Label:  Portrait   Catalog #: 592079  
Composer:  Florence Beatrice PriceJudy CollinsClarice AssadMargaret Bonds,   ... 
Performer:  Lara DownesJudy CollinsRhiannon GiddensSimone Dinnerstein,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicality
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Holes in the Sky is a genre-fluid, multi-generational collection of music written and performed by today's leading female artists, celebrating the contributions of phenomenal women to the past, present and future of American music.

This music tells the story of what girls can contribute to the world when they are given a chance. Their dreams can make holes in the sky. The album is presented in partnership with PLAN International Because I Am a Girl, supporting the rights and empowerment of girls and young women around the globe.

With special guests Judy Collins, Simone Dinnerstein, Rhiannon Giddens, Magos Herrera, Leyla McCalla, Alicia Hall Moran, Rachel Barton Pine, Hila Plitmann and others.

Read more Music by Margaret Bonds, Judy Collins, Jennifer Higdon, Billie Holiday, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell, Meredith Monk, Paola Prestini, Florence Price, Hazel Scott, and Nina Simone, and many more.

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REVIEW:

Downes finds a personal connection in each piece, and as the program proceeds, its power gathers. The piano works and song arrangements come from various places, and Downes weaves them together so that they appear as facets of a diamond. Absolutely marvelous.

– All Music Guide (James Mannheim) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Memory Mist by Florence Beatrice Price
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Albatross by Judy Collins
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Judy Collins (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
3.
A Tide of Living Water by Clarice Assad
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Dream Variation by Margaret Bonds
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Rhiannon Giddens (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
5.
Ellis island by Meredith Monk
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Simone Dinnerstein (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; United States 
6.
Don't Explain by Herzog, Arthur, Jr.
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Leyla McCalla (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
7.
Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
8.
Venus Refraction by Paula Kimper
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
9.
Morning on the Limpopo; Matlou Women from Limpopo Songs by Paola Prestini
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
10.
Farther from the Heart by Eve Beglarian
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Hila Plitmann (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
11.
Favorite Colour by Joni Mitchell
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
12.
Notes of Gratitude by Jennifer Higdon
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
13.
Arrorro Mi Nina by Traditional
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Magos Herrera (Voice)
14.
Music Pink and Blue by Elena Ruehr
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
15.
Idyll by Hazel Scott
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
16.
Blue Piece by Libby Larsen
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Rachel Barton Pine (Violin)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
17.
Bloom by Marika Takeuchi
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Japan 
18.
Just for a Thrill by Lil Armstrong
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano), Alicia Hall Moran (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
19.
Aghavni (Doves) by Mary Kouyoumdjian
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
20.
What Lips My Lips Have Kissed by Georgia Stitt
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
21.
Rainbow by Abbey Lincoln
Performer:  Lara Downes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
22.
All The Pretty Little Horses by Laura Karpman
Performer:  Ifetayo Ali-Landing (Cello), Lara Downes (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musicality
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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