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WHEELER, S.: Songs (Wasting the Night) (Phillips, River, Kaiser, Sharp, Berman)


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WHEELER, S.: Songs (Wasting the Night) (Phillips, River, Kaiser, Sharp, Berman)

‘Songs are simply the most sensuous kind of fun one can have with the combination of words and music,’ remarks Scott Wheeler, composer of the highly praised The Construction of Boston (Naxos 8.669018). ‘That combination can range from humor to melancholy to high operatic drama. This recording is a selection from over twenty years of exploration of that expressive range. I am deeply grateful to the…five intensely communicative artists on this disc.’ Set to texts by Emily Dickinson, Blake, Rilke and others, these songs glow with a subtle, immensely appealing immediacy.

Wheeler, Scott
Van Doren, Mark, lyricist(s)

1.   I. If I Had a Wife 00:01:51
2.   II. Her Hand in My Hand 00:01:40
3.   III. Little Trip 00:01:40
4.   IV. Desire Like This 00:02:51
5.   V. Love me Little 00:01:26

Wheeler, Scott
Dickenson, Emily, lyricist(s)

  Sunday Songs
6.   I. Oriole 00:02:42
7.   II. Keeping the Sabbath 00:02:06

Wheeler, Scott
Blake, William, lyricist(s)

  Heaven and Earth
8.   I. Night 00:04:28
9.   II. The Little Vagabond 00:02:44
10.   III. Holy Thursday 00:04:53
11.   IV. Oh, For a Voice Like Thunder 00:02:32

Wheeler, Scott
Rilke, Rainer Maria / Jarrell, Randall / Auden, Wystan Hugh, lyricist(s)

  Singing To Sleep (excerpts)
12.   I. To Say to Go to Sleep 00:03:40
13.   II. Lullaby 00:05:05

Wheeler, Scott
Collins, Billy, lyricist(s)

14.   Litany 00:03:36

Wheeler, Scott
Millay, Edna St. Vincent, lyricist(s)

  Wasting the Night
15.   I. Thursday 00:01:33
16.   II. Recuerdo 00:03:16
17.   III. I Shall Forget You 00:01:43
18.   IV. Time Does Not Bring Relief 00:03:00
19.   V. Betrothal 00:02:41

Wheeler, Scott
Stevens, Wallace, lyricist(s)

  Mozart, 1935
20.   Mozart, 1935 00:04:35

Wheeler, Scott
Doolittle, Hilda, lyricist(s)

  Turning Back
21.   I. Aubade 00:04:04
22.   II. Circe 00:02:58
23.   III. Lethe 00:02:37
24.   IV. Eurydice 00:04:25

Total Playing Time: 01:12:06

Wheeler, Scott

Auden, Wystan Hugh; Blake, William; Collins, Billy; Dickenson, Emily; Doolittle, Hilda; Jarrell, Randall; Millay, Edna St. Vincent; Rilke, Rainer Maria; Stevens, Wallace; Van Doren, Mark

Berman, Donald; Kaiser, Joseph; Phillips, Susanna; River, Krista; Sharp, William

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559658

Barcode: 636943965825

Physical Release: 11/2010

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