Carolyn Heafner Sings American Songs
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR854     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Carolyn Heafner, soprano; Jay Poûhe, piano; Dixie Ross Neill, piano; Lee Hoiby, piano

It’s a pleasure to introduce the songs of Jay Pouhe as well as to look back on working with the other talented composers represented on this recording. With the exception of Amy Beach, when the original works were recorded all of the composers were living. And, interestingly, every composer represented is or was a pianist. From this came my desire to have each song accompanied by the composer if at all possible. And from there came the experience of working with the composers. I have always tried to consult the source, and in most cases it was as simple as picking up the telephone and dialing! I have also always found composers to be accessible and delighted to know of my interest in their music and their personal input...

The experiences of making this recording were not only hard work and a lot of fun, but also a time of incredible learning and growth thanks to being able to listen to these extraordinary people. I learned to hear with my mind and with my heart, all while making music with friends.  —C.H.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

Carolyn Heafner

Carolyn Heafner Sings American Songs

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Track Listing

Amorous Line: Women have loved before
Jay Poûhe
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Amorous Line: Now by this moon
Jay Poûhe
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Amorous Line: Humoresque
Jay Poûhe
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Amorous Line: I too beneath your moon
Jay Poûhe
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Amorous Line: Oh, think not
Jay Poûhe
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Amorous Line: And you as well must die
Jay Poûhe
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Amorous Line: What lips my lips have kissed
Jay Poûhe
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Three Browning Songs: The Year's at the spring
Amy (H. H. A.) Beach
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Three Browning Songs: Ah, love, but a day
Amy (H. H. A.) Beach
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Three Browning Songs: I send my heart up to thee
Amy (H. H. A.) Beach
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Death by Owl-Eyes
Jack Beeson
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You Should of Done it Blues
Jack Beeson
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Eldorado
Jack Beeson
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Four Songs on Poems by Adelaide Crapsey, Op. 1: Old Love
Hugo Weisgall
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Four Songs on Poems by Adelaide Crapsey, Op. 1: Song
Hugo Weisgall
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Four Songs on Poems by Adelaide Crapsey, Op. 1: Oh, Lady, let the sad tears fall
Hugo Weisgall
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Four Songs on Poems by Adelaide Crapsey, Op. 1: Dirge
Hugo Weisgall
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Night Songs: Night
Lee Hoiby
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Night Songs: Pierrot
Lee Hoiby
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Night Songs: Angelique
Lee Hoiby
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Night Songs: The Shroud
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: I'm Nobody
Ernst Bacon
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: Eden
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: Poor Little Heart
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: The Little Stone
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: The Heart
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: The Banks of The Yellow Sea
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Selected Songs to Emily Dickinson: Simple Days
Ernst Bacon
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