Music of Miriam Gideon
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR782     Release Date: 1998-01-01
Prism Orchestra; William Sharp, baritone; Robert Black, Conductor; Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Arthur Bloom, clarinet; Raymond DesRoches, marimba; Fred Sherry, cello; David Gilbert, Conductor; William Metcalf, baritone; Isidore Cohen, violin; Karen Phillips, viola; Ronald Roseman, oboe; Fritz Jahoda, Conductor; Judith Raskin, soprano; Da Capo Chamber Players: (Joel Lester, violin; Gordon Gottlieb, vibraphone; André Emelianoff, cello; Patricia Spencer, flute; Ronald Roseman, oboe; John DeMain, Conductor); Constantine Cassolas, tenor; Speculum Musicae: Benjamin Hudson, violin; John Graham, viola; Eric Bartlett, cello; Susan Palma Nidel, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Lauren Goldstein, bassoon; Stephen Burns, trumpet; Robert Black, Conductor); Elaine Bonazzi, mezzo-soprano; Contemporary Chamber Ensemble: (Miohisa Takada, violin; Lester Joel, violin; Jacob Glick, viola; Susan Palma Nidel, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Donald MacCourt, bassoon; Paul Ingraham, French horn; Arthur Weisberg, Conductor)


"When I was 19 I set a song - to an American poem I've now forgotten
- and I knew I'd found my own idiom. I was hooked."

By 1981, the year Miriam Gideon made this statement, she had demonstrated that writing for the voice was indeed a form of artistic expression well suited to her, having composed nearly forty vocal works. While she also composed a number of instrumental works (for solo piano, orchestra, and various chamber ensembles), the bulk of her oeuvre consists of music with text and includes choral compositions, songs for voice with piano or chamber ensemble, a cantata, and an opera. The present disc, a collection of seven songs spanning nearly forty years of Gideon's compositional career, illustrates her elegant cultivation of the vocal idiom.


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).

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Music of Miriam Gideon

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Track Listing

Sonnets From Shakespeare: Sonnet VIII
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Sonnets From Shakespeare: Sonnet XIX
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Sonnets From Shakespeare: Sonnet XXXIII
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Sonnets From Shakespeare: Sonnet LXXI
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Sonnets From Shakespeare: Sonnet CXXIII
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Rhymes From The Hill: I. Bundeslied der Galgenbrueder
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Rhymes From The Hill: II. Galgenkindes Wiegenlied
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Rhymes From The Hill: III. Die Korfsche Uhr
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Rhymes From The Hill: IV. Palmstroems Uhr
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Rhymes From The Hill: V. Der Seufzer
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The Hound of Heaven
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Nocturnes: I. To The Moon
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Nocturnes: II. High Tide
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Nocturnes: III. Witchery
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The Resounding Lyre: I. Mutterbildnis
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The Resounding Lyre: II. Wähebuf Und Nichtenint
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The Resounding Lyre: III. Halleluja
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Spirit Above The Dust: I. Prologue
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Spirit Above The Dust: II. Theory of Poetry
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Spirit Above The Dust: III. The Two Trees
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Spirit Above The Dust: IV. The Linden Branch
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Spirit Above The Dust: V. Black Boy
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Spirit Above The Dust: VI. My Caliban Creature
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Spirit Above The Dust: VII. The Snow Fall
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Wing'd Hour: I. Silent Noon
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Wing'd Hour: II. My Heart Is Like A Singing Bird
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Wing'd Hour: III. Autumn
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