Normand Lockwood | George Walker
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL488     Release Date: 2011-05-15

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Donald Sutherland, piano; Max Pollikoff, violin; Wanda Maximilien, piano; George Walker, piano

Normand Lockwood writes:

"To Margarita Debayle, which I dedicated to Phyllis Bryn-Julson, is a translation from the Nicaraguan poet, Ruben Dario, by Donald Sutherland, erstwhile head of the classics department at the University of Colorado. This translation appeared in the Denver Quarterly, University of Denver.

"I composed Valley Suite for the Keene Valley Library's American Bicentennial Celebration, its movements reflecting the Valley's woods and clearings, its peaceful cemetery atop a hill, the person of a beloved resident and friend, Raymond Edmonds, and Johns Brook, familiar to many an Adirondack aficionado. I am grateful that it is played by Max Pollikoff who has devoted so great an amount of his art to American works."

George Walker writes:

"The songs presented on this recording are culled from works composed over a period of thirty years. The first song, Response, a setting of a poem by the first significant black American poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, was composed in 1941. Three of the Emily Dickinson songs, Legacy, I Have No Life but This, and What If I Say I Shall Not Wait were commissioned by Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee. The last named song concludes with a canonical treatment of a quote from the folksong I Wonder As I Wander!"



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Phyllis Bryn-Julson

Normand Lockwood | George Walker

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Track Listing

To Margarita Debayle
Normand Lockwood
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Valley Suite: I. Scenes and Sounds
Normand Lockwood
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Valley Suite: II. Cemetery Hill
Normand Lockwood
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Valley Suite: III. Raymond's Tune (and a few others)
Normand Lockwood
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Valley Suite: IV. The Brook in Summer
Normand Lockwood
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Response
George Walker
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So We'll Go No More A-Roving
George Walker
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Hey Nonny No
George Walker
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Sweet, Let Me Go
George Walker
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Bereaved Maid
George Walker
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I Went To Heaven
George Walker
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A Red, Red Rose
George Walker
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What If I say I Shall Not Wait
George Walker
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I Have No Life But This
George Walker
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Bequest
George Walker
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With Rue My Heart Is Laden
George Walker
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