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Nine Latin American Folk Songs  Arranged for solo voice and piano.  Alfred Publishing Company
Medium high voice 22933; with CD 22935; Medium low voice  22936; with CD 22938
For recitals, concerts and contests. English lyrics by J. Jason Charnesky. These nine Latin American gems will be a stunning addition to your vocal repertoire. Whether performed in Spanish or English, these masterful arrangements feature sophisticated piano accompaniments and stylish vocal lines that emphasize the dramatic nuances of their delightful texts. ‍

1. Vuela, suspiro (Fly, My Sighs)
2. ¿Dónde vas, Alfonso Doce? (Where Do You Go, Alfonso XII?) 
3. A cantar a una niña (When I Sang to a Child)
4. Mi mamá me aconsejaba (My Mama Advised Me)
5. Nesta rua (On Our Street) 
6. Una tarde fesquita de Mayo (One Cool Afternoon in May) 
7. El Capotín (A Little Rain Hat) 
8. Al pasar por Sevilla (On Visiting Sevilla) 
9. Villancico (Carol) sopranos and piano.
View score sample and listen at Alfred.

Portraits of Women: Volume 2   For 2 sopranos and piano. One Life: The Rachel Carson Project
Purchase the score. Buy the CD.  Read the lyrics by Jason Charnesky.
Portraits of Women Volume 2 - Opera & Cantata is an anthology of duets for two sopranos and piano by contemporary, award-winning composers. Commissioned and compiled by Soprani Compagni, this volume offers new chamber operas and cantatas for the voice studio and stage, themed around women who have embraced their true worth and calling and have dared to change their world. Scores are printed and shipped on demand. One Life: The Rachel Carson Project is based on the life and writings of Rachel Carson. She was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1907 and attended the Pennsylvania College for women, now Chatham College.  She worked as a marine scientist and biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Her major writings are Silent Spring, Under the Sea-wind, The Sea Around Us, and The Edge of the Sea Silent Spring (1962) was the first publication to expose the dangers of pesticides and launched the ecology movement in America.  Rachel Carson died of cancer in 1964. 

Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs   North Star Music
In its inaugural series, North Star delivers a wide-ranging blend of the newest composers and many of today’s most important living voices of American art song.  Caveat: The site is difficult to negotiate.

Emily Grosholz

Dinner in the Courtyard  Mezzo-soprano: Volume 2
Poem by Emily Grosholz.
When summer tears the maple leaves
to lace, and blue shows through the green 
like those imagined distances,
weaving through all things close at hand,
then sunset looms for hours upon 
the scarlet tenements of day, 
unraveling curtains, windowpanes 
ablaze. The house is close, I say,

and move the table underneath
the arches of the maple tree.
Not even the curious neighbors know
if I am host or stranger here,
nor if this roof of leaf and air
the little courtyard of the world, is home.
Listen to Amanda Silliker, mezzo-soprano, sing Dinner in the Courtyard

James Weldon Johnson

The Gift To Sing  Tenor: Volume 1
Poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) 
Sometimes the mist overhangs my path,
And blackening clouds about me cling;
But, oh, I have a magic way
To turn the gloom to cheerful day – 
I softly sing. 

And if the way grows darker still, 
hadowed by Sorrow's somber wing,
With glad defiance in my throat,
I pierce the darkness with a note,
And sing, and sing.

I brood not over the broken past,
Nor dread whatever time may bring;
No nights are dark, no days are long, 
While in my heart there swells a song,
And I can sing.
Listen to Heather Antonissen, soprano, sing The Gift To Sing with midi.

Robert Fergusson

The Lee-Rigg   Baritone: Volume 1
Poem by Robert Fergusson (1750-1774), Scottish poet
Will ye gang owr the lee-rigg, My ain kind deary O! 
And cuddle there sae kindly Wi' me, my kind deary O? 
At thorniedike and birkentree We'll daff, and ne'er be weary O; 
They'll scug ill een frae you and me, Mine ain kind deary O.

Nae herds wi kent or colly there, Shall e'er come to fear ye O; 
But lav'rocks, whistling in the air, Shall woo, like me, their deary O! 
While others herd their lambs and ewes, And toil for warld's gear, my jo, 
Upon the lee my pleasure grows, Wi' you, my kind deary O!
Listen to midi of The Lee-Rigg.