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Author: Samuel Barber; Cheryl Studer; Thomas Hampson; John Browning; Emerson String Quartet.
Publisher: Hamburg, Germany : Deutsche Grammophon, ℗1994.
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Genre/Form: Song cycles
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Barber; Cheryl Studer; Thomas Hampson; John Browning; Emerson String Quartet.
OCLC Number: 30366658
Notes: Deutsche Grammophon: 435 867-2 (435 868-2--435 869-2).
In part song cycles.
Principally with piano acc. ; the 21st song with string quartet acc.
Sung principally in English ; Mélodies passagères sung in French.
Texts from various sources.
Title on container: Secrets of the old : complete songs of Samuel Barber.
Ed. recorded: G. Schirmer.
Compact discs.
Biographical and program notes by John Browning and texts, the French songs with English translation (28 p. : ports.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Cheryl Studer, soprano ; Thomas Hampson, baritone ; John Browning, piano ; Emerson String Quartet.
Event notes: Recorded at St. Konrad Church, Abersee, Austria, Aug. 1991, at Brahms-Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Sept. 1992, at Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purchase, Dec. 6, 1992, and at American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, Dec. 8, 1992.
Description: 2 audio discs (110 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Compact discs.
Contents: Disc 1. A slumber song of the Madonna (Noyes) (2:01) --
There's nae lark (Swinburne) (1:43) --
Love at the door (Symonds) (1:26) --
Serenades [i.e. Serenader] (Dillon) (2:16) --
Love's caution (Davies) (2:56) --
Night wanderers (Davies) (3:02) --
Of that so sweet imprisonment (Joyce) (2:10) --
Strings in the earth and air (Joyce) (1:18) --
Beggar's song (Davies) (2:02) --
In the dark pinewood (Joyce) (1:46) --
Three songs, op. 2. The daisies (Stephens) (1:20) ; With rue my heart is laden (Houseman) (1:28) ; Bessie Bobtail (Stephens) (2:48) --
Three songs, op. 10 (Joyce). Rain has fallen (3:02) ; Sleep now (3:34) ; I hear an army (2:42) --
Four songs, op. 13 A nun takes the veil (Hopkins) (1:42) ; The secrets of the old (Yeats) (1:08) ; Sure on this shining night (Agee) (2:30) ; Nocturne (Prokosch) (4:02) --
Dover Beach : op. 3 (Arnold) (8:12) --
Disc 2. Two songs, op. 18. The Queen's face on the summery coin (Horan) (2:00) ; Monks and raisins (Garcia Villa) (1:12) --
Nuvoletta : op. 25 (Joyce) (5:08) --
Mélodies passagères, op. 27 (Rilke). Puisque tout passe (1:35) ; Un cygne (2:22) ; Tombeau dans un parc (1:56) ; Le clocher chante (1:23) ; Départ (1:58) --
Hermit songs : op. 29. At Saint Patrick's purgatory (1:30) ; Church bell at night (0:54) ; St. Ita's vision (3:18) ; The heavenly banquet (1:12) ; The crucifixion (2:25) ; Sea-snatch (0:40) ; Promiscuity (0:58) ; The monk and his cat (2:40) ; The praises of God (0:56) ; The desire of hermitage (3:49) --
Despite and still : op. 41. A last song (Graves) (2:32) ; My lizard (Roethke) (1:04) ; In the wilderness (Graves) 3:21) ; Solitary hotel (Joyce) (2:39) ; Despite and still (Graves) (1:24) --
Three songs, op. 45. Now have I fed and eaten up the rose (Joyce) (2:36) ; A green lowland of pianos (Milosz) (2:09) ; O boundless, boundless evening (Middleton) (4:17).
Other Titles: Secrets of the old.
Vocal music.
Responsibility: Samuel Barber.

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