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Immaginosa - American inspiration and the modern madrigal

Song NameComposer
O know to end as to begin- The hour-glass (1949)Irving Fine
Have you seen the white lily grow? - The hour-glass (1949)Irving Fine
O do not wanton with those eyes - The hour-glass (1949)Irving Fine
Against jealousy - The hour-glass (1949)Irving Fine
Lament - The hour-glass (1949)Irving Fine
The hour-glass - The hour-glass (1949)Irving Fine
Echo - Four reveries (1995)William Hawley
Remembrance - Four reveries (1995)William Hawley
My river runs to thee - Four reveries (1995)William Hawley
Meeting at night - Four reveries (1995)William Hawley
Heart not so heavy as mine (1938)Elliott Carter
Now is the gentle season (1978)Stephen Paulus
Love is a circle - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
When again all these rare perfections meet - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
All-circling point - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
His body was an orb - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
On a round ball - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
Nor doe I doubt - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
See how the Earth - Spherical Madrigals (1947)Ross Lee Finney
Musicians wrestle everywhere (1945)Elliott Carter
The tune - The winds of May (1965)Kirke Mechem
Let it be forgotten - The winds of May (1965)Kirke Mechem
Over the roofs - The winds of May (1965)Kirke Mechem
I shall not care - The winds of May (1965)Kirke Mechem
Song - The winds of May (1965)Kirke Mechem
Living gold - Alchemy (2002)Donald Skirvin
Cups of fire - Alchemy (2002)Donald Skirvin
Jewelled blaze - Alchemy (2002)Donald Skirvin
O Beauty - Alchemy (2002)Donald Skirvin

Directed by Eric Banks

The Esoterics' fifth CD, IMMAGINOSA features premieres by William Hawley and Stephen Paulus and other pieces that represent springtime song cycles on love and life. Recorded after the IMMAGINOSA concert series in May 2004, this CD features several of The Esoterics' favorite cycles. Ross Lee Finney's Spherical madrigals resonates with the exploration and creativity of the Age of Reason, and Irving Fine's artful cycle of six Ben Jonson poems - The hour glass - traverses the evolution of love during the human lifetime. The second half of IMMAGINOSA will either put spring in your step or send you off into blissful dreams. First, revel in recordings of two premiere performances: Four reveries by New York composer William Hawley, followed by a spring madrigal, Now is the gentle season, by Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus. Next, enjoy two contrasting settings of Emily Dickinson by Elliott Carter - Heart not so heavy as mine and Musicians wrestle everywhere. Finally, immerse yourself in two cycles of spectacular strophes by Sara Teasdale: The winds of May by San Francisco composer Kirke Mechem, and Donald Skirvin's Alchemy, which was commissioned by The Esoterics.

Item code: 6015C | 1 CD | $15.95 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States

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