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Vox Femina

Song NameComposer
(Miniatures of Kin)Julie Gardner Bray / Janie Gardner Cunningham
The Gathering Julie Gardner Bray / Janie Gardner Cunningham
SistersJulie Gardner Bray / Janie Gardner Cunningham
CousinsJulie Gardner Bray / Janie Gardner Cunningham
PartingJulie Gardner Bray / Janie Gardner Cunningham
The Water is Wide
Niska Banja
The 23rd PsalmAndrea Jill Higgins
Wood RiverConnie Kaldor
(Alarcon Madrigals, Book II)Roger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
I Want to Stop Being an Endless NightRoger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
WindRoger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
BirdRoger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
Both Page and PenRoger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
MatriarchRoger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
Another LanguageRoger Bourland / Francisco X. Alarcon
I Thank You GodGwyneth Walker / e. e. cummings
Totally ExposedKaren Hart
WarriorKim Baryluk
Simply LoveHolly Near
I Come from Good PeopleRobert Seeley / Philip Littell
(The Tolerance Proect)
PendulumJoan Szymko / Amanda Harter / Christopher Behrens
AfraidDavid Kopplin
I Love a RainbowKaren Hart / Audri Tapia

Directed by Iris S Levine

The 30 talented women of Vox Femina LA, directed by Dr. Iris S. Levine, went into the recording studio in July, 2002 to record repertoire from their first 5 seasons, showcasing two new commissions: "The Tolerance Project" and "Alarcon Madrigals, Book II." Founded in 1997, VFLA is a women's choral ensemble dedicated to the performance of quality choral literature with an emphasis on music by women composers. They are a family of diverse women who are lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual. This CD is in 3 parts, 8 songs from "Miniatures of Kin," 11 songs in "Alarcon Madrigals, Book II, and 3 from "The Tolerance Project," based on the poetry of LA high school students. All songs are lightly piano accompanied. Particularly nice are the opening cut, "The Gathering," the traditional "The Water is Wide," the Serbian folk tune "Niska Banja," "Wood River," "Both Page and Pen," "Another Language," "Totally Exposed," "Warrior," Holly Near's "Simply Love," "I Come From Good People," and "I Love A Rainbow." The extensive liner notes include all the touching, poignant and joyous lyrics. "Simply..." is a gift.

Item code: 7004C | 1 CD | $9.95 ON SALE $3.95
Choral | A Cappella | Female | United States

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