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"There is No Gender in Music"

So said composer Elinor Remick Warren. In this program we look at the lives and songs of generations of American women composers.

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Song Listing

Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:

Ah, Love, But a Day (op. 44, no. 2)

Amy Marcy Beach

Robert Browning

Record#: EMI Classics 724355796424 (Deborah Voigt, soprano; Brian Zeger, piano)

Song Collection: Three Browning Songs, Op. 44

Twilight (op. 2, no. 1)

Amy Marcy Beach

Henry Harris Aubrey Beach

Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Craig Rutenberg, piano

Record#: recital in Winona, Minnesota, 2009 (Thomas Hampson, baritone; Craig Rutenberg, piano)

Song Collection: Three Songs, Op. 2

My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord

Florence Price

Traditional

Record#: RCA Victor Red Seal 63306 (Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano)

Songs to the Dark Virgin

Florence Price

Langston Hughes

Record#: Naxos 8.559136 2; track 11 (Darryl Taylor, tenor; Maria Corley, piano)

Poème d’Automne

Margaret Bonds

Langston Hughes

Record#: Albany Records TROY 385 (Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano)

Song Collection: Songs of the Seasons

A Parable: A Blade of Grass

Marion Bauer

Stephen Crane

Record#: Private recording (Jane Morrow King, mezzo-soprano; David King, piano)

Rat Riddles

Ruth Crawford Seeger

Carl Sandburg

Record#: Naxos 8.559197 (Nan Hughes, mezzo-soprano; Continuum Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs)

Song Collection: Three Songs

Her Greatest Charm

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

Record#: Elektra Nonesuch 79178 (Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano)

Nothin' But Love

Carrie Jacobs-Bond

George N. Alsop

Record#: Elektra Nonesuch 79178 (Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Gilbert Kalish, piano)

American Lullaby

Gladys Rich

Gladys Rich

Record#: Albany Records TROY 385 (Jay Pierson, baritone; John O’Brien, piano)

The Blue Juniata

Marion Dix Sullivan

J. W. Sullivan

Record#: Pa’s Fiddle Recordings PFR 0163-2 (Ranger Doug, voice; Riders in the Sky Ensemble)

Ojalá

Margaret Ruthven Lang

George Eliot

Record#: Delos DE3407 (Donald George, tenor; Lucy Mauro, piano)

Bucking Bronco

Libby Larsen

Belle Starr

Record#: Albany Records TROY 385 (Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano)

Song Collection: Three Cowboy Songs

Sweetgrass Range

Elinor Remick Warren

Edwin Ford Piper

Record#: Mac/Eddy Records JN 187 (Nelson Eddy, baritone; Robert Armbruster conducts the Kraft Music Hall Orchestra)

She Weeps Over Rahoon

Miriam Gideon

James Joyce

Record#: New World Records 80393 (William Sharp, baritone; Walter Hilse, piano)

The Kiss

Lori Laitman

Sara Teasdale

Record#: Albany Records TROY 393 (William Sharp, baritone; Lori Laitman, piano)

Song Collection: Mystery

God Be In My Heart

Elinor Remick Warren

Anonymous

Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano

Record#: THM 5432