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And if the Song be Worth a Smile ()

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composed by David Garner, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie, John Corigliano, Luna Pearl Woolf, William Bolcom

Both the composers and the performers on this release from the Dutch audiophile label PentaTone are mostly associated with the city of San Francisco, but the program is nevertheless diverse enough to live up to the more general "Songs by American Composers" subtitle. The title comes from Gordon Getty's The Ballad of Poor Peter (track 7), one of several compositions on the program that take their inspiration from folk music. Getty's set Poor Peter, to his own texts, draws on English folk song, while Jake Heggie's lush Four ...

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  1. Cabaret Songs: Amor
  2. Cabaret Songs: Oh Close the Curtain
  3. Cabaret Songs: Waitin
  4. Cabaret Songs: Toothbrush Time
  5. Poor Peter, songs (3) for voice & piano
  6. My true love hath my heart, for 2 voices, cello & piano
  7. Barb'ry Allen
  8. He's Gone Away
  9. The Leather-Winged Bat
  10. Annettes-Lieder, for voice, cello & piano
  11. Dodecaphonia, for voice & piano
  12. Marvelous Invention, for voice & piano
  13. Odas de Todo el Mundo, for voice, cello & piano
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And if the Song be Worth a Smile
2009, Pentatone Classics

UPC: 827949009969


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