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Five Borough Songbook ()

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composed by Christina Courtin, Christopher Berg, Christopher Tignor, Daron Hagen, Gabriel Kahane, Gilda Lyons, Glen Roven, John Glover, Jorge Martín, Lisa Bielawa, Martin Hennessy, Matt Schickele, Mohammed Fairouz, Renée Favand-See, Richard Pearson Thomas

Five Borough Songbook is a project of the Five Boroughs Music Festival, a collective of musicians whose goal is to bring topnotch musical performances to parts of the city whose audiences aren't likely to have access to conventional Manhattan concert experiences. In 2011, the festival commissioned 20 New York-area composers to write songs about the city, and the result is an attractive assortment of vocal pieces. Half of the composers took advantage of having a number of singers available, and there are vocal duets, trios, ...

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  1. O City of Ships, for 2 voices & piano
  2. F from DUMBO, for voice & piano
  3. Breakfast in New York, for 4 voices & violin
  4. The City's Love, for voice & piano
  5. rapid transit, for 2 voices
  6. Coney Island Avenue, for voice & piano
  7. On Leaving Brooklyn, for 4 voices & violin
  8. OuLiPo in the Bronx, for voice & piano
  9. Fresh Kills, for voice & piano
  10. G is for Grimy: An Ode to the G Train, for 4 voices & piano
  11. City of Orgies, Walks, and Joys!, for 2 voices, violin & piano
  12. Refugee Blues, for soprano, mezzo-soprano & piano
  13. The Avenue (II), for voice & piano
  14. Days Afield on Staten Island, for 3 voices & piano
  15. The New Yorkers, for 2 voices & piano
  16. Looking West on a Humid Summer Evening, for voice & piano
  17. At Home in Staten Island, for voice & violin
  18. 8:46 AM, Five Years Later, for voice & piano
  19. Secret Assignation, for 4 voices, violin & piano
  20. The Center of the Universe, for 4 voices, violin & piano
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Five Borough Songbook
2013, GPR Records

UPC: 091037115973

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