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Passing By: Songs by Jake Heggie

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composed by Jake Heggie

In a career with striking correspondences with that of his contemporary, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie has been hugely successful in the treacherous field of contemporary opera using a lyrical idiom that is strongly infused with the influence of American popular song. Both composers have also made a mark in the area of new art songs, producing a profusion of songs that have been eagerly taken up by some of the leading singers of their time because of their expert and communicative vocal writing. Passing By includes 21 of ...

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  1. At the Statue of Venus, musical scene for voice & piano: A Lucky Child
  2. Some Times of Day, songs (3) for voice & piano
  3. Facing Forward/Looking Back, duets (5) for 2 voices & piano: Motherwit
  4. Facing Forward/Looking Back, duets (5) for 2 voices & piano: Grounded
  5. Facing Forward/Looking Back, duets (5) for 2 voices & piano: Mother in the Mirror
  6. Facing Forward/Looking Back, duets (5) for 2 voices & piano: Facing Forward
  7. Here and Gone, song cycle for 2 voices & piano quartet
  8. To Say Before Going to Sleep, for voice & piano
  9. Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia, song cycle for voice & piano
  10. Final Monologue from Master Class, for voice & piano
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