Music for Solo Voice

by Leslie Bassett

Two Stephens Songs, (baritone, pf.), The Shell and The Lion (In Waste Places), poems by James Stephens, 10, 1996-8, (___), Peters #67646, in prep., Lori Gould (mezzo sop.!), Gail Jennings, Barton Hills Country Club, Ann Arbor, MI, May 20, 2000, comm. by Mu Phi Epsilon

 

Pierrot Songs, (soprano with fl, cl, vln, cello, pf),  texts by Albert Giraud (German trans. by Otto Hartleben), 12', 1988 (1990), Peters #67222, Christine Schadeberg, NY New Music Ensemble, Robert Black, cond., Los Angeles, Nov. 7, 1988, (first song); Lucy Shelton, Da Capo Chamber Players, Los Angeles, Jan. 25, 1989 (second and third songs),  comm. by Schoenberg Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Love Songs, (sop, pf.), texts from anon. Greek, W S Landor, Anne Bradstreet, Emerson, Henry Harrington, 13', 1975 (1977), Merion Music (Theo. Presser Co.), Elizabeth Mosher, Jack Roberts, Music Teachers Nat. Assn., Dallas, March, 31, 1976, comm. by Music Teachers Nat. Assn.

 

Time and Beyond, (baritone with clar, cello, pf), texts by Emerson, Tagore, Mark Van Doren, 12', 1973 (1980), Peters #66574, Fritz Moses and ensemble at Eastern  Mich. Univ, Ypsilanti, MI, June 20, 1973, comm. by Soc. for the Commissioning of New Music.

 

The Jade Garden, (sop. pf.), four oriental poems in English, 9', 1973 (1977),  Merion Music (Theo. Presser Co.), Emily Lowe, Joseph Gurt, Eastern Mich., Univ, Ypsilanti, MI, Feb. 8, 1976

 

To Music (sop., pf.), texts by Ben Jonson, Robert Herrick, Wm. Billings, 11', 1962 (1966), Peters #67644, (originally published by Highgate Press, Galaxy Corp.), Patty Thompson Gay, John Eaton, Rome, April 17, 1962; comm. by Mu Phi Epsilon music sorority.

 

Four Songs (sop, pf), texts Wm. Blake, Geo. Herbert, Edwin A. Robinson, 10', 1953, American Composers Edition,  BASSE 05246, Norma Heyde, Anita Bassett, Ann Arbor, MI, Nov. 15, 1953,

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