American Cycles & Sets
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Sophisticated American songs.

"As a song recitalist one of my favorite pastimes is putting programs together. I love to figure out how to juxtapose songs so as to show them off to greatest advantage. When I program cycles or sets, the composer have done some of my work for me. They have decided how they want their songs to interrelate, and then it becomes my job, as it is with this recording to see which cycles and sets go well together. I think of a cycle as something which doesn't excerpt effectively; each song is dependent on its neighbors to make its full effect. A set excerpts easily but also functions well as a complete group, usually using works of a single poet. In this recording, I think of the Beaser, Talma and Gruenberg as cycles, and the Smith, Wilson and Berg as sets. They appear together on this recording because they are all works I love and have performed frequently, and I think they make an intriguing totality. They are also pieces that are accessible to the general public but which could only have been compose in the twentieth century." (Paul Sperry)
Contents:
Robert Beaser, composer
The Seven Deadly Sins
Paul Sperry, tenor, Irma Vallecillo, piano


Christopher Berg, composer
Six Poems of Frank O'Hara
Paul Sperry, tenor, Irma Vallecillo, piano


Louis Gruenberg, composer
Animals and Insects
Paul Sperry, tenor, Irma Vallecillo, piano


Larry Alan Smith, composer
Songs of the Silence
Paul Sperry, tenor, Irma Vallecillo, piano


Louise Talma, composer
Terre de France
Paul Sperry, tenor, Irma Vallecillo, piano


Richard Wilson, composer
Three Painters
Paul Sperry, tenor, Irma Vallecillo, piano

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