My Love Unspoken
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Charming neo-classical songs by the famed American composer.

Leo Sowerby, whose loving sobriquet is "the Handel of Lake Michigan," lived most of his life in Chicago. He composed 550 works in all forms save ballet and opera and was the recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Prix de Rome. His works were premiered by such illustrious musicians and Organizations as Serge Koussevitsky, E. Power Biggs, the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, and the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras. His 122 songs, 21 of which are heard on this disc, composed between 1909 and 1966, straddle a critical transitional period in American art song history. His earliest songs reflect the parlor and sentimental styles that were prevalent in the first decades of this century. His compositional training and his beloved models were from the French school, rather than the more dominant German school that then held sway over American concert and educational life. But by the early 1920s Sowerby's personal and American voice, founded on his prairie roots, was clear in his songs. This unique voice is heard to magnificent effect in the lovely songs contained on this recording.
Contents:
Leo Sowerby, composer
Wanderer's Song, H. 296
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
One Sunny Time in May, H. 215
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Prayer of the Seafarer, H. 209, No. 2
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
The Moor Grave, H. 190, No. 1
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Serenity, H. 198
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Highland Spring, H. 190, No. 2
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Go ´way from my window, H. 295, No. 1
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Black is the color of my true love's hair, H. 295, No. 2
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
He's gone away, H. 181-311
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Snow Toward Even
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Donnycarney
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
On the Beach at Fontana
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
One Morning in May, H. 295, No. 3
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Loch Lomond, H. 210
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
For Late Autumn, H. 257
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Early Spring Song, H. 266
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
In my craft or sullen art, H. 366
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
I Have Known Two Words, H. 450
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Lyric of Spring
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Pastorale for an August Night
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Leo Sowerby, composer
Paean to Autumn
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Review:
"There are discs of Chamber music, choral and Organ works but nary a song, and until now I had no idea he had written any, so this record was a revelation.I am rather impressed by the Masefield songs; Masefield is a more impressive poet than I remembered him." (American Record Guide)
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