New Growth
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A release with strong appeal for lovers of the spoken word and art song.

The title of this CD tells the listener all that needs to be known about what to expect from this disc: A Superb Gathering of Poets and Musicians. Here we have music by composers Melissa Shiflett, Lee Hoiby and Elliot Z. Levine to poems by poets Sara Teasdale, Jeffery Beam, Shauna Holiman and Katha Pollitt, performed by musicans Shauna Holiman, Arlene Shrut, Barbara Stein Mallow, Brent McMunn, Amelia Watkins, Ann Salwey, Jeffery Beam, and Katha Pollitt. In the booklet there is complete biographical information about all of the artists who take part in this production. The number is considerable because the poets are integral to the music making.
Contents:
Melissa Shiflett, composer
Places
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Melissa Shiflett, composer
The Storm
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Melissa Shiflett, composer
Meadowlarks
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Melissa Shiflett, composer
In Spring, Santa Barbara
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Melissa Shiflett, composer
Let It Be Forgotten
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Melissa Shiflett, composer
August Moonrise
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Millennium Approaches
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Barbara Mallow, cello, Brent McMunn, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Spirit of the Hive
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Barbara Mallow, cello, Brent McMunn, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Sting
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Barbara Mallow, cello, Brent McMunn, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
Ars Poetica: The Queen
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Barbara Mallow, cello, Brent McMunn, piano

Lee Hoiby, composer
The Swarm
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Barbara Mallow, cello, Brent McMunn, piano

Melissa Shiflett, composer
The Lake at Night/Cistern Water/White Waves
Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Elliott Z. Levine, composer
Metaphors of Women
Amelia Watkins, soprano, Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Elliott Z. Levine, composer
Moon and Flowering Plum
Amelia Watkins, soprano, Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Elliott Z. Levine, composer
Intimation
Amelia Watkins, soprano, Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Elliott Z. Levine, composer
Lives of the 19th Century Poetesses
Amelia Watkins, soprano, Shauna Holiman, soprano, Arlene Shrut, piano

Sara Teasdale, poet
Places
Ann Salwey, narrator

Sara Teasdale, poet
Meadowlarks
Ann Salwey, narrator

Sara Teasdale, poet
The Storm
Ann Salwey, narrator

Sara Teasdale, poet
In Spring Santa Barbara
Ann Salwey, narrator

Sara Teasdale, poet
Let It Be Forgotten
Ann Salwey, narrator

Sara Teasdale, poet
August Moonrise
Ann Salwey, narrator

Jeffrey Beam, poet
The Life of the Bee
Jeffrey Beam, narrator

Shauna Holiman, poet
Water Dreams
Shauna Holiman, narrator

Katha Pollitt, poet
Metaphors of Women
Katha Pollitt, narrator

Katha Pollitt, poet
Moon and Flowering Plum
Katha Pollitt, narrator

Katha Pollitt, poet
Intimation
Katha Pollitt, narrator

Katha Pollitt, poet
Lives of the Nineteenth Century Poetesses
Katha Pollitt, narrator

Review:
"Ezra Pound said, 'Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music.' New Growth demonstrates how these companion arts can successfully complement one another." (Potpourri)