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A composer-supervised recording of this major American composer's works for voice.

Terry Rhodes and Ellen Williams write: "Long having been fans of the music of Libby Larsen, we were thrilled to learn that this renowned and prolific composer would be among us in residency at Meredith College for a week in March 2002. And what a tremendous week it was - with Libby coaching young women composers who had gathered from all over the country! Libby epitomizes generosity of spirit. She not only shared her thorough understanding of composition and the realities of the music business, but also her unbounded passion for vocal music. After this wonderfully inspiring time together, we all decided to collaborate on a CD together. Longtime friend and valued colleague, Benton Hess, also had agreed to participate in this project. The summer of 2002 followed, with continuing dialogue among us all, as we researched and finally selected the appropriate repertoire. Autumn 2002, found us readying for a series of recitals of this program to perform in the spring of 2003. The process culminated in several illuminating days in New York City when we had the great fortune to work with Libby herself on her music. As we sang through the program, Libby shared her intentions for each piece, affirming what we had accomplished thus far, but also encouraging and inspiring us to discover that "next level," to really find the essence of each song. What a gift! We finally recorded on May 12, 13, 15 and 16, in Baldwin Auditorium on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. We'll continue to perform these wonderful songs with great joy and commitment, and we offer our very special thanks to Libby Larsen for creating such distinctive, humorous, heartwarming and honest music."
Contents:
Libby Larsen, composer
Margaret Songs
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Benton Hess, piano

Libby Larsen, composer
Duet from Eric Hermannson's Soul
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Ellen Willians, mezzo-soprano

Libby Larsen, composer
Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers
Ellen Williams, mezzo-soprano, Benton Hess, piano, Stephen Reis, cello

Libby Larsen, composer
Chanting to Paradise
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Benton Hess, piano

Libby Larsen, composer
The Color Duet
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Ellen Willians, mezzo-soprano, Benton Hess, piano

Libby Larsen, composer
Hell's Belles
Ellen Williams, mezzo-soprano, The Raleigh Ringers, David Harris, conductor

Libby Larsen, composer
Duet from Mrs. Dalloway
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Ellen Willians, mezzo-soprano, Benton Hess, piano

Libby Larsen, composer
Songs from Letters: Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, 1880-1902
Terry Rhodes, soprano, Benton Hess, piano

Review:
"By introducing singers, teachers, and listeners to more of Larsen's wide variety of appealing vocal music, this recording will certainly help lead to the well-deserved and wider performance of her vocal works." (American Music)
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