BarberFest

presented in partnership with Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Voices of America
September 25-27, 2009
Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University

Barberfest

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BarberFest Concert #1
7:00pm, Friday, September 25

Nuvoletta, opus 25 (1947)
Sarah Pelletier, soprano & Shiela Kibbe, pianist

The Daisies, opus 2 (1927)
With Rue my Heart is Laden, opus 2 (1928)
Bessie Bobtail, opus 2 (1934)
Shadi Ebrahami, soprano & Linda Osborn-Blaschke, pianist

Of that so sweet imprisonment (10 Early Songs; 1935)
Love at the door (10 Early Songs; 1934)
Joe Dan Harper, tenor & Anne Kissel, pianist

Au Clair de la Lune (unpublished; 1926)
La Nuit (unpublished; 1925)
Sarah Pelletier, soprano & Shiela Kibbe, pianist

Mélodies Passagères, opus 27 (“To Francis Poulenc and Pierre Bernac”; 1950-51)
Puisque tout passe
Un cygne
Tombeau dans un parc
Le clocher chante
Départ

Joe Dan Harper, tenor & Anne Kissel, pianist

Pause

Strings in the earth and air (10 Early Songs; 1935)
My Fairyland (unpublished; 1924)
Monks and Raisins, opus 18 (1943)
Thy Love (unpublished; 1926)
Shadi Ebrahami, soprano & Linda Osborn-Blaschke, pianist

Dere Two Fella Joe (unpublished; 1924)
Ask Me To Rest (unpublished; 1926)
Joe Dan Harper, tenor & Anne Kissel, pianist

A Nun Takes the Veil, opus 13 (1937)
Slumber Song of the Madonna (10 Early songs; 1925, originally for voice and organ)
October Weather (unpublished; 1923)
Shadi Ebrahami, soprano & Linda Osborn-Blaschke, pianist

Three Songs, opus 45 (1972)
Now Have I Fed and Eaten up the Rose
A Green Lowland of Pianos
O Boundless, Boundless Evening
Sarah Pelletier, soprano & Shiela Kibbe, pianist

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BarberFest Concert #2
7:00 pm, Saturday, September 26

Nursery Songs (unpublished, “To Sara”; 1920-1923)
Jack and Jill
God Bless You
I Do Not Like Thee, Dr. Fell
Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son
I Love Little Pussy
Two Old Men
The Rockaby Lady

Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano & John McDonald, pianist

Three Songs, the words from Old England (unpublished; 1925-1926)
Lady, When I Behold the Roses
An Earnest Suit to his Unkind Mistress
Hey Nonny No!

Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Alison d’Amato, pianist

Two Songs of Youth (unpublished; 1925)
Invocation to Youth
I Never Thought that Youth Would Go

Peace (unpublished; 1935)
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano & John McDonald, pianist
                                
Watchers (unpublished; 1926)
Fantasy in Purple (unpublished; 1925)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Alison d’Amato, pianist

The Secrets of the Old, opus 13 (1938)
The Queen’s Face on the Summery Coin, opus 18 (1942)
Sure on this Shining Night, opus 13 (1938)
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano & John McDonald, pianist

Pause

There's nae lark (10 Early Songs; 1927)
Night Wanderers (10 Early Songs; 1935)
In the dark pinewood (10 Early Songs; 1937)
Love’s Caution (10 Early Songs; 1935)
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano & John McDonald, pianist

Despite and Still, Opus 41 (1968)
A Last Song
My Lizard
In the Wilderness
Solitary Hotel
Despite and Still

Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Alison d’Amato, pianist

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BarberFest Concert #3
1:30 pm, Sunday, September 27

Stopping by woods on a snowy evening (unpublished; 1935)
Beggar’s song (10 Early Songs; 1936)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Alison d’Amato, pianist

Music, When Soft Voices Die (unpublished; 1926)
Two Poems of the Wind (1924)
Little Children of the Wind
Longing
Joe Dan Harper, tenor & Anne Kissel, pianist

 

Mother, I can not mind my wheel (10 Early Songs; 1927)
Man (unpublished; 1926)
Sarah Pelletier, soprano & Shiela Kibbe, pianist

Serenader (10 Early Songs; 1934)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Alison d’Amato, pianist

Rain has fallen, opus 10 (1935)
Sleep now, opus 10 (1935)
Joe Dan Harper, tenor & Anne Kissel, pianist

I hear an army, opus 10 (1936)
Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Alison d’Amato, pianist

Nocturne, opus 13 (1940)
Joe Dan Harper, tenor & Anne Kissel, pianist

Hermit Songs, opus 29 (1952-1953)
At St. Patrick’s Purgatory
Church Bell at Night
Saint Ita’s Vision
The Heavenly Banquet
The Crucifixion
Sea-Snatch
Promiscuity
The Monk and his Cat
The Praises of God
The Desire for Hermitage
Sarah Pelletier, soprano & Shiela Kibbe, pianist

 

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