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Catalog Number: CPS-8618
Audio Format: Stereo, DDD
Playing Time: 54:29
Release Date: 1994

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    Robert newell
  1. New London Street Cries (5:12)
    Robert Newell, conductor
    William Penn
A Cornfield in July and the River (8:15)
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    Robert Maher, baritone
    Steven Eldridge, piano
    Susan Hurley
    Wind River Songs (10:42)
  3. Wind
  4. River
  5. Song
    Nicole Philibosian, soprano
    Crispin Campbell, cell
    Michael Coonrod, piano
    Elizabeth Scheidel-Austin
    Five Sonnets from the Portuguese (11:00)
  6. Sonnet VII
  7. Sonnet XXI
  8. Sonnet III
  9. Sonnet XXXVIII
  10. Sonnet XLIII
    Melinda Liebermann, soprano
    Cornelius Witthoeft, piano
    Alan Schmitz
    Four Songs from "Green Lotus Man" (8:20)
  11. Summer Day in the Mountains
  12. Water Chestnut Girls
  13. White Hair, Deep Mirror
  14. A Friendship
    The Trio Santa Fe:
    Donna McRae, soprano
    Frank Bowen, flute
    Rita Angel, piano
    Mary Jeanne van Appledorn
  15. Freedom of Youth (11:00)
    Lori Berg, reader
    Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Yamaha DX7 synthesizer


All Recordings by the
Society of Composers, Inc.

Mélange CPS-8755
Mood Shifts CPS-8748
Soundscapes CPS-8741
Cornucopia CPS-8725
Sonic Images CPS-8712
Milestones CPS-8701
Inspirations CPS-8690
Cultivated Choruses CPS-8674
Inner Visions CPS-8670
Connections CPS-8660
Transcendencies CPS-8656
Chamber Works CPS-8651
Illuminations CPS-8643
Grand Designs CPS-8639
Intimate Thoughts CPS-8632
Evocations CPS-8631
Extended Resources CPS-8626
Songfest CPS-8618
Contra-Punctus CPS-8615
America Sings! CPS-8613
Potpourri CPS-8609
View from the Keyboard CPS-8606


Related Links
Society of Composers, Inc.
Elizabeth Scheidel-Austin @ American Music Center
Elizabeth Scheidel-Austin @ Abilene Christian University
Alan Schmitz



The Music Connoisseur - Volume 3, Number 1

"Songfest, an anthology of vocal works by Robert Newell, William Penn Susan Hurley, Elizabeth Scheidel-Austin and Alan Schmitz, plus an oddball piece for reader and synthesizer by Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, is the unsatisfactory result of five studio sessions recording six works, as well as of soloists, far from their mikes, displaying poor diction and not very good singing. Too bad, since some of the lyricism, particularly by Ms. Scheidel-Austin and Mr. Schmitz, is touching..."