Chords and Strings, Centuries of Songs for Voice and Guitar
Suzi More & Daryl Hester
Songs from over 3 centuries for voice and guitar and lute, Sung by Suzi More and played by Daryl Hester.The Artists
Miss More has performed throughout USA and abroad as soloist w/choruses and orchestras.Was an award-winning collaborator w/ composer Loretta Jankowski, of a song cycle entitled Phoenix, published internationally by Boosey & Hawkes,in 1993 presented at the Los Angeles, California (1989), and Little Rock, Arkansas, National Association of Teacher's of singing (NATS) conventions. She is a recipient of several Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Incentive Grants, for performance and research. A member of the NATS, NJ, NYC and National chapters. Also, a composer of jazz, folk and children's songs. Her voice teachers and coaches include Franco Rossi-Roudett, Terrence Shook, Helen Fenstermacher, Chloe Owens, Daniel Ferro, Marlena Malas, Dorothea Discala, Frank Valentino, Deborah Taylor, and Dolores Cassinelli. She has appeared in master classes with Elly Amelling, Jerome Hines, Judith Raskin, and Dalton Baldwin. Ms. Morehead holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University, M.A. degree from Jersey City State College, and pursued studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts, in Philadelphia, and New York University..
Daryl Hester, a resident of Iselin, New Jersey, B.A. Kean University (1983) began guitar studies at the age of 10. Continuing his guitar studies with John Varner during his college years he performed in master classes’ presented by guitarist Eliot Fisk, Raymond Burley, Alice Artz, John McFeeley and Lutist Paul Odette and Richard Savino. Upon graduation he continued his studies with the late Patrick O’Brien. Mr. Hester has made guest appearances on radio and TV and has performed throughout the metropolitan area In 1988 Mr. Hester made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall. Now a retired Music educator he is currently an Artist in residence for the Paterson Public Schools. Mr. Hester gives his thanks to God for equipping him with these musical treasures and allowing him to share them with the world.
Suzi More and Daryl Hester have been "early music" artists as well as performers of jazz, popular, classical and other genres. This CD is a composite of several very early compositions from the Renaissance period on music.Recorded and mastered by Max Caselnova at Clearcut Recording, Garfield, N.J.
Songs and The Composers 1. "Mi Primer Verso" by Ernesto Cordero Ernesto Cordero (b New York City) Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico (1963) Madrid Royal Conservatory, Spain, diploma 1971. Post-graduate work in composition w/ Roberto Caggiano in Rome, Italy, from 1972 to 1974, Julian Orbón New York, 1977 to 1978. Studied guitar 1961 to 1964 w/Jorge Rubiano later worked w/ Regino Sáinz de la Maza (Spain) 1960s. Alirio Díaz and Claudio de Angelis (Italy)1972. Since 1971, taught composition and guitar in the music department of the University of Puerto Rico. Music director (1980 to 1997) International Guitar Festival of Puerto Rico. Cordero's works include eight concertos (four for guitar, two for violin, one for flute-piccolo and one for the Puerto Rican cuatro), a variety of chamber works in which the guitar appears in diverse ensembles and numerous guitar solos, some of which have become standards. 2. Nina by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), Italian composer, violinist and organist. His best-known works include his Stabat Mater and the opera La serva padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress). His compositions include comic operas and sacred music. He died at a very young age of 26 of tuberculosis. 3. Amarilli, mia Bella by Giulio Caccini Giulio Romolo Caccini (1551 – 1618), Italian composer, teacher, singer, instrumentalist and writer of the very late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. He was one of the founders of the genre of opera, and one of the most influential creators of the new Baroque style. He was also the father of the composer Francesca Caccini and the singer Settimia Caccini. 4. Caro Mio Ben by Giuseppe Giordani Giuseppe Tommaso Giovanni Giordani (1751-1798, Italian composer, mainly of opera. Studied in Naples with Domenico Cimarosa and Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. In 1774, appointed music director of the chapel of the Duomo of Naples. His first opera (L'Epponina) was released in 1779. His sacred drama La distruzione di Gerusalemme was a notable success at the Teatro San Carlo of Naples in 1787. He became maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Fermo in 1791. 5. Come away death, 6. O mistress mine, 7. I am Gone Sir, 8.When that I was and a tiny little boy from "Four Songs of Twelfth NIght" by Garth Baxter Garth Baxter (b 1946) Earned music degrees from Pepperdine University and California State University at Northridge. Studied composition with Robert Hall Lewis, Joseph Wagner, and William Thornton. His compositions for chorus, orchestra, symphonic band, piano, organ, flute, voice, and guitar, as well as other instrumental combinations, have been performed throughout the world. His works are published by Columbia Music Company, ALRY Publications, Les Productions D.OZ, Voices of Training, Guitar Chamber Music Press and Mel Bay Publications. Has received numerous awards, commissions and honors for his music. His song cycle, From the Heart: Three American Women (Columbia Music Company) was the topic of a doctoral dissertation. Mr. Baxter recently completed the opera, Lily, with librettist Lisa VanAuken. The CD Katherine Keem Sings Songs and Arias by Garth Baxter was released in 2014 by Centaur Records. He is on the faculty of McDaniel College in Westminster, 9. Adela, 10. De Ronda, 11.In Jerez de la Fontera from "Tres Canciones Españolas" byJoquin Rodrigo Joaquín Rodrigo(1901-1999) At the age of three he lost his sight as a result of an epidemic of diphtheria, and from the outset of his career Rodrigo wrote all his works in braille. In 1927, went to Paris to enrol at the École Normale de Musique, where he studied for five years with Paul Dukas. He became known as both pianist and composer, and became friends with Falla, Honegger, Milhaud and Ravel, among others. Continued his studies of musicology in France at the Paris Conservatoire and at the Sorbonne. Worked in Germany, Austria and Switzerland before returning to Spain in 1939. His numerous compositions include eleven concertos for various instruments, more than sixty songs, choral and instrumental works, and music for theatre and cinema. 12. Great Day, 13. Keep Me from Sinkin down, 14 I Gotta Home Inna Dat Rock from "12 Negro Spirituals" arranged by William Grant Still William Grant Still (1895 – 1978) was an American composer, who composed more than 150 works, including five symphonies and eight operas. Often referred to as "the Dean" of African-American composers, Still was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera. Still is known most for his first symphony, until the 1950s the most widely performed symphony composed by an American. 15. Preludio pra ninar gente grande by Luiz Vieira Luiz Vieira Filho ( b 1928 ) Brazilian singer, songwriter and radio broadcaster Lost his other at age 2 and moved to Rio de Janeiro, at 10 to be raised by his grandfather in Alcântara, municipality of São Gonçalo. As a child he sang in circuses and amusement parks. At the age of eight, he produced his first composition. Early in his career he sang romantic songs, waltzes and samba-songs. Sang as an orchestra crooner in a cabaret in the Lapa in Rio de Janeiro , RJ, Brazil . He was hired by Tupi radio , through Paulo de Grammont . In 1950 ,he was contracted by the Tupi and Record radios, of São Paulo, that belonged to the Associated Broadcasters.The song Boy de Braçanã (1953) was his first success, He was a singer on radio and TV in São Paulo , until 1961 . He worked on National Radio ( CBN ) - 1959 . Meeting with Luiz Vieira , TV program Excelsior , channel 9, of São Paulo, debuted in 1962 . That same year Vieira won the charts with the song Prelude Pra Ninar Gente Grande , better known as Menino Passarinho . In 1963 recorded another great success, Peace of My Love (Prelude nº 2) . Made several air trips a week to do five television shows. Currently, announcer of Radio Manchete . The Songs. 1. "Mi Primer Verso" by Ernesto Cordero Mi Primer Verso Mi primer verso cómo fue ,quién sabe acaso lo soñé o lo lloré, o lo sentí, o lo pensé Acaso nunca lo escribí, no sé, no sé Translation: My first verse how it was, who knows what I dreamed or I cried, or I felt it, or I thought Maybe I never wrote it, I dont know, I dont know
Nina by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Nina, Tre giorni son che Nina, che Nina, che Nina In letto se ne sta, in letto se ne sta. Pifferi, timbali, cembali, svegliate mia Ninetta, Svegliate mia Ninetta, acciò non dorma più. sveglia te mia Ninetta, sveglia te mia Ni netta, accio non dorma piu, accio non dorma piu. Translation: For three long days my Nina, my Nina, my Nina upon her bed has lain, upon her bed has lain Louder and louder, ye players all, awaken my Ninetta. Awaken my Ninetta, that she sleep no more.
Amarilli, mia Bella by Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) Lyrics:Amarilli, mia bella, Non credi, o del mio cor dolce desio, D'esser tu l'amor mio? Credilo pur, e se timor t'assale, Prendi questo mio strale, Apri mi il petto e vedrai scritto in core: Amarilli, Amarilli, Amarilli è il mio amore. Translation: Amarilli, lovely Amarilli, Believest thee not, oh my heart's sweet desire tis thou my heart’s dearest wish? Believe, tis true: yet should a dread besiege thee doubt not, in vane tear my heart open, & there inscribed you'll see Amarilli, Amarilli, Amarilli, sweetest love art thee.
Caro Mio Ben by Giuseppe Giordani (1751-1798) lCaro mio ben Credimi almen Senza di te Languisce il cor. Caro mio ben Senza di te. Languisce il cor. Il tuo fedel So spira ognor, Cessa, crudel Tanto rigor. Cessa, crudel Tanto rigor. Tanto rigor. Caro mio ben Credimi almen, Senza di te Languisce il cor.Caro mio ben Credimi almen. Senza di te Languisce il cor. Translation: My dearest love, please believe without you my heart is yearning. My dearest love, please believe without you. My heart is yearning. Your fan I know I will always be, please cease your cruelty quickly. Cease your cruelty quickly. Quickly. My dearest love, believe, without you my heart is yearning. My dearest love, believe without you my heart is yearning.
Come away death (Four Songs of 12th Night Garth Baxter) Come away , come away death and in sad cypress let me be laid fly away fly away breath I am slain by a fair cruel maid my shroud of white stuck all with yew o prepare it my part of death no one so true did share it. Not a flower, not a flower sweet, on my black coffin let there be strown. Not a friend, not a friend greet my poor corpse,where my bones shall be thrown. A thousand thousand sighs to save Lay me o where sad true lover never find my grave to weep there.
O mistress mine (Four Songs of 12th Night Garth Baxter) O mistress mine where are you roaming? O stay and hear your true loves coming That can sing both high and low trip no further pretty sweeting Journey's end in lover's meeting Ev'ry wise man's son doth know What is love? tis not here after Present mirth hath present laughter. What's to come is still unsure, in delay, there lies no plenty. Then come kiss me sweet and twenty youth's a stuff will not endure.
I am Gone Sir (Four Songs of 12th Night Garth Baxter) I am gone sir and anon sir, I'll be with you again. In a trice like to the old vice, your need to sustain. Who with dagger of lath, in his rage and his wrath Cries ah ha to the devil.Like a mad lad, Pare thy nails dad Adieu good man, Devil!
8.When that I was and a tiny little boy (Four Songs of 12th Night Garth Baxter) When that I was and a tiny little boy with hey ho the wind and the rain. A foolish thing was but a toy but the rain it raineth ev'ry day But when I came to man's estate with a hey ho, the wind and the rain. Gainst knaves and thieves men shut their gates For the rain it raineth ev'ry day. But when I came alas! to wive with hey ho the wind and the rain. By swaggering could I never thrive And the rain it raineth ev'ry day. But when I came unto my beds with hey ho, the wind and the rain. With toss-pots still had drunken heads For the rain it raineth ev'ry day.
(Tres Canciones Españolas) - Rodrigo 9. Adela (Tres Canciones Españolas) - Rodrigo Una muchacha guapa, llamada Adela, los amores de Juan la llevan enferma, y ella sabía, que su amiga el tiempo iba pasando lo entretenía. y la pobre Adela, más blanca se ponía y más enferma, y ella sabía, que de sus amores se moriría. Translation: A pretty young girl. Called Adela, called Adela, The love of Juan. Made her ill, and she knew Her friend Dolores would nurse her. Time passed by And poor Adela, poor Adela, Became paler and paler And sicker ,and she knew That she would die of her love.
- De Ronda (Tres Canciones Españolas) - Rodrigo Manzanita colorada, ¿cómo no te caza el suelo? ¡ Toda la vida he andado, la resalada, por alcanzarte y no puedo! Dentro de mi pechotengo dos escaleras de vidrio Por una sube el querer la resalada por otra baja el carino. Translation Little colored apple How have you not fallen to the earth? All my life I have been trying, You beautiful thing, To reach you but not being able to! Within my breast I have Two ladders of glass: Desire climbs up the one,You beautiful thing, Affection descends the other.
11.In Jerez de la Fontera (Tres Canciones Españolas) - Rodrigo En Jerez de la Frontera En Jerez de la Frontera había un molinero honrado, Que ganaba sustento con un molino alquilado. Pero es casado con una moza como una rosa, como es tan bella, el corregidor nuevo prendó d'ella. En Jerez de la Frontera ríese la molinera, y al corregidor decía, Que amores le pedía: "Ay, sois gracioso, muy generoso, muy lisonjero, también caballero, mas quiero a mi molinero, es mi dueño. Translation: In Jerez de la Frontera Lived a respected miller Who earned his keep With a rented mill. But he was married To a lass Like a rose.As she was so beautiful The new magistrate Fell for her. In Jerez de la Frontera The miller's wife laughed And said to the magistrate, Who was begging for her love: "Oh you are elegant, Very generous,Very flattering,Also a gentlemen. But I love my miller, He is my master."
Great Day (arranged by William Grant Still) Great Day, Great Day the Righteous Marching Great Day, God's gonna tear down Zion's walls. Great Day, Great Day the Righteous Marching Great Day, God's gonna tear down Zion's walls. Satan sure is feeling bad. God's gonna tear down Zion's walls. He lost the souls he thought he had. God's gonna tear down Zion's walls. Great Day, Great Day the Righteous Marching Great Day, God's gonna tear down Zion's walls. Great Day, Great Day the Righteous Marching Great Day, God's gonna tear down Zion's walls.
Keep Me from Sinkin down (arranged by William Grant Still) Oh Lord, Oh My Lord, Oh My good Lord Keep me from Sinkin down, Oh Lord, Oh My Lord, Oh My good Lord Keep me from Sinkin down, I keep lookin up on high, Keep me from Sinkin down, To my home up in the sky. Keep me from Sinkin down,
14 I Gotta Home Inna Dat Rock (arranged by William Grant Still) I Gotta Home Inna Dat Rock, Don't you see? I Gotta Home Inna Dat Rock, Don't you see? Between the earth and sky, thought I heard my savior cry. You Gotta Home Inna Dat Rock, Don't you see? Rich man Divas lived so well, Don't you see? Rich man Divas lived so well, Don't you see? Rich man Divas lived so well, That he died and went to Hell. He had no home Inna Dat Rock, Don't you see?
- Preludio pra ninar gente grande (menino passarinho) Composição: Luiz Vieira Quando estou nos braços teus, Sinto o mundo bocejar Quando estás nos braços meus, Sinto a vida descansar. No calor do teu carinho, Sou menino-passarinho Com vontade de voar, Sou menino-passarinho, Com vontade de voar. Translation: Prelude for lullabies big people (little bird) Composição: Luiz Vieira When I'm in your arms, I feel the world yawning When you're in my arms, I feel life resting. In the warmth of your affection, I'm a little bird In the mood to fly, I'm a little bird, In the mood to fly