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Author Smit, Leo, 1921-1999-

Title At the corner of the sky [sound recording] ; Songs of wonder ; Cock Robin ; Copernicus : narrative & credo / Leo Smit.

Imprint New York, NY : CRI, p1999.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage Music CDs    D SMIT ACS S26CD    Available
Description 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series CRI American masters
Note Compact disc.
1st work is for speaker, chorus of men and boys, flute and oboe ; 2nd work for soprano and piano ; 3rd work for soprano, piccolo and percussion ; 4th work for speaker, mixed chorus and ensemble of nine instruments.
Text of the 1st work to poems of North American Indians; text of 2nd work by Beth Frost; the 3rd work based on a nursery rhyme; text of the 4th work, in English, Italian, and Latin, by Sir Fred Hoyle.
Originally released on CRI SD 370, 1977 (1st-2nd works); Spectrum SR 131, 1981 (3rd work); and Desto DS [i.e. DC] 7178, 1973 (4th work).
Durations: 15:22; 4:32; 13:22; 24:11.
Program notes by the composer and texts (only partial text of the 3rd work) (19 p. : port.) in container.
Performer Leo Smit, speaker, Men and Boys Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo, N.Y., Henrik Svitzer, flute, Nora Post, oboe (1st work) ; Martha Herr, soprano, Leo Smit, piano (2nd work) ; Rachel Lewis, soprano, Laurence Trott, piccolo, Jan Williams, percussion (3rd work) ; Sir Fred Hoyle, narrator, the Gregg Smith Singers, instrumental ensemble (Erich Graf, flute; John Moses, clarinet; Peter Simmons, bassoon; Edward Birdwell, horn; Allen [i.e. Allan] Dean, trumpet; Herb Rankin, trombone; Louise Schulman, viola; Gary Hickling, double bass), Leo Smit, conductor (4th work).
Event Recorded Jan. (2nd work) and Mar. (1st work), 1977. The 4th work recorded in 1973 in New York City.
Subject Frost, Beth -- Musical settings.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Songs and music.
Hoyle, Fred, Sir -- Musical settings.
Monologues with music (Chorus with instrumental ensemble)
Indians of North America -- Songs and music.
Songs (High voice) with piano.
Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble.
Nursery rhymes -- Musical settings.
Added Author Smit, Leo, 1921-1999- Instrumentalist. Narrator. Conductor.
Herr, Martha. voc
Lewis, Rachel. voc (Soprano)
Hoyle, Fred, Narrator. 1915-2001
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999- At the corner of the sky.
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999- Songs of wonder.
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999- Cock Robin.
Smit, Leo, 1921-1999- Copernicus.
St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo, N.Y.). Men and Boys Choir. Performer.
Gregg Smith Singers. Performer.
Added Title Songs of wonder.
Cock Robin.
Vocal music. Selections
Standard No. 090438082624
Music No. CD 826 CRI

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