Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marti Newland, Soprano on MELODEON Program Including Spirituals by Margaret A. Bonds & Hall Johnson Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4 PM

Marti Newland, soprano; George Spitzer, baritone; Artis Wodehouse, keyboards

19th and early 20th C. American music 
Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 4
Church of the Epiphany, 74th and York, New York City
benefit for Epiphany Arts - free will donation

For the 1902 Mustel Art Harmonium 
         19th Century American Synagogue music by Louis Lewandowski (1821-1894) and Jacob Sandler (1860-1931)
        The Immovable Do by Percy Grainger (1882-1961)

Songs by Ernst Bacon (1898-1990) for low voice and piano
         The Commonplace/Whitman
             Grand Is the Seen/Whitman
             How Still the Bells/Dickinson
             It’s Coming-the Postponeless Creature/Dickinson
             Brady/Ernst Bacon
Afro-American Spirituals arranged for soprano and piano
         Hall Johnson (1889-1970):
                      His Name So Sweet Hall Johnson
                      Let’s Have a Union
                      Take My Mother Home

         Margaret Bonds (1913-1972):
                  Lord, I Just Can’t Keep from Cryin’
                      Dem Bones
                      He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
For vintage Schoenhut toy pianos
         Four Notes: a Cycle of Solfegic Pieces by Ernst Bacon
[Margaret Allison Bonds (1913-1972) is an African American composer, pianist and Musical Director who is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,  

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