An American Song Album

Melody Moore

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

An American Song Album by Melody Moore is her 4th DSD release at NativeDSD Music and her first solo album. It is a new album that has been called “Diverse, But Unmistakenably American”. 

The album is a fine collection of songs by American composers, presented by soprano Melody Moore. The repertoire includes Samuel Barber’s introspective Hermit Songs, Jake Heggie’s engaged cycles These Strangers and How Well I Knew the Light, Carlisle Floyd’s exploration of motherhood in The Mystery, Copland’s impressionist and oriental Four Early Songs, as well as a varied selection from Gordon Getty’s vocal works. Set to Irish, Welsh, Chilean, German, Arabic and Afro-American poetry, these pieces constitute a panorama of the US as a melting pot of cultures, while simultaneously being bound together by an unmistakably American sound.

Melody Moore manages to lift out the poetry of these works with her warm, lyrical voice and impeccable vocal technique. She is accompanied on the piano by Bradley Moore, one of the most eminent conductors and song accompanists of today’s American musical scene.

With her first solo album, Melody Moore continues her Pentatone discography that already features recordings of leading roles in Gordon Getty’s Plump Jack (2012) and The Little Match Girl (2015), as well as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello (2017). All 3 of these earlier DSD releases from Pentatone are available in Stereo and Multichannel DSD and are linked below. 

Tracklist

1.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 1, At Saint Patrick's Purgatory
01:33
2.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 2, Church Bell at Night
00:45
3.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 3, St. Ita's Vision
03:13
4.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 4, The Heavenly Banquet
01:14
5.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 5, The Crucifixion
02:05
6.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 6, Sea-Snatch
00:38
7.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 7, Promiscuity
01:01
8.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 8, The Monk and His Cat
02:17
9.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 9, The Praises of God
00:55
10.
Hermit Songs, Op. 29 - No. 10, The Desire for Hermitage
03:40
11.
These Strangers - No. 1, These Strangers, in a Foreign World
01:22
12.
These Strangers - No. 2, In the Midst of Thousands
01:55
13.
These Strangers - No. 3, I Did Not Speak Out
03:34
14.
These Strangers - No. 4, To a Stranger
04:06
15.
How Well I Knew the Light - No. 1, Ample Make This Bed
01:37
16.
How Well I Knew the Light - No. 2, The Sun Kept Setting
03:01
17.
The Mystery (Arr. for Voice and Piano) - No. 1, He Has Kissed Me
03:13
18.
The Mystery (Arr. for Voice and Piano) - No. 2, Gentleness
04:12
19.
The Mystery (Arr. for Voice and Piano) - No. 3, To My Husband
04:48
20.
The Mystery (Arr. for Voice and Piano) - No. 4, At Dawn
02:55
21.
The Mystery (Arr. for Voice and Piano) - No. 5, Rocking
03:04
22.
4 Early Songs - No. 1, Night
03:30
23.
4 Early Songs - No. 2, A Summer Vacation
02:20
24.
4 Early Songs - No. 3, My Heart Is in the East
02:25
25.
4 Early Songs - No. 4, Alone
02:08
26.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips - Chips, Darling, It's Started (Arr. for Voice and Piano)
04:22
27.
3 Welsh Songs (Version for Voice and Piano) - No. 1, Welcome Robin
01:59
28.
3 Welsh Songs (Version for Voice and Piano) - No. 2, Kind Old Man
03:59
29.
3 Welsh Songs (Version for Voice and Piano) - No. 3, All Through the Night
03:45
30.
Deep River (Arr. G. Getty for Voice and Piano)
02:37
31.
Danny Boy (Arr. G. Getty for Voice and Piano)
04:09

Total time: 01:22:22

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Mark Donahue

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Notes

A San Francisco Classical Recording Company production, recorded by Sound Mirror, Inc.

Piano Technician

Barbara Renner

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Mark Donahue

Recording Location

Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA, in September 2018

Recording Software

Pyramix, Merging Technologies

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64fs

SKU

PTC5186770

Release Date July 7, 2019
SKU PTC5186770

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