Recordings

KNOWN TO DREAMERS: Black Voices in Canadian Art Song

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This recording project celebrates contributions by Black composers and writers to Canadian art song. The songs programmed include works by composers Maria Thompson Corley and Larry Strachan alongside repertoire by James Rolfe and Robert Fleming that sets texts by celebrated writers André Alexis and Owen Dodson. 
Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, soprano
Elliot Madore, baritone
Jonelle Sills, soprano
Steven Philcox, piano

FOUND FROZEN | Composer: Jeffrey Ryan

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Canadian Art Song Project brings together four of Canada’s outstanding interpreters of art song for selections that span over two decades of music for solo voice and piano by composer Jeffrey Ryan. These premiere recordings celebrate vivid story-telling in words and music, through themes of maturation, perseverance and love.
Danika Lorèn, soprano
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Dion Mazerolle, baritone
Steven Philcox, piano

SUMMER NIGHT | Composer: Healey Willan

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This recording, devoted entirely to Healey Willan’s vocal solo song compositions, features some of the composer’s most well-known and often performed songs, but also includes formerly unpublished gems that are recorded here for the first time.
Peter Barrett, baritone
Martha Guth, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Helen Becqué, piano

2020 JUNO nominee for Classical Album of the year:
Vocal or Choral

SING ME AT MIDNIGHT | Composer: John Greer

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In this first recording exclusively devoted to the songs of Canadian composer John Greer, the composer / pianist is joined by world-class singers, offering definitive interpretations of works that are already beloved by North American recital audiences.
Tracy Dahl, soprano
Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano
Kevin McMillan, baritone
John Greer, piano

A PLAY OF PASSION | Composer: Derek Holman

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Canadian Art Song Project has partnered with the Aldeburgh Connection to highlight works that emerged from relationships nurtured for decades between Holman, pianists Stephen Ralls and Bruce Ubukata and tenor Colin Ainsworth.

CLOUD LIGHT | Composer: Norbert Palej

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A recording exclusively devoted to the music of Norbert Palej, Cloud Lightimmerses listeners in music that actively grapples with the modern https://cmccanada.org/shop/cd-cmccd-22315/understanding of art song.
Michèle Bogdanowicz, mezzo-soprano
Peter McGillivray, baritone
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Jacqueline Woodley, soprano
Steven Philcox, piano

ASH ROSES | Composer: Derek Holman

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Ash Roses highlights a group of Holman’s works written over a twenty-year span that coincides with the composer’s most prolific period of writing art song.
Lawrence Wiliford, tenor
Mireille Asselin, soprano
Liz Upchurch, piano
Sanya Eng, harp

SEWING THE EARTHWORM
Composer: Brian Harman

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Carla Huhtanen, soprano
Steven Philcox, piano
David James Brock, text

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