Inspired by Tradition

Mimi S. Daitz, conductor
John Lettieri, piano, organ
Sunday, December 17, 2006

I Four songs from sets 1 and 2 of Old American Songs
  1. "Simple Gifts" (Shaker song)
  2. "The Little Horses" (Lullaby)
  3. "I Bought Me a Cat" (children's song)
  4. "Long Time Ago" (ballad)
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

arranged by David L. Brunner
arranged by David L. Brunner
arranged by Irving Fine
arranged by Irving Fine
with John Lettieri, piano
II Six songs from Nostalgia--Eight Favorite Estonian Songs Veljo Tormis (b. 1930)
  1. "Mats alati on tubli mees" [Mats is always a resolute fellow] (Ado Reinvald)
  2. "Meil aiaäärne tänavas" [Near the fence along our village lane] (Lydia Koidula)
  3. "Teele, teele, kurekesed" [Onward, onward dear storks] (Friedrich Kuhlbars)
  4. "Kord mõtetes istus" [Once, sitting in thought] (Karl Ruut)
  5. "Vaikne, kena kohakene" [My quiet, lovely home] (Martin Körber)
  6. "Kui mina alles noor veel olin" [When I was still young] (Märt Moon)
"Kui mina alles noor veel olin," version for the Estonian United Song Festival
III Four songs from volumes 3, 4, and 5 of folksong arrangements
  • 1. "The Plough Boy" (tune by W. Shield)
  • 2. "O Waly, Waly" (from Somerset)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Kate Ashby, soprano; John Lettieri, piano
  • 3. "Rich and rare" (from Thomas Moore's Irish Melodies)
  • 4. "Ca' the yowes" (Robert Burns)
Edel Boland, soprano; John Lettieri, piano
IV Die Trennung" [Separation] from Moravian Duets, Op.32, no.3
Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904)
Nancy Wellman, soprano; Linda Cox, alto; John Lettieri, piano
Sechs Klänge aus Mähren [Six Tunes from Moravia]
  1. "Die Trennung" [Separation]
  2. "Das Pfand der Liebe" [Love's Pledge]
  3. "Die Verlassene" [The Forsaken One]
  4. "Scheiden ohne Leiden" [Parting Without Sorrow]
  5. "Die wilde Rose" [The Wild Rose]
  6. "Die Zuversicht" [Confidence]
Antonin Dvorák
arranged by Leoš Janácek (1854-1928)
with John Lettieri, organ