An American Scene

Mimi S. Daitz, conductor
John Lettieri, piano

Sunday, May 13, 2001, Christ Church, Riverdale

The Jazz of This Hotel" (Vachel Lindsay) Sol Berkowitz (1922)
"Sure on This Shining Night" (James Agee) Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Two Settings of a Poem by Ben Johnson

"Echo's Song" Laura Renauld, soprano; John Lettieri, piano
"Slow, Slow Fresh Fount"

Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
Miriam Gideon (1906-1996)
Two Motets

"Have Mercy On Us, O My Lord" (Psalms 51 and 55)
"Sing Ye Praises to Our King" (Psalm 47)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Three Negro Spirituals

"Hew 'Round the Tree" (solo: Emily Spahr)
"We Are Trav'ling
"I Want to be Ready" (solo: John Pinegar)

R. Nathaniel Dett, arranger (1882-1943)
"Who Can Revoke," Op.44 (Katherine R. Harris) Wallingford Riegger (1885-1961)
Frostiana (Robert Frost)

"The Road Not Taken"
"A Girl's Garden"
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
"Choose Something Like a Star"

Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Ballad for Americans, cantata for baritone solo, mixed chorus,
and piano (John Latouche)
Peter Stewart, baritone; John Lettieri, piano
Earl Robinson (1910-1991)