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Ned Rorem: Women's Voices/Songs of Martin Hennessy Ned Rorem: Women's Voices &
Songs of Martin Hennessy

Martin Hennessy: Pianist/Composer
Heidi Skok, soprano

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"Songs of Martin Hennessy, the disc’s insightful pianist…overflow with poignant and dramatic splendor." —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Hennessy handles Rorem’s difficult piano writing with brilliance and also writes creative, improvisatory, and moving songs.” —American Record Guide

“In the Stillness, a love lyric to Hennessy’s own verse, is particularly attractive.” —Patrick J. Smith, Opera News

 

 

 
 
Drifts & Shadows Drifts and Shadows
American Song for the New Millenium
Elem Eley, baritone and J.J Penna, piano

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Includes three songs from Hennessy's Ruminations/Poems of William Bronk with Bruce Williamson, b flat clarinet and Martin Hennessy, piano

"These men mean business when it comes to song-writing, and it’s comforting to know that the American art song is in good hands other than just those of Ned Rorem’s.”

 “Hennessy’s …settings are deliciously odd, with the insouciance in ‘You Get to Gilead’ reminding me of parts of Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King, but comic, and without the grunts and shrieks. The clarinet swings. The vocalise at the end of ‘Of the Natural World’ after the line ‘and I grow impatient and practice the world’s song”, is structurally and practically brilliant…Buy this record."—American Record Guide

 
 
     
Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe
Martin Hennessy: Piano
Kathleen Shimeta, mezzo-soprano
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Distant Playing Fields Distant Playing Fields
Martin Hennessy: Piano
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Songs from the Age of the Closet

Songs from the Age of the Closet:
Art Songs by Gay Composers
Martin Hennessy: Pianst/Contributing Composer
Elif Savas, soprano
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