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Harold Jones, Flutist
Lil' Light O' Mine

#LE355 CD (flute and piano; solo flute) Duration 77:00
Harold Jones, flute; Colette Valentine, piano

Composers: Gabriel Fauré, Cécile Chaminade, W.A. Mozart, Henri Busser, Claude Debussy, Frédéric Chopin, Pierre Sancan, Erik Satie, Franz Schubert/Gounod, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and William Foster McDaniel. The Perkinson and McDaniel works are arrangements of Negro spirituals.


#LE344 CD Duration 71:07
Roger Rundle, piano

Composers: Domenico Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Grieg, Debussy, Poulenc, de Falla, Granados, Albéniz, R. Nathaniel Dett, Gershwin.

The Vocal-Chamber ART
Music by Judith Lang Zaimont

#LE343 CD Duration 71:52.
Singers: Elena Tyminski, Charles Bressler, Price Browne, Berenice Bramson, David Arnold. Conductor (Songs of Innocence): Roger Nierenberg. Instrumentalists:Judith Lang Zaimont, piano; Patricia Spencer, flute; Barbara Bogatin, cello; Nancy Allen, harp; Sara Cutler, harp; Zita Zohar, piano; Jonathan Haas, percussion

Composer: Judith Lang Zaimont

Music by African-American Women

#LE339 CD (click here for composer bios for this CD)
(solo piano; violin and piano; solo violin) Duration 72:27
Helen Walker-Hill, piano; Gregory Walker, violin

Composers: Irene Britton Smith, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Julia Perry, Betty Jackson King, Margaret Bonds, Lettie Beckon Alston, Undine Smith Moore, Rachel Eubanks, Valerie Capers, Lena Johnson McLin, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Dolores White, Nora Douglas Holt, Florence Price.

Women's Voices
Five Centuries of Song

#LE338 CD (soprano and harpsichord; soprano and piano) Duration 58:15
Neva Pilgrim, soprano; Edward Smith, harpsichord (Boleyn-Paradis); Steven Heyman, piano (Lang-Vercoe)

Composers: Anne Boleyn, Caterina Assandra, Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi, Anna Amalia (Duchess of Saxe-Weimar), Josephine Lang, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Wieck Schumann, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Alma Schindler Mahler, Poldowski (Irene Wieniawska Paul), Pauline Viardot-Garcia, Lili Boulanger, Germaine Tailleferre, Cécile Chaminade, Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Margaret Bonds, Rebecca Clarke, Miriam Gideon, Jean Eichelberger Ivey, Marion Bauer, Judith Lang Zaimont, Ann Silsbee, Libby Larsen, Gwyneth Walker, Elizabeth Vercoe.

Character Sketches
Solo Piano Works by 7 American Women

#LE334 CD (solo piano) Duration 73:15
Nanette Kaplan Solomon, pianist

Composers: Victoria Bond, Tania León, Jane Brockman, Ruth Schonthal, Gwyneth Walker, Marga Richter, Judith Lang Zaimont.

Harold Jones, Flutist
Let Us Break Bread Together

#LE333 CD (flute and piano; solo flute) Duration 59:43
Harold Jones, flute; Colette Valentine, piano

Composers: J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jules Massenet, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Michel Colombier, Negro Spirituals, Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Lloyd G. McNeill, arranger Richard Donald Smith, Daniel Paget

The Romantic Handel
Love Duets & Cantatas Composed in Italy

LP (vinyl) #LPI 124
(chamber ensemble with soprano and/or bass-baritone solo) Duration 45:34
Faye Robinson, soprano; John Ostendorf, bass-baritone; Brewer Chamber Ensemble; Rudolph Palmer, conductor

Composer: Georg F. Handel


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