Changes / Elliott Carter (6:57) Toward the sea. The night ; Moby Dick ; Cape Cod / Toru Takemitsu (9:49) Another's fandango / John Anthony Lennon (6:01) Acrostic song / David Del Tredici (4:04) Songs before an adieu. The sentences ; now i lay ; Cantata ; Gluttonous smoke ; L'Adieu / Barbara Kolb ; texts respectively by Robert Pinsky, e. e. cummings, Howard Stern, Vasko Popa (translated by Ann Pennington), and Guillaume Apollinaire (18:30).
David Starobin, guitar ; Susan Palma, flute (2nd and 5th works) ; Rosalind Rees, soprano (5th work).
The 2nd work for alto flute and guitar; the 5th work a song cycle for soprano, flute and alto flute, guitar; all others for guitar solo. The 4th work originally for soprano and orchestra, arr. by Steven Mercurio, arr. revised by the composer and the performer. The 5th work sung in English (1st-4th songs), and French (5th song). Eds. recorded: Hendon Music (1st work); Schott Japan (2nd work); Mel Bay Publications (3rd work); Bossey & Hawkes (4th-5th works) Program notes by William K. Bland on container; texts of the 5th work (1 sheet) inserted. The 1st to 4th works recorded at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, New York City, April 9, 1984 (1st), Mar 7, 1984 (2nd), and April 16, 1984 (3rd-4th); the 5th work recorded at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City, October 1, 1982.
Carter, Elliott, 1908- Changes. Takemitsu, Tōru. Toward the sea, no. 1. Lennon, John Anthony. Another's fandango. Del Tredici, David. Final Alice. Acrostic song; arranged Kolb, Barbara. Songs before an adieu.