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Three Songs for baritone and instruments by Donald Cobb

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 7 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Recorded at a May 1970 concert held at Mills College in California, this is three songs by Donald Cobb with texts by Walt Whitman. The singer is baritone Edgar Jones, accompanied by an unidentified chamber ensemble. Rich, melodic, and lyrical, these three art songs skillfully avoid the pitfalls of shaky vocals and tinkling accompaniment that all too often is the hallmark of 20th century musical settings of poetry.

Musical Selections:  Three Songs: Sing On, Sing On You Gray-Brown Bird (1:33) ; Allons! The Road Is Before Us (1:47) ; Come Said The Music (2:10), for baritone and instrumental ensemble [text by Walt Whitman] (1970) / Donald Cobb
Performers:  Edgar Jones, baritone
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Art Songs
Subject:  20th century classical; Art songs; Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble
People:  Cobb, Donald; Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892; Jones, Edgar (Baritone)
 
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