To Paradise with Onions: Songs and Chamber Works of Edith Hemenway
Doors: Moderate, despondent; Doors: Very slow and expressive, but in a steady tempo; Doors: Agitated; Questions of Travel: Landscape Viewed from a Train Window; Questions of Travel: The Dog Plagued by Fleas; Questions of Travel: Waterfalls; Questions of Travel: Journey of the Ancients; Questions of Travel: The Rented Car; Questions of Travel: Siesta; Questions of Travel: Think of the Long Trip Home; To Paradise for Onions; A Child’s Garden of Verses: Fairy Bread; A Child’s Garden of Verses: Where Go the Boats?; A Child’s Garden of Verses: Windy Nights; A Child’s Garden of Verses: The Cow; A Child’s Garden of Verses: Rain; A Child’s Garden of Verses: Farewell to the Farm; Asian Figures: I eat the cucumber my way; Asian Figures: Autumn rides down on one leaf; Asian Figures: Thread has to go where the needle went; Asian Figures: Ferns bend into the water / over there egrets are flying / I sit helpless with longing; Asian Figures: It’s only where pretty girls live / that he thinks his lost hen / might be found; Asian Figures: Oh temple flower / blooming in the dragons’ mouth; Asian Figures: Daybreak with clouds flying and one star / like a knife in the hill; Asian Figures: if I could find her I would see nothing else; Asian Figures: Life / candle flame / wind coming; Asian Figures: When you’re finished go home; Four Poems of Langston Hughes: Island; Four Poems of Langston Hughes: Down and Out; Four Poems of Langston Hughes: Midwinter Blues; Four Poems of Langston Hughes: Hope.
Additional Personnel / Information
Claron McFadden: voice (soprano); Roberta Alexander: voice (soprano); Nancy Braithwaite: clarinet; Michael Stirling: cello; Vaughan Schlepp: piano.
- To Paradise with Onions: Songs and Chamber Works of Edith Hemenway by Hrayr Attarian