RTC-44: 1973/1980 Ten Canadian Folksongs for Voice and Orchestra

10 Canadian Folksongs from the Maritimes and Newfoundland arranged for High and Medium Voice and or Orchestra [1-1-2-1 / 2-1-1 / Perc. / Harp / Strings

  1. “Early Spring” (female)
  2. “Madam, Madam you came courting” (male)
  3. “The Unquiet Grave” (female)
  4. “Dixie’s Isle” (male)
  5. “Go and Leave me if you wish” (female)
  6. “The Banks of the Roses” (male)
  7. “I never will marry a man who is rich” (female)
  8. “Pretty Susan” (male)
  9. “He’s Young but He’s Daily a-growing” (female)
  10. “Molly Agnew” (male)

Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 – from Kenneth Peacock, Songs of the Newfoundland Outposts
Nos. 2, 9 – from Helen Creighton, Maritime Folksongs
Nos. 7, 8, 10 – from Helen Creighton, Folksongs from Southern New Brunswick

Commission: CBC
Length: 30 min.
Completion: 31 July 1973, YWG
Premiere: 1987-03-25, Katherine Johnson, soprano, CBC Vancouver Orch., Mario Bernardi (cond.)
Other:

  • 1985-10-27, Rose Vanderhooft, mezzo-soprano, James Fast, tenor, University of Manitoba
    Symphony Orch., Herman Keahey (cond.)
  • 1988-02-19, CBC Vancouver Orch., Mario Bernardi (cond.)
  • 1988-07-27, CBC Vancouver Orch., Mario Bernardi (cond.)
  • 2005-11-2-1, Mel Braun

Publication: CMC
Recording: Mel Braun – No.s