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A Bayfield Boat Song – June 14, 2009 | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
Songs about the sea, rivers, lakes and boats

date: June 14, 2009

Fishing, sailing – and just being on the beach – are important activities in Bayfield (on Lake Huron), as they are in Aldeburgh (on the North Sea).  Our four young artists entertained the audience at the final concert of the 3rd annual Bayfield Festival of Song in a varied sequence of music relating to marine topics  –  there were songs in English, French, German, Venetian dialect, Jersey French and Ojibway; we also included an overture sketched in the Hebrides by a sea-sick Felix Mendelssohn.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
Sea Fever Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ireland, John Masefield, John
En bateau (Petite suite) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Debussy, Claude n/a
Fishing Song, Op.7/8 (Friday Afternoons) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Chalkhill, John
Die Forelle, D550 Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz Schubart, Christian
Loreley, Op.53/2 Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Lorenz, Wilhelmine
Lorelei (Pardon my English) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gershwin, George Gershwin, Ira
La barcheta (Venezia) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Hahn, Reynaldo Buratti, Pietro
Seascape, Op.11/3 (On This Island) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Nocturne, Op.11/4 (On This Island) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Auden, Wystan Hugh
Come unto these yellow sands (Songs for Ariel) Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tippett, Sir Michael Shakespeare, William
Full fathom five (Songs for Ariel) Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Tippett, Sir Michael Shakespeare, William
Chanson de matelot Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Jersey folksong, arr. Amy, Alfred Le Feuvre, Edward
L’Ile inconnue, Op.7/6 (Nuits d’été) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Berlioz, Hector Gautier, Théophile
I do like to be beside the seaside Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Glover-Kind, John A. Glover-Kind, John A.
INTERMISSION
Overture: Die Hebriden (Fingalshöhle), Op.26 Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix n/a
The Mermaid Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano English folksong, arr. Vignoles, Roger anon.
Sailor’s Song Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Haydn, Franz Joseph Hunter, Anne
Sail on, sail on Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Irish folksong, arr. Britten, Benjamin Moore, Thomas
From Sault Ste. Marie en bateau (Studies and Rambles of Wasagewanoqua) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Greer, John Jameson, Anna / anon.
Ojibway Quaince (Studies and Rambles of Wasagewanoqua) Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Greer, John Jameson, Anna / anon.
The Boatmen’s Dance (Old American Songs) Jang, Patrick, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Copland, Aaron anon.
Drake’s Drum, Op.91/1 (Songs of the Sea) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Stanford, Sir Charles Villiers Newbolt, Sir Henry
Quodlibet (All Around the Circle) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Newfoundland folksongs, arr. Greer, John anon.
Canadian Boat Song – ENCORE Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Huang, Erica Iris, mezzo; Jang, Patrick, tenor; Kalmanovitch, Philip, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Moore, Thomas Moore, Thomas