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Coffee Concert | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
Piano-duets, with a few songs

date: June 9, 2007

The 1st annual Bayfield Festival of Song opened with a “Coffee Concert” on the Saturday morning  –  a formula we repeated for each of the next five years.  Two of our visiting young soloists presented songs, but the majority of this concert consisted of some of our favourite piano-duets, including a complete performance of Ravel’s “Mother Goose” suite.  The morning ended with uproarious items by English composers, Peter Warlock and Lord Berners.

Song Artist Composer Poet
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Handel, George Frideric n/a
Die Forelle, D550 Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Schubart, Christian
Ständchen, D957/4 Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schubert, Franz Rellstab, Ludwig
Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (Ma Mère l’Oye) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Petit Poucet (Ma Mère l’Oye) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes (Ma Mère l’Oye) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête (Ma Mère l’Oye) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Le Jardin féerique (Ma Mère l’Oye) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe Latham, Megan, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Bizet, Georges Hugo, Victor
Theme and variations (Quintet in A, D667) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schubert, Franz, arr. Ulrich, Hugo n/a
Beethoven’s Binge (Two Cod-Pieces) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Warlock, Peter n/a
The Old Codger (Two Cod-Pieces) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Warlock, Peter n/a
Strauss, Strauss et Straus (Valses bourgeoises) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord n/a
Come on, Algernon Latham, Megan, mezzo; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord Clarke, Thomas Ernest Bennett
Come on, Algernon – ENCORE Latham, Megan, mezzo; Nedecky, Jason, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Berners, Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord Clarke, Thomas Ernest Bennett