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Discovery Series: Songs of Travel | Walter Hall, Toronto
Songs and duets in English and French, mostly related closely to the theme of travel

date: January 30, 2007

Our two fine soloists in this Discovery Series concert, both participants in the Opera Division of the University of Toronto, presented a programme devoted to the theme of travel.  Poulenc’s La Courte paille departed somewhat from this theme; the other cycles and individual items were closely related.  Howells’s In Green Ways was a particular rarity.

Song Artist Composer Poet
The Vagabond (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
Let beauty awake (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
The Roadside Fire (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
Youth and Love (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
In dreams (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
The infinite, shining heavens (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
Whither must I wander? (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
Bright is the ring of words (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
I have trod the upward and the downward slope (Songs of Travel) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Stevenson, Robert Louis
Le Sommeil (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
Quelle aventure! (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
La Reine de coeur (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
Ba, be, bi, bo, bu … (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
Les Anges musiciens (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
Le Carafon (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
Lune d’avril (La Courte paille) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Poulenc, Francis Carême, Maurice
INTERMISSION
La mer est infinie, Op.118/1 (L’Horizon chimérique) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel La Ville de Mirmont, Jean de
Je me suis embarqué, Op.118/2 (L’Horizon chimérique) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel La Ville de Mirmont, Jean de
Diane, Séléné, Op.118/3 (L’Horizon chimérique) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel La Ville de Mirmont, Jean de
Vaisseaux, nous vous aurons aimés, Op.118/4 (L’Horizon chimérique) Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel La Ville de Mirmont, Jean de
Under the Greenwood Tree, Op. 43/1 (In Green Ways) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Howells, Herbert Shakespeare, William
The Goat Paths, Op.43/2 (In Green Ways) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Howells, Herbert Stephens, James
Merry Margaret, Op.43/3 (In Green Ways) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Howells, Herbert Skelton, John
Wanderer’s Night Song, Op.43/4 (In Green Ways) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Howells, Herbert Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, trans. Howells, Herbert
On the merry First of May, Op.43/5 (In Green Ways) Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Howells, Herbert Parker, H.Burkitt / Aveling, Claude
The Mermaid Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano English folksong, arr. Vignoles, Roger anon.
Duetto de l’âne (Véronique) –   ENCORE Haye, Eve-Lyn de la, soprano; Covey, Benjamin, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Messager, André Duval, Georges / Vanloo, Albert