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Embraceable You! – June 12, 2011 | Town Hall, Bayfield, ON
A sequence of love songs from various countries and eras

date: June 12, 2011

The concluding concert of the fifth annual Bayfield Festival of Song featured four young, emerging artists in a sequence of love songs; English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Norwegian, Russian, American and Canadian items were chosen, together with piano-duets on the same theme and a few operatic excerpts.

SONG ARTIST COMPOSER POET
O mistress mine! Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Quilter, Roger Shakespeare, William
Erste Begegnung, Op.74/1 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Collett, Rebecca, soprano: Barber, Julia, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Vicente, Gil, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Intermezzo, Op.74/2 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Vicente, Gil, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
Vergebliches Ständchen, Op.84/4 Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Brahms, Johannes anon.
Plaisir d’amour Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Martini, Jean-Paul-Egide Florian, Jean-Pierre Claris de
Oh! quand je dors Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Liszt, Franz Hugo, Victor
Petit mari, petite femme – Duo, Op.22/11 (Jeux d’enfants) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Bizet, Georges n/a
Colloque sentimental (Fêtes galantes II) Barber, Julia, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Debussy, Claude Verlaine, Paul
Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête (Ma Mère l’Oye) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Ravel, Maurice n/a
Pavane, Op.50 Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Barber, Julia, mezzo; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Fauré, Gabriel Montesquiou, Robert de
Queen Mary’s Song Barber, Julia, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Elgar, Sir Edward Tennyson, Alfred, Lord
Silent Noon (The House of Life) Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Greensleeves (Sir John in Love) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Vaughan Williams, Ralph n/a
Ich bin geliebt! Op.74/9 (Spanisches Liederspiel) Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Barber, Julia, mezzo; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert anon. Spanish, trans. Geibel, Emanuel
INTERMISSION
Jeg elsker dig! Op.5/3 Thomson, Graham, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Grieg, Edvard Andersen, Hans Christian
La Maja y el Ruiseñor (Goyescas) Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Granados, Enrique Periquet, Fernando
La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni, K527)) Barber, Julia, mezzo; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ponte, Lorenzo da
Valse (The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66a) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich, arr. Rachmaninov, Sergei n/a
The St. John’s Girl (Four Love Songs) Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Beckwith, John anon.
Vive la Canadienne! – quodlibet Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Greer, John anon.
You’re the top (Anything Goes) Barber, Julia, mezzo; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Porter, Cole Porter, Cole
Embraceable you! (Girl Crazy) Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gershwin, George, arr. Grainger, Percy n/a
Some girls can bake a pie (Of Thee I Sing) Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Gershwin, George Gershwin, Ira
Love is sweeping the country (Of Thee I Sing) Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Barber, Julia, mezzo; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Gershwin, George Gershwin, Ira
Embraceable you! (Girl Crazy) – ENCORE Collett, Rebecca, soprano; Barber, Julia, mezzo; Thomson, Graham, tenor; Sirett, Geoffrey, baritone; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Gershwin, George, arr. Grainger, Percy Gershwin, Ira