The World Premiere recording of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s acclaimed new song cycle INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope features mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and violinist Daniel Hope with a quartet of string players from the San Francisco Opera Orchestra: Kay Stern & Dawn Harms, violins; Patricia Heller, viola; Emil Miland, cello. The final [more]
A 40-minute song cycle for mezzo-soprano, solo violin, string quartet and youth solo violin. Texts by Gene Scheer based on stories about violins played by Jews in concentration camps during the Holocaust; inspired by James Grymes’ book Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust – Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour (Harper [more]
The remarkable soprano Ann Moss sings an adventurous program of music by Jake Heggie, Liam Wade, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Lennon/McCartney in her second solo CD. She is joined by violinist Isaac Allen, cellist Emil Miland, the all-male a cappella ensemble Chanticleer, and pianists Steven Bailey and Jake Heggie. The disc includes Heggie’s song [more]
An international cast of celebrated singers and string players perform recent songs and duets by Jake Heggie. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian Mezzos Zheng Cao, Joyce DiDonato, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade Tenor Paul Groves; Baritone Keith Phares Dawn Harms, violin; CarlaMaria Rodrigues, viola; Emil Miland, cello; Jake Heggie, piano Texts by Charlene Baldridge, Raymond Carver, Heggie, [more]
Mezzo-sopranos Frederica von Stade, Joyce Castle, Zheng Cao and Mary Phillips perform some of Jake’s recent works, including the complete cycles Statuesque and The Deepest Desire, plus selections from Winter Roses and The Starry Night. Also featured are performances by Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Carey Bell, clarinet; David Henderson, saxophone; Dawn Harms, violin; Emil Miland, cello; [more]
The Faces of Love – The Songs of Jake Heggie; Renee Fleming, Frederica Von Stade, Sylvia McNair, Carol Vaness, Nicolle Foland, Kristin Clayton, Zheng Cao, Brian Asawa (BMG/RCA Victor 63484) The Faces of Love has Sheet Music and Scores available from G. Schirmer/Hal Leonard in three songbooks. Tracks: 1. The Faces of Love: I shall [more]
World Premiere recorded live at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on November 18th, 2002. Emil Miland, cellist and the Oakland East Bay Symphony; Michael Morgan conducting. This recording is no longer available.
A double-CD of recent music and songs performed by tenor Stephen Costello, mezzo Joyce DiDonato, baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Talise Trevigne, with flutist Carol Wincenc, The Alexander String Quartet, and many others. More than two hours of music, including Camille Claudel, Pieces of 9/11, Friendly Persuasions, Rise & Fall, A Question of Light, Fury of [more]
Four songs for tenor and piano. Poetry by Gene Scheer, based on four transformative friendships and meetings in Francis Poulenc’s life. First Performance: April 9, 2008 at the Wigmore Hall, London, featuring tenor John Mark Ainsley and pianist Malcolm Martineau. 1. Wanda Landowska 2. Pierre Bernac 3. Raymonde Linossier 4. Paul Eluard One or more [more]
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Mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, piano. Commissioned by the Harmida Trio, San Francisco. Premiere: January 31, 2005 at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco. Mezzo: Zheng Cao; Violin: Dawn Harms; Cello: Emil Miland; Piano: Laura Dahl. 1. The Minuet (Carver) 2. Simple (Carver) 3. The Best Time of the Day (Carver) Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials [more]
Sheet Music, Scores, Parts and Performance Materials are available from billholabmusic.com.