Duke (Sperry) Richard Cory & Selected Songs

Vocal Composer Collections w/Piano

  • Duke (Sperry)

    Richard Cory & Selected Songs (Sperry)

    John Duke, (1899-1984) was one of the finest composers of art-songs that Am erica has produced. His three settings of poems by Edward Arlington Robin son (Richard Cory, Miniver Cheevy and Luke Havergal) are among the best kn own and most often performed songs in the American Art-song repertoire. Paul Sperry has collected all of John Duke's songs that Carl Fischer publi shed and we are pleased to offer them in all the keys in which they were originally available in this handsome collection. John Duke's emphasis in his songs is on American poets, melody and a romantic sense of harmony. T hese are songs written with unusual understanding for the capabilities of the human voice. To quote Paul Sperry's introduction, "In short, he wrote beautiful songs thatshould be sung and played beautifully."
    • Category: Vocal Composer Collections w/Piano
    • Item: 043753
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    • Price: $26.95

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