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The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs

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AV 2413
 
The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs
Label Catalogue Number:
AV2413
Running Time: 35:15
Digital UPC: 0822252241327

Release Date: November 2019
Originally recorded in 2018
Composer
Margaret Bonds
Solo soprano (4,6,9)
Laquita Mitchell
Solo mezzo-soprano (9)
Lucia Bradford
Solo tenor (1,4,6)
Noah Stewart
Orchestra
Dessoff Choirs and Orchestra
Conductor
Malcolm J. Merriweather
Solo baritone
Malcolm J. Merriweather
Solo harp
Ashley Jackson
Producer
Marlan Barry
Engineer
Marlan Barry
Venue 30th November & 1st December 2018
James Memorial Chapel, Unuion Theological Seminary, New York City
Venue 16th February 2019
Skinner Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Genre:
Vocal & Song

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The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs

MARGARET BONDS

The Ballad of the Brown King (1960)

Libretto by Langston Hughes
1.
Of the Three Wise Men
3:31
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They Brought Fine Gifts
2:33
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Sing Alleluia
0:46
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Mary Had a Little Baby
2:45
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Now When Jesus Was Born
2:09
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Could He Have Been an Ethiope?
4:53
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Oh, Sing of the King Who Was Tall and Brown
4:12
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8.
That Was a Christmas Long Ago
1:24
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9.
Alleluia
2:41
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Solo: Laquita Mitchell soprano (4,6,9)
Solo: Lucia Bradford mezzo-soprano (9)
Solo: Noah Stewart tenor (1,4,6)
Orchestra: Dessoff Choirs and Orchestra
Conductor: Malcolm J. Merriweather
10.

To a Brown Girl Dead (1956)

2:06
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Text by Countee Cullen
11.

Winter Moon (1936)

1:15
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Text by Langston Hughes

Three Dream Portraits (1959)

Texts by Langston Hughes
12.
Minstrel Man
2:20
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13.
Dream Variation
2:38
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14.
I, Too
2:02
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Solo: Malcolm J. Merriweather baritone
Solo: Ashley Jackson harp
Total time: 35:15
The Ballad of the Brown King (1960)
arranged by Malcolm J. Merriweather for strings, harp & organ (2018).
Tracks 10-14:-

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The Ballad of the Brown King & Selected Songs

MARGARET BONDS

The Ballad of the Brown King (1960)

Libretto by Langston Hughes
1.
Of the Three Wise Men
3:31
2.
They Brought Fine Gifts
2:33
3.
Sing Alleluia
0:46
4.
Mary Had a Little Baby
2:45
5.
Now When Jesus Was Born
2:09
6.
Could He Have Been an Ethiope?
4:53
7.
Oh, Sing of the King Who Was Tall and Brown
4:12
8.
That Was a Christmas Long Ago
1:24
9.
Alleluia
2:41
Solo: Laquita Mitchell soprano (4,6,9)
Solo: Lucia Bradford mezzo-soprano (9)
Solo: Noah Stewart tenor (1,4,6)
Orchestra: Dessoff Choirs and Orchestra
Conductor: Malcolm J. Merriweather
10.

To a Brown Girl Dead (1956)

2:06
Text by Countee Cullen
11.

Winter Moon (1936)

1:15
Text by Langston Hughes

Three Dream Portraits (1959)

Texts by Langston Hughes
12.
Minstrel Man
2:20
13.
Dream Variation
2:38
14.
I, Too
2:02
Solo: Malcolm J. Merriweather baritone
Solo: Ashley Jackson harp
Total time: 35:15
The Ballad of the Brown King (1960)
arranged by Malcolm J. Merriweather for strings, harp & organ (2018).
Tracks 10-14:-






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