Track listing


Disc 1


Songs from a Spiral Tree (1983-1986) 26:46

for mezzo-soprano, flute (doubling piccolo and alto flute) & harp

text Theodore Roethke

Constance Beavon mezzo-soprano

Lauren Weiss flute, piccolo & alto flute

Lucia Bova harp


2 II 3:01

3 III 5:41

4 IV  3:57

5 V  6:08


6 Ashbery Setting (1971-1972) 26:26

for soprano, flute & piano

text John Ashbery

New York New Music Ensemble

Lisa Pierce soprano

Jayn Rosenfeld flute

James Winn piano


Disc 2


1 Sul Filo dei Tramonti (1999-2000) 9:33

due Liriche dalla Mont di Gian Giacomo Menon, for soprano, piano & stereo electronic sounds

text Gian Giacomo Menon

Sonia Visentin soprano

Aldo Orvieto piano


Some Dream Songs (1974) 18:11

for soprano, violin & piano

text John Berryman

Joan Logue soprano

Mario Buffa violin

Giancarlo Simonacci piano


3 II  1:50

4 III  4:27

5 IV  2:33

6 V 2:46

7 VI  3:47


8 Second Voyage (1977-1979) 17:53

for tenor & computer generated electronic sounds

text John Ashbery

George Shirley tenor






Songs from a Spiral Tree

© 1991 BMG-Ricordi (Roma) S.I.A.E.

Recorded January 1992 at BMG-Ariola (RCA) Studio C in Rome, Italy

Recording Engineer & Digital Editing Paolo Venditti

Commissioned by the Jubal Trio (New York)


Ashbery Setting

© 1991 BMG-Ricordi (Roma) S.I.A.E.

Recorded October 27-28, 1992 at BMG-Ariola (RCA) Studio C in Rome, Italy

Recording Engineer & Digital Editing Paolo Venditti




Sul Filo dei Tramonti

Recorded January, 2013 at Black Mirror Studios in Udine, Italy

Mixing & mastering at Delta Studios di Remanzacco in Udine, Italy

Recording Engineer, Mixing & Mastering Vittorio Vella


Some Dream Songs

© 1988 BMG-Ricordi (Roma) S.I.A.E.

Recorded May 2-3, 1988 at BMG-Ariola (RCA) Studio C in Rome, Italy

Recording Engineer Paolo Venditti

American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Composers Award Recording


Second Voyage

Recorded November 1981 in New York NY. Computer sounds realized at the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale of the Centro di Calcolo, University of Padova (Italy), using the composer’s version of Vercoe’s MUSIC360 program for digital sound synthesis.

Recording Engineer & Mixing Michael Reisman


Previously released on Computer Directions (1982), from Composer Recordings Inc. (CRI SD 456). Supported by a grant from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. This recording was made possible by grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University and the generosity of Judge and Mrs. Isidore Brown.


Photos of Eastern Meadowlark on cover Amanda Guercio / Shutterstock



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