Vocal Music of JEFFREY KAUFMAN

NEXUS
FOUR WORKS FOR SMALL CHORUS
EMILY DICKINSON FOUR SONGS OF NATURE
HINENI

Vocal Music of JEFFREY KAUFMAN

PHCD187  |   Phoenix CD

Name Credit
Jeffrey Kaufman Jeffrey Kaufman Composer
Richie Havens Richie Havens Narrator, vocalist
Janet Jordan Janet Jordan Soprano
Lawrence Sobol Lawrence Sobol Conductor, clarinet
Joshua Pierce Joshua Pierce Piano
Kristen Plumley Kristen Plumley Soprano
Azi Schwartz Azi Schwartz Cantor
Gregg Smith Gregg Smith Vocal Ensemble
Susan LaFever Susan LaFever French Horn

Overview

PHCD187

VOCAL MUSIC of Jeffrey Kaufman –

 

Nexus:

  1. Instrumental Prologue
  2. When I Was Young (recitation)
  3. When I Was Young (soprano solo)
  4. All Day the Streets are Crowded (recitation)
  5. We Are Like Snails
  6. Instrumental Interlude
  7. I Cherish (soprano solo)
  8. I Cherish (recitation)

Four Works for Small Chorus:

  1. Young and Old
  2. Frolic
  3. Pride of Youth
  4. The Reverie of Poor Susan

 

Emily Dickinson Four Songs of Nature

  1. Nature Is What We See
  2. The Wind Begun to Knead  the Grass
  3. A Something in a Summers’s Day
  4. Dear March – Come In

Hineni

 

Richie Havens, narrator/vocalist          Nexus

Janet Jordan, soprano                              Nexus

Gregg Smith, conductor                           Four Songs for Small Chorus

Kristen Plumley, soprano                        Emily Dickinson Four Songs of Nature

Cantor Azi Schwartz                                  Hineni

This compilation contains works dating from the early 1980s  (“Nexus” when Jeffrey Kaufman was Music Director for Woodstock Festival superstar Richie Havens), to the most recent “Emily Dickinson Four Songs of Nature” 2018. His eclectic style has always been independent of any current trend. And in his vocal writing, he has always been guided and true to his sense of the underlying nature, meaning and style of the texts.