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Songs of Pangea

March 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Pangean mountains are an extensive mountain range spanning the Scottish Highlands to the Appalachian Mountains. Once, these mountains were one landmass (Pangean mountain), now they are divided and located on different continents.
In this recital, Dr. Alexander Lee, Dr. Henning Vauth, and Dr. Júlio Alves, will perform music from different regions. The program will include Benjamin Britten’s Folksong arrangements (Scottish, Ireland, and England), Kenneth Frazelle’s Appalachian Folksong arrangements, Johannes Brahms’s Folksong arrangements, Heitor Villa-Lobos’s art songs, and Moses Hogan’s Spiritual arrangements.
This program came from Dr. Lee’s desire to express our need for unity through troubling times. Our world is divided politically, ideologically, religiously, racially, and ethnically. However, like all continents and lands were once one, it is essential to remember the root of all people and countries are identical.
It is Alexander Lee’s desire that this program reminds audiences that although everything seems divided, we all share the same origin and root. Like these songs from different areas (and land) came from one ancient mountain family (Central Pangean Mountain), we are all from one family.

Dr. Alexander Lee, tenor
Dr. Júlio Alves, guitar
Dr. Henning Vauth, piano

15 obras para voz e violão
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Que Lindos Olhos
from Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
Lundú da Marquesa de Santos

Appalachian Songbook
Kenneth Frazelle (b. 1955)
Charmin’ Birdie
In East Virginny
Old Joe Clark
Bonnie Blue Eyes

Three Folk Songs from Deutsche Volkslieder
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Arr. Allen Krantz (b. 1962)
Da unten im Tale

Folksong Arrangements: Vol. 6 – England
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
I will give my love an apple
The Shooting of his Dear

The Crocodile
from Tom Bowling and Other Song Arrangements (1913-1976)
The Last Rose of Summer
from Folk Song Arrangements, Vol. 4, “Moore’s Irish Melodies”

Arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child
Let us Break Bread Together
Deep River


March 20, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Smith Recital Hall
1 John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25701 United States
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