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Track Listing:

1
DUBLIN SONGS (poems by James Joyce) / Song from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
 
2
Strings in the Earth and Air
 
3
O Cool is the Valley Now
 
4
Because your Voice was at my Side
 
5
A Lover's Tale
 
6
In the Dark Pine-Wood
 
7
Lightly Come or Lightly Go
 
8
Love Came to Us in Time Gone By
 
9
O, It was Out by Donnycarney
 
10
Rain has fallen all the day
 
11
Sleep Now, O Sleep Now
 
12
All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters
 
13
CANCIONES (poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca) / Farewell
 
14
The Spinster at Mass
 
15
It is True
 
16
Silly Song
 
17
Rider's Song
 

Michael Shapiro :

Michael's Songbook with Ariadne Greif


My song cycles, Dublin Songs and Canciones, were written during my twenties and reflect my fascination with the poetry of James Joyce and Federico Garcia Lorca.  In particular, I love the freedom of Joyce's lyricism and the visionary color and rhythm of Lorca.  They are very much my heroes in their choice of words and subject matter.  It is a long way from Dublin to Barcelona, but perhaps closer than one might imagine.  My way is to follow where the poems go and fill in with musical sounds the imagery and imagining of the poesy, remembering at all times the careful and caring depiction of humanity by these two great souls.