Shirley's Prodigious Legacy 70+

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Contemporary Andre Jolivet — Alla Rustica For flute and harp Thomas S. Howell – flute Shirley Blankenship – harp Andre Jolivet – Pastorales de Noel (1943) The Star The Magi The Virgin and Child Arrival and Dance of the Shepherds Charles Delaney – flute Sanford Berry – bassoon Shirley Blankenship – harp Concerto for Percussion and Piano - Jolivet Percussionist Unknown - Quincy College Shirley Blankenship – piano
Les Gestes - Bernard Rands Performed in The Festival Theater Krannert Center for The Performing Arts Shirley Blankenship, harp False Impressions for Tuba and Harp By Charles Dibley 1950 Charles Dibley, tuba Shirley Blankenship, harp A Question of Summer - Barney Childs Dan Peratoni, tuba Shirley Blankenship, harp Solo fo Carolyn - composer unknown Harp and Electronic Sounds Dan Perantoni, tuba Shirley Blankenship, harp title changed by request - James Stroud Harp and Mallets Shirley Blankenship, harp
Odys Na Itace, Fragmentary, Presto By Lutislawski Kathy Tessin - flute Shirley Blankenship - harp Vincent Persichetti – Serenade No. 10 For Flute and Harp Charles Delaney – flute Shirley Blankenship – harp
Shirley Blankenship – Chansons Innocentes for Soprano and Ensemble Barbara Dalheim – Soprano Edwin London – Conductor Texts by e. e. cummings: I. Just Spring II. Tumbling Hair III. Hist Whist Shirley Blankenship – Duo for Violin and Cello I. A Sad Affair II. A Bit of Frolic III. Serious Business IV. Entanglement Richard Fuchs – violin Allen Nisbet - cello Fantasy I for Viola and Harp By Shirley Meyer Blankenship Rudolf Haken, viola Shirley Meyer Blankenship, harp Fantasy II for Viola and Harp By Shirley Meyer Blankenship Rudolf Haken, viola Shirley Meyer Blankenship, harp MetaPhysical Waltz - New Version 2014 By Shirley Meyer Blankenship Shirley Meyer Blankenship, harp Shirley Meyer Blankenship Peace for Guidosan Shirley Meyer Blankenship, harp Shirley Meyer Blankenship - Be Careful Dorothy Martirano - violin Paul Martin Zonn - clarinet Shirley Meyer Blankenship - piano Shirley Meyer Blankenship - Sagileo Dorothy Martirano - violin Paul Martin Zonn - clarinet Shirley Meyer Blankenship - piano Shirley Blankenship – The Squirrel Dorothy Martirano – violin Paul Martin Zonn – clarinet Shirley Blankenship – piano David Billman - percussion Guido Sinclair –The Squirrel Guido and His All Stars Also known as 5 for Tyson Virtuoso scat singing by Guido Sinclair
Mark Zanter – Ricercar di Poesia Dorothy Martirano – violin Shirley Blankenship – piano Mark Zanter – Mirror Deborah Eastwood – trumpet John Scott – double bass Shirley Blankenship – piano Five Songs to Poems by Emily Dickinson by Mark Zanter 1. i took one draught 2. sic transit gloria 3. the words the happy say 4. Answer July 5. the earth has many keys Brenda Rucker, soprano Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Recorded c. 1998
Herbert Brun – On Stilts Among Ducks For viola and computer tape Shirley Blankenship – viola Herbert Brun – Non Sequitur VI For computer tape and ensemble Shirley Meyer Blankenship, harp Robert J. Martin Portraits - Robert S Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Robert J. Martin Portraits - Suzanne Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Robert Martin Portraits - Shirley Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Robert J. Martin - Vogons On The Beach American Cybernetics Society 1997 Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano
Piano Solos J.S. Bach - Cromatica Fantasia 1953 Shirley Meyer, piano Fantasy Impromptu Op. 66 - Chopin 1953 Shirley Meyer, piano Toccata No. 11 From Trois Pieces By Poulenc-1953 Recital Shirley Meyer, piano Rhapsodie No. 8 - Liszt 1953 Recital Shirley Meyer, piano Concerto in a minor - Third Movement - Grieg 1953 Recital Two Piano Version Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, piano
Etude Opus 25 No. 1 - Chopin 1955 Recital Shirley Meyer - piano Etude Opus 25 No. 2 - Chopin 1955 Recital Shirley Meyer - piano Scherzo in Bb minor - Chopin 1955 Recital Shirley Meyer - piano Le Polichinelle - Heitor Villa-Lobos 1955 Recital Shirley Meyer - piano Notturno - Resphighi 1955 Recital Shirley Meyer, piano Beethoven Concerto in C minor, Op. 37 For Two Pianos 1955 Recital Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, piano
Prelude and Fugue XXII - J.S. Bach Shirley Meyer – piano Ravel - Une Barque Sur L'Ocean Shirley Meyer – piano Sonata in F# minor Op.2 - Brahms Recorded in Smith Music Hall c. 1959 Shirley Meyer – piano
Schumann – Grillen (Whims) Shirley Meyer – piano Schumann – Warum (Why) Shirley Meyer – piano Schumann – In der Nacht Shirley Meyer – piano
French Overture - J.S. Bach Overture Courante Gavotte I and II Passepied I and II Sarabande Bourree I and II Gigue Echo Shirley Meyer – piano Sonata (1926) - Bela Bartok Allegro moderato Sostenuto e pesante Allegro molto Shirley Meyer – piano Estampes - Debussy Pagodes La Soiree dans Grenade Jardins sous la pluie Shirley Meyer – piano Ballade in F Major, Op. 38 - Chopin Shirley Meyer – piano
Johann Sebastian Bach - Partita VI Toccata Allemande Corrente Air Sarabande Tempo di Gavotta Gigue Shirley Meyer (Blankenship) - piano Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata. Opus 109, E Major Vivace, ma non troppo Prestissimo Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo Molto espressivo Leggieramente Allegro vivace Un poco meno andante cio e un poco pil adagio come il tema Allegro, ma non troppo Tempo primo del tema Shirley Meyer (Blankenship) - piano Sonata No. 6 - Prokofieff Allegro Moderato Allegretto Tempo di valzer lentissimo Vivace Shirley Meyer (Blankenship) - piano
Accompanying Schumann - Phantasiestucke, Op. 73 1. Zart und mit Ausddruck Rahni Kennedy, clarinet Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Schumann - Phantasiestucke, Op. 73 2. Lebhaft, leicht Rahni Kennedy, clarinet Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Schumann - Phantasiestucke, Op. 73 3. Rausch und mit Feuer Rahni Kennedy, clarinet Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Francis Poulenc — Sonata Allegro Tristamente Romanza Allegro con fuoco Rahni Kennedy – clarinet Shirley Blankenship – piano
Mozart – Sonata for Violin and Piano K. 296 Allegro Vivace Ken Kloweit – violin Shirley Meyer (Blankenship) – piano Del Joio – New Born Charlotte Koch (Tournear) – soprano Shirley Meyer (Blankenship) – piano Mascagne – Aria, Voi lo sapete (Cavalloria Rusticana) Charlotte Koch (Tournear) – soprano Shirley Meyer (Blankenship) – piano
Mozart - Ch'io Mi Scordi Di Te Brenda Rucker, soprano Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano Springer Culltural Arts Center 2001 Brahms: Auf Dem Kirchhofe Roslein Dreie In Der Reihe Madchenlied Standchen Och Mod'r, Ich Well An Ding Han Faure: Toujours Les Roses D'Istapan Tristess Mandoline Au Bord De L'Eau Fleru Jetee Popular: In My Own Little Corner How Could I Ever Know Someone to Watch Over Me Your Daddy's Son One Life To Live Mr. Right' Brenda Rucker, soprano Shirley Meyer Blankenship, piano
American Traditions Competition 2002 1. Saga Of Jenny From Lady In The Dark Music Kurt Weill - Lyrics Ira Gershwin 2. At St. Patrick's Purgatory (Hermit Songs) Samuel Barber 3. It Might As Well Be Spring 4. Toccata- Ride On King Jesus From Cantata John Carter 5. Tramp Tramp Tramp The Boys Are Marching George F. Root 6. Who Can I Turn To Leslie Bricusse - Anthony Newley From The Roar Of The Greasepaint Brenda Rucker, soprano Shirley Blankenship, piano
American Traditions Competition 2004 1. St. Ita's Vision (Hermit Songs) - Samuel Barber 2. Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin 3. Monica's Waltz From The Medium - Menotti Brenda Rucker, soprano Shirley Blankenship, piano
Harp Ebb Tide Shirley Blankenship – harp Claire De Lune - Debussy Shirley Blankenship – harp Pattuglia Spagnuola - Tedeschi Shirley Blankenship – harp
Introduction and Allegro (1953 Recital) By Maurice Ravel (Harp and Piano) Joan Becker - piano Shirley Blankenship – harp Aria In Classic Style - Marcel Grandjany For Harp and Organ Shirley Blankenship – harp Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten For Harp and Chorus Shirley Blankenship – harp Arnold Bax – Elegiac Trio Charles Delaney – flute Guillermo Perich – viola Shirley Blankenship – harp Debussy – Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp Charles Delaney – flute Guillermo Perich – viola Shirley Blankenship – harp John Addison – Serenade For Woodwind Quintet and Harp Invention: Allegretto vivace Intermezzo: Andante cantabile Toccata: Allegro energico Elegy: Adagio Passacaglia al Minuetto: Andante grazioso Finale: Allegro vivace Eric Hoover – flute Austin McDowell – clarinet Blaine Edlefsen – oboe Sanford Berry – bassoon Thomas Holden – horn Guest Artist: Shirley Blankenship – harp Sacred and Profane Dances - Debusy University of Illinois Summer Orchestra Shirley Blankenship – harp Gustav Holst – Four Choral Hymns From the Rig Veda Hymn to the Dawn Hymn to the Waters Hymn to Vena (The Sun Rising through the Mist) Hymn of the Travellers University of Illinois Concert Choir conducted by Leonard Rumery Shirley Blankenship - harp Days of Wine and Roses Shirley Blankenship – harp Guido Sinclair – saxophone With his All Stars
SquareKnot Quartet (Demo) Members of The SquareKnot Quartet: Dorothy Martirano Shirley Meyer Blankenship Sandra Robinson Leon Jeter Taste of Honey For harp, violin, cello and soprano Arranged by Shirley Meyer Blankenship Sandra Robinson – vocal Classical Piece for String Quartet Victor Herbert – Serenade For harp, violin, viola and cello Arranged by Shirley Meyer Blankenship Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms country style harp and string trio violin, viola and cello- improvised Shirley Meyer Blankenship and Leon Jeter, vocals Hungarian Dance No. 5 -Brahms Arranged by Dorothy Martirano Dancing In The Dark for String Quartet Arranged by Dorothy Martirano Bela Bartok – Pe Loc Shirley Meyer Blankenship, harp Dorothy Martirano, whistler Madrigal -In These Delightful Pleasant Groves By Henry Purcell Sung by the members of The SquareKnot Quartet My Funny Valentine Group arrangement and improvisation Dorothy Martirano – vocal
WEFT Party Embraceable You Arranged by Dorothy Martirano Georgia On My Mind Arranged by Dorothy Martirano Hobo's Blues Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms Moment Musicale My Funny Valentine Dorothy Martirano, vocal Nocturne - Borodin Rondeau - Boccherini Summertime The Country Club Rag The Lady is a Tramp
Guido Sinclair - Am I Worthy Champaign Underground Guido Sinclair - Sagileo Champaign Underground Guido Sinclair - Five for Tyson Also known as The Squirrel Champaign Underground
Guido Sinclair (Greenwell, Jr.) From Variety in Motion by Guido Sinclair Am I Worthy Elle & Liza Five for Tyson also known as The Squirrel Machota Mogo's Gone Sagileo Seredy Shirley's Delight Spent With Ghent
The Guido Connection A Kiss For Kenny - Mark Zanter Sagileo - Transcription by Dorothy Martirano Shirley's Delight - Transcription by Dorothy Martirano Violin - Shirley Meyer Blankenship Guitar - Mark Zanter
Violin and Viola Violin Concerto - 3rd Movement 1955 By Bruch Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, violin Haydn Sonatas - January 9th, 1964 Quincy College Barbara Hess, piano Shirley Meyer, violin Haydn Sonatas - January 16th, 1964 Quincy College Barbara Hess, piano Shirley Meyer, violin
Vocals Adele's Laughing Song - Strauss From Die Fledermaus Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, soprano Caro Nome from Rigoletto - Verdi Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, soprano Connais tu le pays (Mignon) - Thomas Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, soprano The Nightingale's Song Op.28 No.4 - Nevin Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, soprano How Beautiful Upon the Mountain - F. Harker Joan Becker, piano Shirley Meyer, soprano
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