Gregory Massingham, tenor; Stephen Emmerson, piano. Eight settings of poems by Thomas Hardy: I - At Day Close in November; II - Midnight on the Great Western; III - Wagtail and Baby; IV - The Little Old table; V - The Choirmaster’s Burial; VI - Proud Songsters; VII - At the railway station, Upway; VIII - Before Life and After.
Nancy Armstrong, soprano; Anthony Tommasini, piano. Four settings of poems (excerpted by the composer) by Kenneth Koch: No. 1, Love Song; No. 2, Down at the Docks; No. 3, Let's Take a Walk; No. 4, A Prayer to Saint Catherine.