A descendant of a long line of Italian church organists and the son of a Metropolitan Opera vocal coach, composer Norman Dello Joio wrote for all instruments, but most naturally, for voice. Carl Fischer has compiled 12 of his vocal works in this collection as a tribute to his legacy. The collection opens with a heartfelt foreword from revered tenor Paul Sperry, well-known for championing the American art song and his work on the subject at Manhattan School of Music. The Norman Dello Joio Vocal Collection features works for mostly medium and high voices, such as "Lament" and "There is a Lady Sweet and Kind," but also includes "The Assassination" for low voice. For intermediate to advanced-level singers.
· All Things Leave Me (Waltz Song) - Medium
· Assassination, The (Two Fates Discuss a Human Problem)
· Dying Nightingale, The - High
· Eyebright - Medium
· How Do I Love Thee?
· Listeners, The - Medium
· Meeting at Night - High
· Mill Doors - High
· New Born - Medium
· There Is a Lady Sweet and Kind - Medium
· Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover? - Medium