The Four Sopranos in Henry Brant's "Litany of Tides"
Posted by Paul Serotsky on June 9, 2018, 4:14 am
I am starting work on a review of The Henry Brant Collection Volume 3 (Innova 410) which contains, inter alia, a recording of "Litany of Tides". This was performed and recorded in 1983, and originally released on LP by Sonic Arts Corporation. |
For some unfathomable reason, the names of the four soprano soloists were omitted from the LP sleeve, and consequently do not appear on this Innova "reissue". Unfortunately, the San Jose Symphony (which commissioned the work) is no longer with us, and the wherabouts of its archive (if indeed it still exists) is not known.
I think it's a real shame that these four soloists, upon whose shoulders (or should I say "larynxes"?) such a major part of the burden of the work fell, should remain eternally uncredited.
So, is there anyone out there who knows? You may know where the orchestra's archive is, you may have been among the ranks of the performers - Daniel Kobialka (violin), the conductor George Cleve, the orchestra - or in the recording team, or a member of the audience who's kept a programme booklet, or a relative or friend of one or another the singers, or for that matter one of the ladies in question.
Any information or possible leads would be very much appreciated.