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"Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee: Songs of Gena Branscombe"

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Sung by Kathleen Shimeta, mezzo-soprano
with Martin Hennessy, piano

Enjoy the enchanting and romantic songs of composer, Gena Branscombe! The 25 songs recorded include settings of six poems from The Sonnets from the Portuguese, one of which is the beautiful How do I love thee? and settings of the Robert Browning poems Serenade and The Best is Yet to Be. Expressive of Gena’s dedication to her family, we have recorded four loving children's songs, Glück dedicated to her husband, and I Bring You Heartsease for her mother.

Ever patriotic, Branscombe wrote Dear Lad o'Mine to commemorate her country’s involvement in World War I.  Collaborating with fellow Canadian and poet Arthur Stringer, the two artists co-wrote Blow Softly Maple Leaves.  The thrilling aria Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee from Gena Branscombe’s opera, The Bells of Circumstance, will win your hearts!

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1. Serenade
2. Enchantment
3. Sleep, Then, Ah Sleep
4. Ould Doctor Ma’Ginn
5. Hail Ye Tyme of Holiedayes

Love in a Life *
6. I thought once how Theocritus
7. But only three in all God’s universe
8. How Do I Love Thee?
9. The widest land doom
10. The face of all the world is changed
11. My own beloved

12. Sprightly Mrs. Grasshopper
13. Glück
14. I Bring You Heartsease
15. Over Dreaming Children
16. On Green and Grassy Hillside
17. Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee

Four Piano Pieces
18. Hill Top Dreaming
19. A Woodsy Nymph Came Dancing
20. A Norwegian Song
21. One Sunny Day in Naples

A Lute of Jade *
22. A Lovely Maiden Roaming
23. My Fatherland
24. There was a King of Liang
25. Fair is the Pine Grove

26. Dear Lad O’Mine
27. Blow Softly Maple Leaves
28. The Best is Yet to Be

(*) Denotes that works are published by Recital Publications

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Audio CD: "Ah! Love, I Shall Find Thee:
Songs of Gena Branscombe"

Enjoy the enchanting and romantic songs of composer Gena Branscombe on CD with 25 songs sung by mezzo-soprano Kathleen Shimeta in partnership with Martin Hennessy on piano.

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