John Greer’s New Album Release

October 26, 2017
JJD

 

Sing Me At Midnight, a new album of songs by Canadian composer John Greer, is done production and will be released by Centrediscs in Toronto Oct. 27, 2017.

The project was a far-flung collaboration of performers, recording engineers, and facilities. John brought the recordings to me for mixing and mastering. The recordings were done in a variety of studios in the U.S. and in Winnipeg, each with different sounding spaces, different pianos, different microphones, and miking techniques. My assignment was to give the album an overall cohesive sound.

The album features songs performed by Delores Ziegler, Kevin McMillan, and Tracy Dahl, all accompanied by John Greer on piano.

From the Centrediscs website:

“In this first recording exclusively devoted to the songs of Canadian composer John Greer, the composer/pianist is joined in performance by world-class singers soprano Tracy Dahl, baritone Kevin McMillan and mezzo-soprano Delores Ziegler, offering definitive interpretations of works that are already beloved by North American recital audiences. SING ME AT MIDNIGHT brings together four song cycles for voice and piano: The House of Tomorrow (2012); The Red Red Heart (1993); Sing Me At Midnight (1993) and A Sarah Binks Songbook (1989).

Greer’s compositions have been heard extensively across North America and worldwide in concert and recital. Most noted for his vocal works and art songs, Mr. Greer has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most performed composers for the recital stage and has composed works for many of Canada’s elite singers including sopranos Tracy Dahl, Rosemarie Landry, Adrianne Pieczonka and Monica Whicher, baritone Kevin McMillan and mezzo-soprano Catherine Robbin.”

Here is an excerpt from the album. This is baritone Kevin McMillan and “Song of Songs”

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