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Elinor Remick Warren
Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester, England, 1995
"...Warren exploits the colour of the romantic orchestra with remarkable flamboyance. Her choral writing, too, shows technical command and her music has real sweep and passion, with a fine ear for colour."
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Projects Funded by
the Elinor Remick Warren Society
1996 – 2012


Publications

  • Funded a new orchestral score and parts for "Singing Earth" in baritone and mezzo-soprano keys.
  • Elinor Remick Centennial Album (high and low voice)
  • Two Piano Pieces: The Fountain, The Lake at Evening
  • Frolic of the Elves
  • Three Melodies for Solo Piano by Stephen Foster, arr. by Warren
  • Songs from Country Places, a Song Cycle
  • Four Irish Songs (high and low voice)
  • Selected Songs by Elinor Remick Warren (reprint – Carl Fischer)
  • Quintet for Woodwinds and Horn

Performances

  • Board member Warner Henry and his wife Carol sponsored a recital of Elinor Remick Warren's songs presented at the Doheny Mansion in Los Angeles by the da Camera Society. Soloists were soprano Lori Stinson and tenor Robert MacNeil. Pianist was Mark Robson.
  • Prior to the da Camera Concert, Lance Bowling presented an illustrated lecture on Warren's life and music and early Los Angeles music. Lecture held at the home of Board member Elayne Techentin.
  • The Society funded works by Elinor Remick Warren presented by the Culver City Symphony in a program of music by women composers. Warren was prominently represented by the "Intermezzo" and "King Arthur's Farewell" from "The Legend of King Arthur."
  • The Culver City Symphony, conducted by Frank Fetta, presented the premiere performances of three solo songs by Elinor Remick Warren, orchestrated by the composer for soprano and orchestra. Laurie Stinson was the soloist.
  • Washington Bach Consort Recitals at Library of Congress (2005, 2006)
  • World premiere of William Bolcom’s song cycle "From the Diary of Sally Hemmings", sung by Florence Quivar
  • Recital of songs by Elinor Remick Warren at Library of Congress, as part of the Centenary Celebration of her life and works

Recordings

  • The Society collaborated with Dutton Epoch in England for a CD recording by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra of Elinor Remick Warren's works for orchestra.
  • The Society funded a CD recording at Skywalker Ranch with the Quanta Chorus, conducted by Lynne Morrow, of Warren's choral songs with piano accompaniment. Recording released on Cambria Records, distributed by NAXOS.
  • Music for the Centenary – Elinor Remick Warren

Projects

  • Completed cataloguing all Elinor Remick Warren manuscripts and memorabilia for the Elinor Remick Warren Collection at the Library of Congress. The Library says this is the largest and most complete collection of a woman composer in the Library's holdings.
  • Produced a two-hour documentary "An American Composer: The Legacy of Elinor Remick Warren" presented on radio stations nationwide. Narrator was radio personality Jill Pasternak of WRTI Radio, Philadelphia.
  • Produced a two hour documentary on the great American soprano, Rose Bampton, narrated by Jill Pasternak and presented on radio stations nationwide.
  • Donation to Hampsong Foundation for assistance in realizing a "Song of America" radio series and other important projects.
  • Development of Elinor Remick Warren Web site, and ongoing Web site support
  • Master Class in Accompanying at University of Maryland, with Craig Rutenberg
  • Master Class by Thomas Hampson with students from Curtis Institute of Music. Filmed by Jackson Frost.
  • Joint sponsorship of Centenary Symposium Weekend devoted to life and works of Warren
  • 2002-2004 assisted Library of Congress financially in preparing the "I Hear America Singing" website and planning for the American Art Song Project
  • Sponsored reception at Library of Congress following Thomas Hampson’s premiere recital of his American Art Song Project
  • Donation to Hampsong Foundation for radio documentary series, "Great Singers in America" (2005, 2006)
  • Video interviews with family, friends and those with professional connections to Warren in the U.S. and England to establish video/sound archive about her and for use in planned television documentary on her life and work.
  • Transfer to video of family home movies