Assisted by Susan Kitts, pianist
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Alessandro Scarlatti (1659-1725)
Dainty, dewy-scented violet . . . You modestly hide yourself amid
'il sereno al ciglio (Sosarme)
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Return the serene look to your brow. Mother, weep no longer.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1759-1791)
Calm is my spirit, Since I have accepted my destiny.
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
In the early morning hours, I walk through the woods, enjoying
the wonders of God's creation.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
. . . and with tomorrow's sun, we'll meet; and lost in dreaming,
wander hand in hand, mute with our happiness.
Rudolf Ganz (1877-1972)
I Was One-and-Twenty (lyrics)
C. Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)
Love All Graceful Things (lyrics)
Eric H. Thiman (1900-1975)
mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi)
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Oh, my beloved daddy, I desperately desire to marry Rinuccio.
If you refuse me, in pain and torment, I will throw myself into
the river! Oh, God, I'd rather die!