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an aids quilt songbook: sing for hope

An all-star cast of renowned singers and instrumentalists comes together on one CD to sing for hope and in the cause of supporting AIDS research: Joyce DiDonato, Yo-Yo Ma, Jamie Barton, Sasha Cooke, Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips, Sean Pannikar, Matthew Polenzani, Anthony McGill, actors Sharon Stone and Ansel Elgort, and many more.

Gregg Kallor recorded two songs for the album, with Melody Moore - "One Child," which Kallor composed for this project - and Matthew Polezani.

All profits from the sale of this album go to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.


SINGERS

Jamie Bartone, Nicole Cabell, Sasha Cooke, Adrienne Danrich, Joyce DiDonato, Anthony Dean Griffey, Isabel Leonard, Lester Lynch, Melody Moore, Daniel Okulitch, Sean Panikkar, Keith Phares, Susanna Phillips, Matthew Polenzani, Randall Scarlata, Michael Slattery, Noah Stewart, Monica Yunus, Camille Zamora

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Anthony McGill,  clarinet

ACTORS

Sharon Stone, Ansel Elgort, spoken word


PIANISTS

Thomas Bagwell, Scott Gendel, Ricky Ian Godron, Fred Hersch, Gregg Kallor, Lori Laitman, Kenneth Merril, John Musto, Cristina Pato, Glen Roven

SONGS BY

Robert Aldridge, Carol Barnett, Robert Chesley, Herschel Garfein, Scott Gendel, Ricky Ian Gordon, Drew Heenger, Fred Hersch, Gregg Kallor, Lori Laitman, Tania León, Gilda Lyons, John Musto, Kevin Oldham, Cristina Pato, Paola Prestini, Eric Reda, Glen Roven, Kamala Sankaram, Mary Carol Warwick


“One Child”

music by Gregg Kallor

lyrics by Sara Cooper

recorded by Melody Moore and Gregg Kallor

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"Among the brand new songs created expressly for this recording is "One Child," featuring beautiful lyrics by Sara Cooper that point to the promising possibility of a child surviving AIDS and ushering in a new era of health and well-being where once there was so much death and suffering. The poet asks "Is this the moment? Is this the time? Is this when we leave it all behind us? When soon only whispers will remind us of those awful scorching decades that took so many lives." Gregg Kallor has set these lyrics with utmost care, with gentle dissonance that perfectly captures the longing of the text. Soprano Melody Moore's singing is exemplary for its beauty and clarity."

Journal of Singing