All My Heart is Listening

All My Heart is Listening – a line from the beautiful poem Noche de Lluvia by Juanita de Ibarbourou and the title of Elektra Women’s Choir’s twelfth recording. Experience the Elektra sound and the Canadian and international repertoire that gives this outstanding choir its voice. Featuring music of composers Christine Donkin, Malcolm Edwards, Bjørn Kruse, Ramona Luengen, Kate MacColl, Sid Robinovitch, Sheldon Rose, Stephen Smith, Ward Swingle, and Joan Szymko. The evocative poetry of de Ibarbourou, Joy Kogawa, Joni Mitchell, Wendell Berry, Marjorie Pickthall and more make this a rich listening experience. Smith’s longstanding relationship with Elektra is celebrated through many tracks featuring his playing, compositions and arrangements. Elektra is delighted that celebrated Norwegian conductor Maria Gamborg Helbekkmo is featured on two tracks, having led Elektra in concert and recording during a visit  to Vancouver in 2013.

Booklet: All My Heart is Listening

1. Stars
2. The Dawn is Not Distant
3. Consider the Lilies
4. The Peace of Wild Things
5. Aria
6. How the Blossoms are Falling
7. Noche de Lluvia
8. The Circle Game
9. My Funny Valentine
10. It Was a Lover and His Lass
11. Yellow Twig of Willow
12. If My Love Leaves Me
13. Two Gaelic Songs: Cronan
14. Two Gaelic Songs: E mo leannan
Sheldon Rose *
Christine Donkin *
Stephen Smith *
Joan Szymko
J.S. Bach, arr. Malcolm Edwards *
Ramona Luengen *
Sid Robinovitch *
Joni Mitchell, arr. Kate MacColl *
Rodgers and Hart, arr. Bjørn Kruse
Ward Swingle
Stephen Smith *
Trad Irish, arr. Stephen Smith*
Trad Gaelic, arr. Stephen Smith*
Trad Gaelic, arr. Stephen Smith *

* Canadian tracks Canadian Composition