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MP3 Various Artists - Working In Harmony for Home and Hearth

This is a compilation CD comprised of original music and poetry in a variety of styles including, classical, folk, blues, and rock. This two disc CD highlights the issue of homelessness and substandard housing.

29 MP3 Songs in this album (85:06) !
Related styles: FOLK: Traditional Folk, CLASSICAL: Chamber Music

LIST OF CD TRACKS Artist and Performance Credits
Working In Harmony For Home and Hearth

Disc 1
1. Enough Is A Feast by Bill Harley 4:22 (https://www.tradebit.com)
Recorded at Celebration Sound
Chorus: Aubrey Atwater, Kate Katzberg, Marty Ballou, Cathy Clasper-Torch

A Grammy award winning artist from Seekonk, MA, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant picture of growing up, parenting and family life. Poignant and hilarious, Bill’s work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity, and challenges us to be our very best selves. He is a prolific author and recording artist who is also a regular commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and is featured on PBS. “Bill Harley has the uncanny ability to reaffirm life for listeners, be they five or fifty. Humor, empathy, intelligence and reality all radiate from his work and from him.”--- Penguin Books “That Harley’s art seems so effortless only underscores his mastery.”--- Nuvo Newsweekly

2. Sand Castles by Peter J. Geisser and Paul M. Mancini, Sr. 3:52
Performed by Ocean State Children’s Choir (https://www.tradebit.com)

Paul M. Mancini, Sr. is the co-founder and director of the Ocean State Children’s Choir, and is also presently organist and music minister for the Meshanticut Park Church. During his forty-year tenure in public and private schools, he has conducted numerous groups, including the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.

3. Pity Undue by Elwood Donnelly © Copyright 1996 BMI 5:33
Performers: Aubrey Atwater, vocals and tin whistle
Lisa Schmitz, guitar
Cari Norris, vocals
Recorded at Celebration Sound

Atwater-Donnelly, an Award-winning duo based in Foster, RI, performs a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly-praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astonishing array of instruments. They often collaborate with other artists, and they have produced five books and ten recordings that receive international airplay. “Atwater-Donnelly are marvelous musicians. Their voices blend beautifully, their instrumental work is sparkling, and they are captivating performers. I could listen to them for hours.” --- Frank Dudgeon, WUMB, Boston

4. The Homeless Heart Poem by Noreen Inglesi Music by Mackenzie Melemed 2:25
© Copyright 2008 ASCAP
Performers: Noreen Inglesi, narrator
Mackenzie Melemed, piano
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Recorded by Triad Studio

Noreen Inglesi, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master’s Degree in Music Education and Composition at the University of Rhode Island where she was awarded a Graduate Assistantship, is a public school music teacher and Artist in Residence for Notable Works Publication and Distribution Company. As a composer, she has received numerous commissions and has been awarded project grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Mackenzie Melemed is a child musical prodigy who holds numerous musical honors and awards, including his having portrayed the young Mozart on a Discovery Channel Documentary and his performance on a WGBH television show performed live at Carnegie Hall.

5. A Home In My Heart by Joe Parillo 3:38 (https://www.tradebit.com)
Joe Parillo, composer/lyricist/arranger/pianist/executive producer
Audra Ratliff, vocals
Christine Harrington, cello
George Dussault, recording engineer, producer

Joe Parillo, pianist, Grammy-nominated composer, and Steinway artist, has performed nationally and internationally with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and vibraphonist Jay Hoggard. Mr. Parillo, who holds a Master’s Degree in Composition from New England Conservatory, has received numerous musical accolades, and he has written and arranged music for theater and film. His most recent work aired on WSBE-TV and the SciFi Channel’s “First Wave”. Mr. Parillo has been the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Rhode Island for the past seventeen years.

6. Dream House by Catherine Berube © Copyright 2008 :53
Performer: Noreen Inglesi, narrator
Recorded at Celebration Sound

Catherine Berube was a local poet and a strong courageous woman who just recently lost her battle with cancer. She was a dedicated member of the volunteer staff of Notable Works Publication and Distribution Company, Inc.

7. Joyful From Grisailles Vaporeuses by Eliane Aberdam
(https://www.tradebit.com) 2:26
Performers: Ann Danis, violin
Manabu Takasawa, piano
Christine Harrington, cello

Eliane Aberdam was born in Nancy, France. As a child, she studied piano and theory at the Conservatoire Nationale de Region in Grenoble, and continued her musical education to receive a Ph.D. in Composition at University of California at Berkeley. She has received considerable acclaim for her work as a composer, and she has taught composition and theory at the University of Rhode Island since 2001.

8. There is Happiness by Greg Cooney 3:03 © Copyright 1996
Performers: Greg Cooney, Grace Cooney, Julie Cooney and Alpha Children’s Choir
of Blackstone Valley (https://www.tradebit.com)

A local singer-songwriter, Greg’s songs can be heard on the award-winning children’s PBS TV show “Li’l Rhody.” He has completed five musicals for children and two full-length musical theater scores. The producer of four albums of original children’s music, Greg has been teaching music in public schools for twenty years.

9. When Rita Comes To Town by Chris Boyd © Copyright 2006 4:03
Performed by Big Red and the Resonators (https://www.tradebit.com)

Big Red and the Resonators is led by singer-songwriter Chris Boyd, who holds a classical music degree from the University of Rhode Island and has worked on the road for many years, including his work with Atlantic recording artist Ted Bird and Whazoo in the 1980s. He formed the Resonators in 1998.

10. Morning Springs by Dalita Getzoyan 2:18
Peformer: Dalita Getzoyan, narrator and flute
Recorded at Celebration Sound

Dalita Getzoyan, an 18-year-old senior at Lincoln High School, plays with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble and has been involved with music since she was a young girl. After she graduates from high school, Dalita plans to pursue music therapy as a career.

11. Sometimes A Child by Noreen Inglesi 2:12 (https://www.tradebit.com)
Performers: Tina Bernard, soprano
Tony Grelle, baritone
Alison Shea, piano
Roberta Ricci, cello
Jeff Shea, drums
Recorded at Celebration Sound

12. Coming Home To Me by AmyBeth Parravano 1:38
(email: peridot@https://www.tradebit.com) © Copyright 2003 Parravano Music
Performer: Noreen Inglesi, narrator
Recorded: Triad Studio

Amy Beth Parravano is a local poet and singer-songwriter who has worked with Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rodriquez and Joey Welz ( Bill Haley''s Comets) She has performed all across the United States and internationally, has recorded ten albums and produces and hosts her own television show "Amy Beth Presents."

13. Housing Song words written and song performed by RI Raging Grannies
© Copyright 2008 1:04
Recorded by Triad Studio

The Raging Grannies began in Canada in 1986 as part of a group which employed street theater to voice political protest. Since then, many groups, or “gaggles,” as they are humorously called, have sprung up worldwide. The RI group is comprised of women who have performed years of local community work in the areas of homelessness, violence against women, reproductive freedom, and poverty.

14. Faceless written and performed by Kalyana Champlain 2:51
(email: thruthemuck@https://www.tradebit.com)

Kalyana Champlain is a writer, femcee, and spoken word artist who is a recent graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Champlain is currently working on an album to be released in 2010.

15. Summer’s Lament by Paul Colombino 3:50 © Copyright 1996 ASCAP
Performer: Paul Colombino, guitar

Paul Colombino, who has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Rhode Island, has been a composer for over 20 years and has written and arranged many songs and instrumental pieces, using a lyrical performance style which covers several musical genres.

Disc 2
1. Timber and Nails by Mary Ann Rossoni 4:17 © Copyright 2007 BMI
Performers: Mary Ann Rossoni, guitar and vocals
David Lauria, electric guitar
Cathy Clasper Torch, fiddle
Joe Potenza, bass
Dan Hann, drums

Mary Ann Rossoni was recently voted “Best Singer-Songwriter” in the 2008 Motif Magazine Music Awards competition. Mary Ann is a lifelong Rhode Island resident who has performed for years, both as a solo artist and as a band leader, with her band “The Rossonians.” Her music has been favorably reviewed in People and Performing Songwriter magazines, and her song “Rainfall” was used in an NBC documentary.

2. These Woods by Aubrey Atwater 1:02 Copyright 1995
Performers: Aubrey Atwater spoken word and tin whistle
Recorded at Celebration Sound

3. Hard Hard Times by Rob Raroux 2:52 (https://www.tradebit.com) ASCAP
Performers: Rob Raroux, lead vocals and acoustic guitar
Aubrey Atwater, banjo and vocals
Marty Ballou, bass
Recorded at Celebration Sound
Background vocals: Elwood Donnelly, Amy Gallatin, Martin Grosswendt (dobro also), Kevin Fallon, (fiddle also), Matt Nozzolio, Chris Turner (harmonica and jaw harp also)
Kim Trusty, Roger Williams

Rob Raroux has been described by Motif Magazine as “a uniquely gifted and prolific songwriter.” In a review of his recent political album “Hard, Hard Times”, which Motif hails as “a tour-de-force, a singularly exceptional record”, the magazine states: “Indeed the greatness comes in Rob Raroux’s ability to put in song what so many are feeling, but have no outlet to express. Like Baez, Dylan, Guthrie and the troubadours of old, Raroux gives a voice to the listener…”.

4. Tones of Brick by Mitchell Kaplan :34
Performed by Noreen Inglesi, spoken word
Recorded at Celebration Sound

Mitch Kaplan, proficient on multiple instruments, has performed and taught music for two decades. He is a published author of music education books and on-line articles. Mitch also appeared on PBS with Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Redmond in “My Music Rules”, and he is presently the band director at a private school in Riverside, RI.

5. Dreams Reborn by Noreen Inglesi 4:46 (https://www.tradebit.com)
Performers: Teresa Gervais, flute
Mackenzie Melemed, piano
Roberta Ricci, cello
Ray Fogarty, percussion

Recorded by Triad Studio

6. No Phone Calls In The Night by Aubrey Atwater 4:17 (https://www.tradebit.com)
© Copyright 1996
Performers: Aubrey Atwater, vocals, guitar, low D tin whistle
Elwood Donnelly, vocals, rainstick
Kevin Fallon, fiddle
Recorded Celebration Sound

7. There’s An Apartment In My Town words written and song performed by
RI Raging Grannies 1:17
Recorded by Triad Studio

8. It Could Happen To You performed and written by Scott Quillin 4:37
© Copyright 2008/Scott Quillin Music (https://www.tradebit.com)

Scott Quillin, born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, is a Rhode Island composer and musician who has variously written songs and commercial jingles, and who has created other forms of multimedia including videos and websites.

9. A Prayer for the Homeless by Kenneth Berube © Copyright 2008 :58
Performed by Mary-Claire Bernard, spoken word
Recorded at Celebration Sound

Kenneth Berube, a lifelong Rhode Island resident, is a poet and composer who has been an active volunteer for Notable Works Publication and Distribution Company, Inc.

10. Say A Little Prayer by Heather Niemi Savage 5:31
Performers: Michelle Cole, vocals
Heather Niemi Savage, piano
John Savage, guitar
Everett Brown, violin
Mary Audette, flute

Heather Niemi Savage is a graduate of University of Rhode Island with concentrations in Music and Elementary Education. As an adult, her primary musical focus has been church music. She is nearing completion of her first collection of original worship songs and plans to record them. “Say a Little Prayer” is her first recorded piece.

11. Habitat written and performed by Kalyana Champlain 3:14

12. Selfless Acts written and performed by Shirley Howie :53

Shirley Howie is a native Rhode Islander who is aspiring to be a publisher of poetry and other creative writings. She is currently studying music at the University of Rhode Island.

13. Remembering Jeffrey written and recorded by Mackenzie Melemed 1:40

Remembering Jeffrey was meant to comfort Jeffrey DeFrino’s family in their time of grieving. The piece remembers Jeffrey as a wonderful humanitarian, who cared for his community, and the loved ones around him. His family feels that he is their greatest teacher both in life and in death. He taught his family, friends and community how to live life with determination, courage and dignity when faced with an uncertain future.

14. Won’t You Lead Me Home written and performed by Mary Zema 4:39
© Copyright 2008 Early Paradise Publishing (BMI)

Mary Zema is a singer-songwriter who has written in many styles of music. Mary is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she received a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree in Music Theory/Composition and Education. Her debut CD, “Songs of Early Paradise,” has been recognized for its spiritual but contemporary elements, using acoustic and electronic media. Mary teaches high school music full-time in Fall River, MA.

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