Junior Recital

Recordings are live, unedited, and represent where I was at the time – with struggles, mistakes and a few victories thrown in… If you like what you hear, please check back, as I only have a couple of tracks uploaded for this recital.

The sound files were recorded on a hand-held cassette recorder from the middle of the concert hall.

This recital was in partial fulfillment of junior performance requirements for the degree Bachelor of Music with a major in voice from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC. Donna’s voice teacher was Beatrice Donley.

Graduation Recital, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Donna Rose Stewart, soprano

Donna Stewart, Soprano
Meredith College
Assisted by Susan Kitts, pianist
(Click on hot links for sound files or lyrics.)


Le Violette
Alessandro Scarlatti (1659-1725)
Dainty, dewy-scented violet . . . You modestly hide yourself amid the leaves.

Rend ‘il sereno al ciglio (Sosarme)
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
Return the serene look to your brow. Mother, weep no longer.

Ridente la calma
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.

A Memory (lyrics)
Rudolf Ganz (1877-1972)

When I Was One-and-Twenty (lyrics)
C. Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960)

I Love All Graceful Things (lyrics)
Eric H. Thiman (1900-1975)

O 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!

Graduation Recital, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

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