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“Ms. Janes-Yaffé is a captivating recitalist. She became the singer of preference of all [the composers] because of her willingness to prepare their work and her enormous skill in presenting it with accuracy and immediate vitality.”
 
Phyllis Curtin, Legendary Opera Singer and Vocal Pedagogue




Yiddish

 

Dudele
(A Song to You, God)
S’loyfn, s’yugn
(Rushing, Chasing)
Margaritkelekh
(Daisies)
Tum-balalayke
(Play, Balalaika)
Mai komashmo lon
(What is the Meaning?)
Undzer nigndl
(Our Little Tune)
A Pintele
(A Dot)
Tayere Malke
(Dear Malke)
Nigun
(Melody)
S’brent
(It’s Burning)
Dire-gelt
(Rent Money)
Vos villstu
(What Do You Want?)
Reb Motenyu
(Rabbi Motenyu)
Freylekh
(Joyful)
Oy, dortn, dortn
(Oh, Far Away)
S’dremlen feygel
(Drowsing Birds)
Un az der rebbe zingt
(When the Rabbi Sings)
Zog, Maran
(Tell Me, Marrano)
Rozhinkes mit mandlen
(Raisins and Almonds)
Lomir ale freylekh zayn
(Let’s All Be Joyful)
Az der rebbe zingt
(When the Rebbe Sings)
Sag mir, du sheyne meydele
(Tell Me, Lovely Girl)
Undzer rebbenyu
(Our Rabbi)
Zog nit keynmol
(Never Say)
Chassidic Melody
Reyzele
Bay dem stetl
(In the Village)



Art Songs (English)

 

BARBER, Samuel
Knoxville: Summer of 1915
HUNDLEY, Richard
Arise, My Love
Maiden Snow
Strings in the Earth and Air
Will There Really Be a Morning?
THOMSON, Virgil
Let’s Take a Walk
Prayer to St. Catherine
Susie Asado
Sneeden’s Landing
CARTER, Elliott
Dust of Snow
The Rose Family
IVES, Charles
Memories
The Side Show
Songs My Mother Taught Me
SPIRITUALS
Motherless Child
Ride On, King Jesus
EARNEST, John David
Love Song
MARDIN, Arif
Poem Song
WILLIAMS, Tom
Three Penny Songs
(with viola)
Meditations on a Landscape
(live with electroacoustic fixed media)
FAGIN, Gary
Songs of Love and Longing
(5 songs)
PURCELL, Henry
Music for a While
 

 
FOSS, Lukas
Where the Bee Sucks
ROUMAIN, Daniel Bernard
Wooden Men
 



Art Songs (German)

 

BRAHMS, Johannes
Ach, wende diesen Blick
Es war eine schöne Jüdin
Es steht ein Lind
Ich träumte mir
Mädchenlied
Die Sonne scheint nicht mehr
Vergebliches Ständchen
MARTIN, Frank
Drey Minnelieder
(3 songs; version with piano or with
flute and guitar)
SCHÖNBERG, Arnold
Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)
(5 songs)
HINDEMITH, Paul
Die Serenaden
(6 songs; with oboe, viola, cello)
SCHUBERT, Franz
An die Musik
Die Auflösung
Grablied für die Mutter
Gretchen am Spinnrad
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
(with clarinet)
Der König in Thule
Seligkeit
Ständchen
Szene aus ‘Faust’
Der Tod und das Mädchen
STRAUSS, Richard
Das Zügenglöcklein
Du, meines Herzens Krönelein
Ich trage meine Minne
Morgen
Muttertändelei
Wir beide wollen springen



Art Songs (Italian)


Art Songs (French)


DONAUDY, Stefano
Ah, mai non cessate
Come l’allodoletta
O, del mio amato ben
Quand’il tuo diavol nacque
Vorrei poterti odiare
DEBUSSY, Claude
Quatre chansons de jeunesse
(4 songs)

FAURÉ, Gabriel
Claire de lune
Lydia
Mandoline
Notre amour
POULENC, Francis
La courte paille
(7 songs)

THOMSON, Virgil
Stabat Mater
(with string quartet)


Art Songs (Yiddish)


Art Songs (Portuguese)


Art Songs (Spanish)


DE CORMIER, Robert
44 Folk songs
VILLA-LOBOS, Heitor
Bachianas Brasileiras
(with piano or cello ensemble)
OBRADORS, Fernando
Al Amor
Con amores, la mi madre



Oratorio

 

BACH, J.S.
Messe in H-Moll
Johannes-Passion
Kantate Nr. 202 (“Weichet nur…”)
Weihnachts-Oratorium
HAYDN, F.J.
Die Schöpfung
ORFF, Carl
Carmina Burana
BRAHMS, Johannes
Requiem
LEVITCH, Leon
Song of Dreams
POULENC, Francis
Gloria

DVORAK, Antonin
Te Deum
MOZART, W.A.
Exultate Jubilate
C-moll Messe
SCHUBERT, Franz
G-Dur Messe

HÄNDEL, G.F
Der Messias



Concert (with Orchestra)

 

FAGIN, Gary
Songs of Love and Longing

GRIEG, Edvard
Solvejg’s Song from “Peer Gynt”

MAHLER, Gustav
Symphonie Nr. 4
MENDELSSOHN, Felix
Symphonie Nr. 2 (“Lobgesang”)

WOLFSON, David
Songs of Love and Separation
ARIAS from operas and operettas of Nico Dostal, Leo Fall, George Gershwin, Charles Gounod, W.A. Mozart, Jacques Offenbach, Giacomo Puccini, Robert Stolz, Oscar Straus, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, C.M. von Weber