The Call to Earth is a collection of art songs by Daniel Gilliam, that consider and examine our relationship with the natural world, through the words of Whitman, Dickinson, and Kentucky-poet Jesse Stuart.
released September 9, 2016
Steven Paul Spears, tenor; Sharon Lavery, piano
All compositions by Daniel Gilliam © Fictive Music (ASCAP). All rights reserved.
Poems of Jesse Stuart used by permission of the Jesse Stuart Foundation.
Produced with funds provided by the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts Toyota Alumni Fund
Producer: Daniel Gilliam and Chris Kincaid
Engineer: Chris Kincaid
Artwork: Barry T. Smith
Microphones: Piano outside: MJE-38 (pair), piano inside CAD M179 (pair). Vocal and room: Rode NT1A with MJ Mod
Recorded June 20-23, 2016 at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, Harrods Creek, Kentucky
Full texts and liner notes at fictivemusic.com/thecalltoearth