MUSIC BY ZENOBIA POWELL PERRY
Cambria CD 1138. Distributed by Naxos.
Janis-Rozena Peri, soprano; Darryl Taylor, tenor; Joyce Catafalno, flute; Berkeley Price, clarinet; John
Crotty, Deon Nielsen Price, piano
Contents: Cycle of Songs on Poems by Paul Lawrence Dunbar; Sinner Man So Hard, Believe! (1967);
Hallelujah to the Lamb (1969); Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1963); Sonatine for Piano (1963); O de
Angels Done Bowed Down (for mezzo-soprano and piano); Homage to William Levi Dawson on His
90th Birthday (for solo piano); Threnody Song Cycle (for soprano and piano); Selections from Heritage
and Life: A Cycle of Songs (soprano and piano); The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah (soprano, flute,
piano) (1977); Promenade for Piano, Flight for Piano.
All selections are ASCAP and are available through Jaygayle Music.Recorded at West Virginia
University in 2001, the album was produced by Jeannie Pool. Tim Rhodes was the recording engineer;
editing and mastering was done by Jonathan Marcus of Orpharion Recordings. This project was
funded in part by a grant from the F. Eugene Miller Foundation.
To obtain a copy, contact Jaygayle Music at 818-446-0082 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
write: P.O. Box 8144, La Crescenta, California, 91224-0144 and enclose $12 for each disc (which
includes postage and handling). It is also available through Naxos and available for downloading
through various Internet sites.
To view this recording on the Cambria Master Recording web site, Click Here.
Sebronette Barnes, soprano
Two of Perry's songs are found on a compact disc recorded by Sebronette Barnes' recording on
Senrab Records (P.O. Box 1684, Havertown, PA 19083. Telephone: 215-477-2388 The album is called
"You Can Tell the World: Songs by African-American Women Composers," with Sebronette Barnes,
soprano and Elise Auerbach, piano. Includes music of Zenobia Perry, Florence Price, Julia Perry, Betty
Jackson King, Heraldine Herbison, Sharon J. Willis and Lena J. McLin.
Jaygayle Music has made available several performances of music by Zenobia Powell Perry on
Youtube.com. There is also a clip of Zenobia Perry talking about her
studies with American composer Nathaniel Dett.
Click here for the Jaygayle Music Youtube channel.