Elizabeth: That’s mainstream stuff. Lennox Berkeley is a revered British composer. The songs are right up my ally vocally. They were perfect for me. They were an interesting challenge for Felix and we performed them a lot, we loved those.
Charlie: What about Thea Musgrave?
Elizabeth: She’s a prominent and respected composer here in America. She lives in California. The pieces were very worthwhile so we did them. We performed those a lot too.
Charlie: They were written for guitar already?
Elizabeth: Yes, Half-Light is an album of songs written for guitar and high voice and not arrangements.
Charlie: How did you come across the Daniel Pinkham pieces?
Elizabeth: I worked with Danny all during school days in Boston. I asked him if he had any voice and guitar pieces and he responded with Antiphons. He literally handed them to me.
Charlie: How did you learn about the Confiding songs?
Elizabeth: I was asking around for British or American pieces. Gunther Schuler recommended I look into those.
(Interview with Elizabeth Parcells 2005)