Marty Heresniak, B.M., M.M

voice teacher

79 Hudson Heights
Ithaca, NY 14850


member National Association of Teachers of Singing

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I did, formerly, schedule occasional performances to provide an opportunity to practice with our new skill sets. However, the amount of rehearsal, planning, teeth-pulling, and outright begging to get thirty people to coördinate schedules to attend all at the same time became too much to handle. With my 2012 move to a much smaller home the possibility of in-studio performances disappeared.

Studio Days often had a theme or common thread running through the program. We would concentrate on a particular style, on the works of a single composer, or other similarity. Some programs follow below.

These were the days:


29 April 2006

O Del Mio Dolce Ardor
Christoph Willibald von Gluck

Gabriel Fauré

Come Again, Sweet Love
John Dowland

Amarilli, Mia Bella
Giulio Caccini

Let Me Wander, Not Unseen
from L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato
Georg Frederic Handel

Lark & Nightingale Duet
Stephen Collins Foster
lyrics from Romeo and Juliet of William Shakespeare

Glendale Train
John Dawson

Ryan Cabrera

Better Together
Jack Johnson

Merlin’s Lament
Dave Carter

from Porgy and Bess
George Gershwin
lyrics DuBose Heywood

Ain’t Misbehavin’
from Hot Chocolates
Fats Waller
lyrics Andy Razaf & Harry Brooks

When You Wish Upon a Star
from Pinocchio
Leigh Harline
lyrics Ned Washington

Imagine That
from Sherry
Laurence Rosenthal
lyrics James Lipton

Don’t Go to Strangers
Evans, Kent, and Mann

12 November 2005

Martha Armstrong, May Brinn, Jodi Zhao, and I sang a program of all Kern songs with Molly MacMillan at the piano at the Kendal of Ithaca auditorium as a Saturday afternoon program for the residents and guests. Great fun and a fine way to get some performance experience.

I’ve Told Every Little Star
from Music in the Air (1934)

Long Ago and Far Away
from Cover Girl (1944)

All the Things You Are
from Very Warm for May (1939)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
from Roberta (1935, 1969)

The Way You Look Tonight
from Swing Time (1936)

You Couldn’t Be Cuter
from Joy of Living (1938)

They Didn’t Believe Me
from The Girl from Utah (1914)

Ol’ Man River
from Show Boat (1929, 1936, 1951)

I’m Old-Fashioned
from You Never Were Lovelier (1942)

from Roberta (1935, 1969)

The Song is You
from Music in the Air (1934)

Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man
from Show Boat (1929, 1936, 1951)

The Last Time I Saw Paris
from Lady Be Good (1941)

A Fine Romance
from Swing Time (1936)

I Won’t Dance
from Roberta (1935, 1969)

Pick Yourself Up
from Swing Time (1936)


24 April 2005

When Forty-Second Street was revived on Broadway so many students wanted to do songs from that show, but couldn't tell me the composer. I started introducing people to Harry Warren. It's amazing how many of his songs we all know, but they're from films of which we've never heard.

This was so much fun! Every student prepared a Warren tune, with me at the piano, ready to give a recital in the old "stand in the front of the auditorium and sing your song" mode. Ha! When they arrived we did a few warm-up exercises and sang three verses of "We Shall Overcome" then there was noise from the next room. We moved into the non-auditorium space where a cabaret was set up and a jazz combo of guitar, clarinet, bass, and drums was at the ready. Everyone got to go up to 'sit in' with the band. I've not had that much fun since, well, I can't say that on my website.

Nagasaki (1928)

I Found a Million Dollar Baby
from Crazy Quilt (1931)

You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me
from Forty-Second Street (1932)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams
from Moulin Rouge (1933)

The Gold Diggers’ Song
from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Shadow Waltz
from Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

I’ll String Along with You
from Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)

I Only Have Eyes for You
from Dames (1934)

Lullaby of Broadway
from Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)

About a Quarter to Nine
from Go Into Your Dance (1935)

Lulu’s Back in Town
from Broadway Gondolier (1935)

With Plenty of Money and You
from Gold Diggers of 1937 (1937)

September in the Rain
from Melody for Two (1937)

Jeepers Creepers
from Going Places (1938)

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
from Hard to Get (1938)

I Know Why (And So Do You)
from Sun Valley Serenade (1941)

At Last
from Sun Valley Serenade (1942)

I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
from Orchestra Wives (1942)

Serenade in Blue
from Orchestra Wives (1942)

There Will Never Be Another You
from Iceland (1942)

No Love, No Nothin’
from The Gang’s All Here (1943)

You’ll Never Know
from Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

The More I See You
from Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

I Wish I Knew
from Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

That’s Amore
from The Caddy (1953)

An Affair to Remember
from An Affair to Remember (1957)

25 September 2004

Panis Angelicus
César Franck

Precious Lord
Thomas A. Dorsey

Die Zufriedenheit
W. A. Mozart

Vedrai Carino
from Don Giovanni
W. A. Mozart

Embraceable You
from Girl Crazy
George Gershwin

Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
from Oklahoma!
Rodgers & Hammerstein

Think of Me
from The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Taylor, the Latte Boy
Goldrich & Heisler

Requited and Un~

Students and I performed this program on March 20, 2003
with pianist Jerry Attardo
for the Classical Dinner Hour at Moosewood Restaurant.

Three British Songs
arr. Roger Quilter

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
Believe Me If all those Endearing Young Charms
The Ash Grove

The Sally Gardens
arr. Benjamin Britten

Love's Old Sweet Song
Hermann Löhr

There is a Ladye
Winifred Bury

O del mio amato ben
Stefano Donaudy

And then her doctor told her ...
Nicolas Slonimsky

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Roger Quilter

duet from The Tales of Hoffman
Jacques Offenbach

Ruggiero Leoncavallo

In the Midst of the Ball
Peter Tchaikovsky

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
John Jacob Niles

Lascia ch'io pianga
from Rinaldo
Georg Frederic Händel

Early in the Morning
Ned Rorem

The Cabin
Paul Bowles

Nel cor piú non mi sento
duet from L'amor contrastato
Giovanni Paisello

Torna à Sorriento
Ernesto de Curtis

The Hippopotamus
Flanders & Swann

31 January 2004

Ain't Misbehavin'
Waller, Razaf, & Brooks

In the Still of the Night
Fred Parris

Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
Coffin & King

Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
J. F. Hanley

Don't Go to Strangers
Evans, Kent, & Mann

I've Got You Under My Skin
Cole Porter

William Martin Joel

Do It Again!
Gershwin & DeSylva

27 April 2003

(American Folk Tune, arr. Jay Althouse)

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
(American Spiritual, arr. Harry T. Burleigh)

(British Folk Tune)

Esa Enai
(Yitzchak Rosenthal)

The Water is Wide
(British Folk Tune, arr. Mark Hayes)

The Ash Grove
(Welsh Folk Tune, arr. Roger Quilter)

Dink's Song
(American Folk Tune, collected by Lomax Brothers)

Somewhere In Between
(Jason Wade)

Wayfaring Stranger
(American Folk Tune, arr. Jay Althouse)

The Fox Went Out
(British/American Folk Tune)

Go 'Way from My Window
(John Jacob Niles)

Ein Deutsches Liederabend
14 April 2003

Bist Du Bei Mir
as found in Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach

Lyric: Uncertain, possibly Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel / Music: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

Lyric: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / Music: Franz Schubert

Du bist die Ruh'
Lyric: Friedrich Rückert / Music: Franz Schubert

An die Musik
Lyric: Franz von Schober / Music: Franz Schubert

Three Songs from Dichterliebe
Lyric: Heinrich Heine / Music: Robert Schumann

Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
Aus meinem Tränen spriessen
Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne

Lyric: F. Rückert / Music: Robert Schumann

from Rosenlieder
Lyric and Music: Philipp zu Eulenberg

Sapphische Ode
Lyric: H. Schmidt / Music: Johannes Brahms

Lyric: ? / Music: Johannes Brahms

Wir Wandelten
Lyric: Georg Friedrich Daumer / Music: Johannes Brahms

Anakreons Grab
Lyric: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / Music: Hugo Wolf

Der Gärtner
Lyric: Eduard Friedrich Möricke / Music: Hugo Wolf

Auch kleine Dinge
Lyric: Paul Johann Ludwig Heyse / Music: Hugo Wolf

Lyric: Katherina Betekoff / Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff

Die Nacht
Lyric: Hermann von Gilm zu Rosenegg / Music: Richard Strauss

Lyric: John Henry Mackay / Music: Richard Strauss


28 April 2002

Far From the Home I Love
from Fiddler on the Roof
Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock

Momma, Look Sharp
from 1776

Sherman Edwards

Out Here on My Own
from Fame
Lesley & Michael Gore

Embraceable You
from Crazy for You
George & Ira Gershwin

He Was Too Good to Me
from Simple Simon
Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart

I've Got a Crush on You
from Strike Up the Band
George & Ira Gershwin

My Lovely Celia
George Munro

Auf Flügeln Des Gesanges
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (lyric by Heinrich Heine)

Lascia ch'io pianga
from Rinaldo
Georg Friederich Handel

Studio Day
(The Summer Students)

30 September 2001

Oh My Love
John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Yossel Der Klezmer

At Last
from Orchestra Wives
Harry Warren & Mack Gordon

Crazy He Calls Me
Carl Sigman & Bob Russell

Anacreon's Grab
Hugo Wolf (lyric by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

There is a Ladye
Winifred Bury (lyric by Thomas Ford)

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught
from South Pacific
Rodgers & Hammerstein

Studio Day

5 May 2001

The Way You Look Tonight
from Swing Time
Jerome Kern (lyric by Dorothy Fields)

A Whole New World
from Aladdin
Alan Menken (lyric by Tim Rice)

They Never Told Me
Mikael Holmgren

Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
from Oklahoma!
Rodgers & Hammerstein

There's a Small Hotel
from On Your Toes
Rodgers & Hart

It Never Entered My Mind
from Higher and Higher
Rodgers & Hart

What Am l Here For?
from A Star Is Born
Harold Arlen & Ira Gershwin

My Man
Maurice Yvain & Channing Pollack

0, Rest in the Lord
from Elijah
Felix Mendelssohn

To the Sky
American Folk Song, adapted by Carl Strommen

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Roger Quilter (lyric by Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

I Got it Bad (and That Ain't Good)
from Jump for Joy
Duke Ellington (lyric by Paul Francis Webster)

Everything Must Change
Bernard lghner

26 April 1998
Let's Get Together

Come Rain or Come Shine
from St. Louis Woman
Harold Arlen

I Got it Bad (and That Ain't Good)
from Jump for Joy
Ellington & Webster

When I Take My Sugar to Tea
from the film Monkey Business
Fain, Kahal, & Norman

I Have Dreamed
from The King and I
Rodgers & Hammerstein

Think on Me
Lady John Scott (lyrics by Mary, Queen of Scots)

Dear Friend
from She Loves Me
Bock & Harnick

Bring Him Home
from Les Miserables
Claude-Michel Schönberg

25 April 1998
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Gorney & Harburg

Buddy on the Nightshift
from Lunch Time Follies
Weill & Hammerstein

Edward Kennedy Ellington

Agua de Beber
Antonio Carlos Jobim

La Paloma
Sebastián Yradier

Harry Woods

One of Those Nights Tonight
Longacre & Giles

Bist du bei mir
as found in Notebook for Anna Magdelena Bach
Lyric: Uncertain, possibly Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel / Music: Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel

I'm Called Little Buttercup
from H. M. S Pinafore
Gilbert & Sullivan

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
arr. Roger Quilter

Gonna Be Another Hot Day
from 110 in the Shade
Jones & Schmidt

The Simple Joys of Maidenhood
from Camelot
Lerner & Loewe

Poor Wandering One
from The Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert & Sullivan

from Die Schöne Mullerin
Franz Schubert

Danksagung an den Bach