Listen: Connie Converse’s “One By One,” Performed by Julia Bullock, Featured on ‘Resounding Verse’

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Singer-songwriter Connie Converse’s song “One By One,” which Julia Bullock performs with Christian Reif on piano on her solo debut album, Walking in the Dark, in an arrangement by Jeremy Siskind, is the subject of the latest episode of Resounding Verse, a podcast about poetry and song hosted by Stephen Rodgers. You can hear it here. "I can’t help but think if [Converse] could only hear this luminous recording, if she only knew that over seventy years after she wrote this song, it would finally find a wide audience, and her songs would finally shine like the sun, she would be pleased," Rodgers says of Bullock's performance.

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Singer-songwriter Connie Converse’s song “One By One,” which classical singer Julia Bullock performs with Christian Reif on piano on her solo debut album, Walking in the Dark, in an arrangement by Jeremy Siskind, is the subject of the latest episode of Resounding Verse, a podcast about poetry and song hosted by Stephen Rodgers. You can hear the episode via Spotify and Apple Music and listen to the song below.

“There was something about the harmonic progressions in this song, the richness of the piano accompaniment, and the blend of tenderness and melancholy that made me think of some of my favorite Schubert songs,” Rodgers says of Bullock’s performance. "I can’t help but think if [Converse] could only hear this luminous recording, if she only knew that over seventy years after she wrote this song, it would finally find a wide audience, and her songs would finally shine like the sun, she would be pleased."

On Walking in the Dark—which takes its name from a lyric in “One By One,”—Bullock and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Christian Reif, perform Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and a song from John Adams’s El Niño. She is joined by Reif, on piano for the Converse song, a traditional spiritual, and songs by Oscar Brown, Jr., Billy Taylor, and Sandy Denny. Bullock is “one of the singular artists of her generation,” says the New York Times, “a singer of enveloping tone, startlingly mature presence and unusually sophisticated insight into culture, society and history.” You can hear the album and get it here.

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Julia Bullock: 'Resounding Verse' podcast, January 2023
  • Thursday, January 5, 2023
    Listen: Connie Converse’s “One By One,” Performed by Julia Bullock, Featured on ‘Resounding Verse’

    Singer-songwriter Connie Converse’s song “One By One,” which classical singer Julia Bullock performs with Christian Reif on piano on her solo debut album, Walking in the Dark, in an arrangement by Jeremy Siskind, is the subject of the latest episode of Resounding Verse, a podcast about poetry and song hosted by Stephen Rodgers. You can hear the episode via Spotify and Apple Music and listen to the song below.

    “There was something about the harmonic progressions in this song, the richness of the piano accompaniment, and the blend of tenderness and melancholy that made me think of some of my favorite Schubert songs,” Rodgers says of Bullock’s performance. "I can’t help but think if [Converse] could only hear this luminous recording, if she only knew that over seventy years after she wrote this song, it would finally find a wide audience, and her songs would finally shine like the sun, she would be pleased."

    On Walking in the Dark—which takes its name from a lyric in “One By One,”—Bullock and London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Christian Reif, perform Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and a song from John Adams’s El Niño. She is joined by Reif, on piano for the Converse song, a traditional spiritual, and songs by Oscar Brown, Jr., Billy Taylor, and Sandy Denny. Bullock is “one of the singular artists of her generation,” says the New York Times, “a singer of enveloping tone, startlingly mature presence and unusually sophisticated insight into culture, society and history.” You can hear the album and get it here.

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