Both artists weave mighty artistic spells throughout – Haldane with her impassioned and often amorous vocals that are melismatic and hauntingly beautiful, and Gionet with unmatched pianism that is marked with subtle lyricism

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Christina Raphaëlle Haldane is thrilled to present Tu me voyais, her first record on Leaf Music released on October 21, 2022. Tu me voyais is the result of the collaboration between Christina Raphaëlle Haldane and Carl Philippe Gionet, along with several other artists, writers, and composers who have contributed their own offerings.

This album is anchored around Gionet’s new arrangements of Twelve Acadian Folk Songs, tailored for Haldane’s voice. These re-imaginings are set in the 19th century lieder aesthetic or art song where voice and piano play equal solo parts within the musical architecture.

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Twelve Acadian Folk Songs | arr. Carl Philippe Gionet
L’Escaouette – 1:29

Le rosier blanc – 3:30

Le jardinier du couvent – 5:23

Wing tra la – 2:19

Au chant de l’alouette – 2:12

Écrivez-moi – 3:36

L’étoile du Nord – 3:34

Le pommier doux – 2:57

La belle Françoise – 3:12

Tout Passe – 4:24

Le prince Eugène – 3:18

Partons, la mer est belle – 5:40

Icare : premier fragment (Adam Sherkin) – 5:36

Two songs by Jérôme Blais
pour une Amérique engloutie (IV) – 7:59

Il va sans dire – 4:14

Christina Raphaëlle Haldane, soprano
Carl Philippe Gionet, piano

Produced by Jeremy VanSlyke

Engineer, Ben Barton Creelman

Liner Notes, Christina Raphaëlle Haldane

Art Director, Kristan Toczko

Text Layout, Andrew Brown

Copy Editor, Jill Rafuse

Translation, Pierre Igot

Photographer, Jérôme Luc Paulin

Recorded at the Église catholique Saint-Simon
Saint-Simon (N.-B), June 13 – 16, 2022