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Steve Lake A hauntingly beautiful set of songs that will sticks with me after the last note has faded into the background. There is something about Ms. Wheeler's vocals and the intertwining of the instruments that play superbly together and should be given the merit they so richly deserve. Favorite track: Compensation.
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Compositions and Arrangements by Tyler Gilmore and Clare Wheeler

Vocals by Clare Wheeler
Conducting by Tyler Gilmore
Saxophone Quartet - Art Bouton, Wil Swindler, Peter Sommer, Mark Harris
Guitar - Steve Kovalcheck
Bass - Marty Kenney
Drums - Chris Smith

Produced by Tyler Gilmore
Co-Produced by Clare Wheeler
Mixed & Mastered by Hugh Walker

1) Do Not As I Do - By Hanne Hukkelberg, Arr. by Tyler Gilmore
Solo: Peter Sommer - Tenor Saxophone
2) My Valentine - By Clare Wheeler, Lyrics by Sue Wood
Solo: Art Bouton - Alto Saxophone
3) Compensation - By Tyler Gilmore, Lyrics from “Compensation” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Solo: Steve Kovalcheck - Guitar
4) We Wear The Mask - By Tyler Gilmore, Lyrics from “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
5) Songs & fables - By Clare Wheeler
Solo: Wil Swindler - Soprano Saxophone
6) This Kind of Day - By Clare Wheeler
Solo: Peter Sommer - Tenor Saxophone

© 2012 Clare Wheeler and Tyler Gilmore


released October 12, 2012

Recorded in September 2010 at Mile High Music, Denver, Colorado, USA
Engineered by Scott Griess and Tyler Gilmore

Clare and Tyler thank Hugh Walker, Scott Griess, the amazing performers and their generous patience, Rebecca Roma Henderson, Dazzle Jazz, Donald Rossa, Steve Denny, The Swingle Singers, Tony Huerta, Jules Buckley, Rum, Chocolate, Myspace, and de-essers.



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Track Name: Do Not As I Do
By Hanne Hukkelberg, Arr. by Tyler Gilmore
Track Name: Compensation
Because I had loved so deeply,
Because I had loved so long,
God in His great compassion
Gave me the gift of song.

Because I have loved so vainly,
And sung with such faltering breath,
The Master in infinite mercy
Offers the boon of Death.
Track Name: We Wear The Mask
WE wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Why should the world be over-wise,
In counting all our tears and sighs?
Nay, let them only see us, while
We wear the mask.

We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries
To thee from tortured souls arise.
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
But let the world dream otherwise,
We wear the mask!