The Persistence of Song: Songs of Jonathan David
(January 2020, Centaur Records)
Composer Jonathan David‘s song cycles performed by the singers they were written for.
Performers: Amy Bartram, baritones Phillip Cheah and Daniel Neer, pianist Trudy Chan, and violinist Liz Derham.
Available from Amazon, Naxos
Ma Guiterre je te chante: 16th century guitar solos and chansons (2010)
Amy Bartram, soprano, and Jocelyn Nelson, Renaissance guitar
Reviews of Ma Guiterre je te chante:
“The voice is pleasing, clear, well-tuned; the French is correctly pronounced.” —Pascale Boquet, French Lute Society publication Le Joueur de Luth, September 2010
“Bartram has a real feel for this music. In spite of the limited range of the melodies the songs cover a wide range of emotions which she captures with a sure sense of style and subtle variations in the ornamentation ensure that the music is always memorable. . . . It is good to see the repertoire for 4-course guitar receiving the attention which it deserves from artists of this calibre.” —Monica Hall, Lute News, Journal of the UK Lute Society, No. 96, December 2010
Featured on the early music radio program, The Millennium of Music, hosted by Robert Aubry Davis, in 2013, broadcast across the US.
Daybreak in Alabama: A Langston Hughes Song Cycle by John Stone (October 2009)
Amy Bartram, soprano, and John Stone, piano
Available on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.
To hear “Song for Billie Holiday” on YouTube: click here
Radio broadcast: The title song, “Daybreak in Alabama,” was selected for the nationally broadcast Song of America radio series (2011–12) hosted by Thomas Hampson and archived at the Library of Congress. Click here for more information on Program 12, “Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance.”
Recordings with Choirs
Listen to Mueller’s jazzy setting of Adam lay ybounden on YouTube
With Trinity Choir, Wall Street
(Available on NAXOS and Amazon):
The Complete Haydn Masses Boxed Set, Trinity Choir, Rebel Baroque Orchestra.
Christmas at Trinity, Trinity Choir. Soloist on “Once in Royal David’s City.”
(For Hänssler Classic): Haydn’s Mass in F Major (Missa Brevis), and Mass in C Major (Missa Cellensis)
O Magnum Mysterium: Christmas in Iberia (2012). The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields. Soloist on Guerrero’s “Virgen Santa.” CD is available here.