The Persistence of Song: Songs of Jonathan David / Various

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Composer Jonathan David has composed a wonderful group of songs, set to first-rate texts. The song texts include interesting topics; for example, the song Gitchee...

Composer Jonathan David has composed a wonderful group of songs, set to first-rate texts. The song texts include interesting topics; for example, the song Gitchee Gumee has a text inspired by the tragedy of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a freighter that sank in Lake Superior during a storm in 1975, killing all 29 crewmembers. Gordon Lightfood wrote and recorded a well-known song chronicling this tragedy. Jonathan David was raised in New York City and currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Jonathan’s most recent commission was for At the Creche, a carol for the Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus. He has also had works commissioned by the New York Treble Singers, Duke University, Marble Collegiate Church, Atlanta Young Singers, and the Manhattan Wind Ensemble, among others. His music has been performed throughout the US and Europe at such venues as Duke Chapel, the Palace of Westminster, and the Cathedral of Notre Dame-Paris. Jonathan served as Composer-in-Residence for The Greenwich Village Singers, and was a founding member of the pioneering new music chorus, C4. From 2005-2011 he was the Classical Editor for the internet music service, Napster. Jonathan’s music is published by Oxford University Press, See-A-Dot Music, and Paraclete Press, and is also available through his website, www.jonathandavidmusic.com



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 03, 2020


  • UPC: 044747372327


  • Catalog Number: CRC3723


  • Label: Centaur Records


  • Number of Discs: 1