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I, Too - Folksongs & spirtuals by African American composers / Icy Simpson, soprano; Artina McCain, piano

Audio Samples

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Bonds, Margaret Allison : Dream Portraits (3) for voice & piano
>Traditional Spiritual : His Name So Sweet
>Moore, Undine Smith : Watch and pray
>Traditional Spiritual : Wade in the Water
>Price, Florence Beatrice : Night
>Adams, Leslie : Lullaby Eternal, for voice & piano
>Johnson, Hall : Ride On, King Jesus
>Traditional Spiritual : This Little Light of Mine, spiritual
>Adams, Leslie : Millay Songs
>     For You There Is No Song
>Adams, Leslie : Nightsongs
>     Creole Girl
>Traditional Spiritual : Give Me Jesus, spiritual

Album Summary

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
>Bonds, Margaret Allison : Dream Portraits (3) for voice & piano
>Traditional Spiritual : His Name So Sweet
>Moore, Undine Smith : Watch and pray
>Traditional Spiritual : Wade in the Water
>Price, Florence Beatrice : Night
>Adams, Leslie : Lullaby Eternal, for voice & piano
>Johnson, Hall : Ride On, King Jesus
>Traditional Spiritual : This Little Light of Mine, spiritual
>Adams, Leslie : Millay Songs
>Adams, Leslie : Nightsongs
>Traditional Spiritual : Give Me Jesus, spiritual
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

I, Too is an attractive collection of rarely heard art songs and spirtuals composed or arranged by historically significant African American composers. This album is the debut recording of soprano Icy Simpson and pianist Artina McCain, two profoundly gifted young African American artists. Featuring many beloved, traditional spirtuals, plus several poignant and or lively new discoveries for listeners, this is an engrossing album that will captivate you listen after listen.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Butler School Of Music Recording Studios.



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Works Details

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
  • Performers: Artina McCain (Piano); Icy Simspn
  • Notes: Composition written: 1779.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779

>Bonds, Margaret Allison : Dream Portraits (3) for voice & piano
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1959

>Traditional Spiritual : His Name So Sweet
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Moore, Undine Smith : Watch and pray
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional Spiritual : Wade in the Water
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Price, Florence Beatrice : Night
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Adams, Leslie : Lullaby Eternal, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Johnson, Hall : Ride On, King Jesus
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Traditional Spiritual : This Little Light of Mine, spiritual
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Adams, Leslie : Millay Songs :: For You There Is No Song
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Adams, Leslie : Nightsongs :: Creole Girl
  • Performers: Artina McCain (Piano); Icy Simspn
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1961

>Traditional Spiritual : Give Me Jesus, spiritual
  • Performers: Icy Simspn; Artina McCain (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic