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Recordings and Performances of Music by Margaret Bonds
that I've Edited (1)

Margaret Bonds: Joy (reconstructed version for SATB chorus with piano). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2024.

  • performance by Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare (YouTube

 

Margaret Bonds: Flamenco (from Three Short Pieces for Piano)Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2024

  • live performance at PianoSpheres by Althea Waites (YouTube)

  • Althea Waites, piano (YouTube

Margaret Bonds: Fugal Dance (from Two Pieces for Piano Solo)Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2022. 

  • live performance by Althea Waites (YouTube

  • Althea Waites, piano (YouTube

 

Margaret Bonds: CREDO (text by W.E.B. Du Bois). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2020.

  • Complete work:

    • Piano/vocal version:

      • Justin Smith and the Queens University Chamber Singers and Choral Union, with Sequina DuBose, soprano and Jarvis Miller, baritone (YouTube

      • David Christopher and the Delaware ChoralArts, with Jazmin Salaberrios, soprano and Grant Youngblood, Baritone (YouTube

      • Justin Smith and the Portland Phoenix Chamber Choir, with Nicole Joseph, soprano, Cristino Perez, baritone, and Kendra Kay Friar, piano (YouTube)

      • Frederick Binkholder and the Capitol Hill Chorale (Washington, D.C.), with Katerina Burton, soprano, Daniel J. Smith, bass-baritone (YouTube)

      • Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare, with Nicole Joseph, soprano, Marques Jerrell Ruff, bass-baritone, and Anton Nel, piano (YouTube)

    • Orchestral version:

      • Lois Ferrari, the Southwestern University Chorale, and the Austin Civic Orchestra, with soprano Natalie Joy Howard, and baritone Chaz Nailor (YouTube

      • Jennaya Robison and the combined choirs and orchestra of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Conservatory, with Christine Jobson, soprano, Evan Nelson, baritone (YouTube)

    • Arrangement by Dr. Allan Laiño for voices, brass, timpani, and organ:

      • Allan Laiño and the Congressional Chorus (Washington, D.C.), with Katerina Burton, soprano, and Christian Simmons, bass-baritone (YouTube)

  • Excerpts:

    • Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7

      • performed by the Govans Chancel Choir, with Jocelyn Taylor, and Elisheva Pront, sopranos, and Ben Ross, baritone, dir. Marie Herrington (YouTube) ​

    • No. 2 ("Especially Do I Believe in the Negro Race").

      • alkdaf (YouTube

      • ​Elena O'Connor, Soprano and Madrigalia, Cary Ratcliff, Artistic Director (YouTube)

      • Katerina Burton, soprano. Georgetown University Concert Choir, Professor Frederick Binkholder, director, Hojoon Kim, accompanist. (YouTube)

    • No. 5 ("I Believe in the Prince of Peace") ​

      • Performance by the Voce Chamber Singers conducted by David Mann (YouTube) ​

    • No. 6 ("I Believe in Liberty for All Men").

      • Shafiq Hicks, baritone with the the Bucks County Choral Society and Bucks County Community College Concert Choir,, cond. Thomas Lloyd (YouTube)

      • Marques Jerrell Ruff, baritone, with the Hartford Chorale, the Hartford Symphony, and the Hartford Chamber Players, conducted by Jack A. Pott (YouTube

      • Purev Arslan, baritone, with the Voce Chamber Singers conducted by David Mann (YouTube

      • Joshua Conyers, baritone. Georgetown University Concert Choir, Professor Frederick Binkholder, director, Hojoon Kim, accompanist. (YouTube)

    • Nos. 1 and 7 ("I Believe in God" and "I Believe in Patience"). Georgetown University Concert Choir, Professor Frederick Binkholder, director, Hojoon Kim, accompanist (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds: The Sea Ghost (text by Frank Dempster Sherman). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Company, [2023]. (At press.)

  • Performance by Zoe McCray, soprano, and Elizabeth Hill, piano (YouTube

  • Performance by Zoe McCray, soprano, and Elizabeth Hill, piano (YouTube)

  • Posthumous live premiere by Nicole Jenkins, soprano, and Lorna Griffitt, piano, at 25th Anniversary Conference of The African American Art Song Alliance (YouTube)

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Margaret Bonds: No Man Has Seen His Face (text by Janice Lovoos). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2022. 

  • performed by The Stamford Chorale, dir. Billy Janiszewski (YouTube

  • Rehearsal video of the Choir of Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Texas directed by Dr. David Polley (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds: Six Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Original keys and version for medium voice). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2020.

  • Women Have Loved before as I Love Now 

    • performed by Kyrie Laybourn, Soprano and Zerek Dodson, Piano (YouTube) ​

  • Four Songs (N.B.: this is a song cycle, not just a set or collection. To learn more, see here):

    • Complete cycle:

      • performed by Leberta Lorál, soprano and Jeffrey Sykes, piano (YouTube)

      • performed by Sarah Brailey, soprano and Janna Ernst, piano (YouTube)

      • performed by Sabreena Cherrington, soprano, and Eileen Downey, piano (YouTube)

      • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

      • performed by Katerina Burton, soprano, and Michelle Pappenfuss, piano (YouTube)

  • No. 1: "Even in the Moment of our Earliest Kiss"

    • performed by Kyrie Laybourn, Soprano and Zerek Dodson, Piano (YouTube

    • performed by Noelle McMurtry, voice, and Michael Sheppard, piano (YouTube)

    • performed byLucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, with Ryan McCullough, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Cassandra Pinataro,soprano, with piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Li Wen Weng, piano (YouTube)

  • No. 2: "Feast"

    • performed by Kyrie Laybourn, Soprano and Zerek Dodson, Piano (YouTube

    • performed by Noelle McMurtry, voice, and Michael Sheppard, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, with Ryan McCullough, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Rose Hegele, soprano, and Julia Scott Carey, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Li Wen Weng, piano (YouTube)

  • No. 3: "I Know My Mind"

    • performed by Kyrie Laybourn, Soprano and Zerek Dodson, Piano (YouTube)

    • performed Shanice Skinner and Ensembl'arts (YouTube)

    • performed by Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, with Ryan McCullough, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Catherine Bringerud, piano (YouTube)

  • Nos. 3 and 4: "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed" and "I Know My Mind"

    • performed by Leandra Dahm, soprano and David Eliakis, piano (YouTube

    • performed by Tara Dougherty, soprano, and Pierre-Nicolas Colombat, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Catherine Bringerud, piano. (YouTube)

  •  No. 4: "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed"

    • performed by Kyrie Laybourn, Soprano and Zerek Dodson, Piano(YouTube

    • performed by Cassandra Pinataro, soprano, and Chelsea Whitaker, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, and Ryan McCullough, pianist (YouTube)

    • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Catherine Bringerud, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Rose Hegele, soprano, and Julia Scott Carey, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Olivia Doig, soprano, and Janna Williamson, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Nicole Cabell, soprano, and Lara Downes, piano (YouTube)

  • World premiere performance of all six songs by Camille Ortiz, soprano,and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

  • "Women Have Loved Before As I Love Now"

    • performed by Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, with Ryan McCullough, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Rose Hegele, soprano, and Julia Scott Carey, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Stephanie Feigenbaum, mezzo-soprano, and John Cuk, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Li Wen Weng, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Max Potter, mezzo-soprano, and Timothy Accurso, piano (YouTube)

  • "Hyacinth"

    • performed by Kyrie Laybourn, Soprano and Zerek Dodson, Piano(YouTube

    • performed by Daniel Freeman, Bass/Baritone and David Bergstedt, Piano(YouTube

    • performed by Brooke Jones, soprano (YouTube

    • performed by Laura Marshall, soprano, with Elizabeth Manus, piano (YouTube

    • performed by Noelle McMurtry, voice, and Michael Sheppard, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano, with Ryan McCullough, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Tyler Sullivan (YouTube)

    • performed by Camille Ortiz, soprano, and David Riley, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Olivia Doig, soprano, and Janna Williamson, piano (YouTube)

    • performed by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Catherine Bringerud, piano (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds: Sleep Song. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing, 2022 [forthcoming].

  • Rehearsal video by the Southwestern University Chorale, conducted by Holly Dalrymple (YouTube

  • Performance by the Treble Ensemble of the Young New Yorkers' Chorus, dir. Alex Canovas (YouTube

  • Posthumous premiere by Melodia Women's Choir, Cynthia Powell, Director  (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds: African Dance (text by Langston Hughes, Danse africaine). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Company, [2022].

  • Nicole Joseph, soprano, David Kurtenbach Rivera, tenor, and Anton Nel, piano (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds: When the Dove Enters In (text by Langston Hughes). Margaret Bonds Signature Series. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Company, 2021.

  • Performance by Marques Jerrell Ruff, baritone, with Nate Salazar, piano (YouTube

  • Performance by Laura Mercado-Wright, soprano, Tim O’Brien, bass, and   Gregory  Fletcher, bass, with Anton Nel, piano (YouTube)

  • Videorecording by David Neff (YouTube)

  • Videorecording by Davóne Tines and Lara Downes in episode of Lara Downes, AMPLIFY (YouTube) (learn more)

  • Videorecording Damien Jeter and Kira Whiting (YouTube)

  • World-premiere videorecording as part of series #SongsofComfort by Justin Hopkins and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers. (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds:  The Montgomery Variations. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing Co., 2020.

  • performed by Sir Kellen Gray  and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

  • performed by the Great Woods Symphony Orchestra (YouTube)

  • Guillaume Pirard conducting the Cornell Symphony Orchestra (conductor cam) (YouTube)

  • World-premiere authhorized recording by the Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Scott Yoo (YouTube).

Margaret Bonds: Two Works for Piano Solo. Worcester, Mass.: Hildegard Publishing, 2021

  • Tangamerican:

    • Live performance by Althea Waites at PianoSpheres (YouTube)

    • performance by Althea Waites (YouTube

    • Performance by Clipper Erickson, piano (YouTube

    • performance by Laura Louise Thornton (YouTube

    • Music video by Lara Downes (YouTube)

    • Livestream by Lara Downes (YouTube)

    • World-premiere recording by Lara Downes (Spotify)

 

Margaret Bonds: Note on Commercial Theater (text by Langston Hughes). Worcester Mass.: Hildegard Publishing, 2021 [forthcoming]. ​World-premiere videorecording as part of series #SongsofComfort by Justin Hopkins and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers (YouTube)

​Margaret Bonds: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (text by Robert Frost). [edition forthcoming] 

  • Videorecording of Version B by Justin Hopkins, bass-baritone, and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers Richards, piano as part of series #Songsofcomfort (YouTube)

  • Performance of both versions by Dana Zenobi, soprano, and Jonathan Levin, piano. (YouTube)

Margaret Bonds: When the Dove Enters In, for voice and piano (text by Langston Hughes). Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania: Hildegard Publishing Company, [forthcoming]. Performed by Justin L. Hopkins, baritone, and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers, piano (preview).

Margaret Bonds: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (text by Robert Frost). Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania: Hildegard Publishing Company, [forthcoming]. Both versions. Performed by Dana Long Zenobi, soprano, and Jonathan Levin, piano.

 

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