Nelson releases the CD “Ma Guiterre je te chante – 16th century guitar solos and chansons.”
East Carolina University School of Music professor and early-music musician Jocelyn Nelson and New York-based soprano Amy Bartram have released the CD “Ma Guiterre je te chante – 16th century guitar solos and chansons.” “Ma Guiterre je te chante” includes selections from the French renaissance guitar repertoire performed on the four-course renaissance guitar, and features intricate guitar solos and rarely-heard 16th-century arrangements of French love songs for soprano and guitar based on dances from the period. Many of the voice and guitar arrangements are by the French composer and music printer Adrian Le Roy, and were considered the pop songs of their day. This is the first recording dedicated to the French renaissance solo guitar repertoire to include songs for solo voice and guitar performed in the original arrangements. Nelson teaches music history, lute and guitar literature, Baroque guitar and music appreciation at East Carolina University’s School of Music. “Ma Guiterre je te chante” is available for purchase at cdbaby, www.cdbaby.com/cd/nelsonbartram. The site also features CD excerpts.