Mr. Jimerson has also explored much of the great sacred literature for baritone soloist in frequent appearances with regional church, university and civic choirs. Throughout his singing career, art songs have held a special place in Mr. Jimerson's heart. Song literature is where the world's greatest poets meet great composers; the result is a profound expression of the human condition. That is what draws him to this medium.
In September of 1971, as a graduate student at the University of Arizona, Mr. Jimerson met Richard Faith. In that season he premiered the role of the King in Faith's new opera Sleeping Beauty. A life-long collaboration and friendship began. Shortly thereafter, Richard composed a sacred song, By the Waters of Babylon, for David. The inspiration for the song came from a hike in the desert. The text is from the book of Isaiah, and that song grew into a four section cantata for choir and baritone soloist.
When the idea for a recording of David's singing was conceived, it only seemed natural that David and Richard should collaborate. The two men joined forced in December of 2000 and recorded the songs heard on this CD.
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1. It Is A Beauteous Evening
2. The Blackbird
3. Laura Sleeping
5. The City In The Sea
6. The Sun Has Set
7. The Keen Stars Were Twinkling
8. To Celia
10. Sea Fever
11. To Cloris
12. Music I Heard With You
13. Remember Me
14. Spring, The Sweet Spring
15. To Helen
16. It Was A Lover And His Lass
17. Music, When Soft Voiced Die
18. Desire In Spring