“Snow on Snow is like a first snowfall – lovely, calming, and soulful.” (Diane Hovensian), on Anne Marie David’s newly released solo piano album of Christmas and Thanksgiving melodies.
On Turning Home, Anne Marie combines her songwriting, voice, and signature piano with a talented acoustic trio that includes Duke Levine (Aimee Mann), Kevin Barry (Paula Cole), and Mike Rivard (Shawn Colvin). With renowned producer Bill Elliott, who previously worked with such diverse artists as Bonnie Raitt, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Nicks, Michael Feinstein, and John Lithgow, this collection rings from the heart with tasteful performances and well-crafted songs.
On Anne Marie’s album Peace Be With You, she offers healing music through her captivating singing voice – melding lyrical reflections on peace and hope with her unmistakeable style of rich, inspirational piano playing.
In her solo piano CD, The First Morning, Anne Marie shares her profound love for family through a series of soulful improvisations. Along with 11 originals, she offers arrangements of “Morning Has Broken” and “I Danced in the Morning” (Simple Gifts). In her music you’ll hear compassion and empathy. These songs are born in stillness. In her liner notes she refers to one of her pieces as “one of those moments when the piano started a conversation with me, and so we spoke.”
Anne Marie David’s angelic voice and inspired piano playing were early apparent in her childhood parish in rural Minnesota. The third of ten children who accompanied their mother, the parish music leader, she showed her independence in her soaring adaptations of church piano standards – a trademark of her two solo piano albums: Here I Am, Lord, and Prayer of St. Francis.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Anne Marie is the composer of multiple piano scores for religious presses including Augsburg Fortress Publishers and Abingdon Press. Anne Marie’s broad ministry of liturgical music includes directing and teaching, as well as serving on the faculty of the Boston College School of Theology’s Summer Institute.