William Grant Still reader

essays on American Music
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Duke University Press , Durham, N.C
Still, William Grant, -- 1895-, Afro-Americans -- Music -- History and criticism., Music -- United States -- History and criti
Statementedited by Jon Michael Spencer.
SeriesBlack sacred music : a journal of theomusicology -- Vol.6, no.2, Black sacred music -- Vol.6, no.2.
ContributionsSpencer, Jon Michael.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 277p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17560232M

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William Grant Still: A Voice High-Sounding is a collection of sixteen insightful and controversial essays by Judith Anne Still, the daughter of composer-conductor, William Grant Still, revealing hitherto unknown facts about his private life and philosophy.

Essays also confront issues of race, politics in music, mysticism, and the consequences of social bias.

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This volume presents the collected writings of American composer William Grant Still. In the critical works, as in his music, Still offers a perspective on American music and society informed by a diversity of experience and associations that few bothers have enjoyed.

Born in Mississippi in and raised in Arkansas, William Grant Still decided as a young man that he would follow his heart in choosing his career. His mother objected, believing that a black person could not succeed in the all-white world of serious music.5/5(1). Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Still, William Grant, William Grant Still reader.

This book brings William Grant Still out of the archives and examines his place in America's musical heritage. It also provides a William Grant Still reader book window into our recent cultural past.

Until now Still's profound musical creativity and cultural awareness have been obscured by the controversies that dogged much of his personal and professional life/5(2). This book brings William Grant Still out of the archives and examines his place in America's musical heritage.

It also provides a revealing window into our recent cultural now Still's profound musical creativity and cultural awareness have been obscured by the controversies that dogged much of his personal and professional life.5/5(1).

Although William Grant Still did not write a large quantity of works for solo voice and piano, the quality is very high.

Still set many of the great poets of the Harlem Renaissance including Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. William Grant Still. Written By: William Grant Still, (bornWoodville, Mississippi, U.S.—died December 3,Los Angeles, California), American composer and conductor and the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States.

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William William Grant Still reader book Still, Jr. ( – December 3, ) was an American composer of nearly works, including five symphonies and nine operas. Often referred to as the "Dean of Afro-American Composers", Still was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City is known primarily for his first symphony, Afro-American Symphony, which was until Born:Woodville, Mississippi, US.

William Grant Still (–) dreamed of a world in which his eight operas―for him the ultimate form of musical expression―would be heard in the major opera houses in the United States, devoting most of his career toward the pursuit of this by: 4. William Grant Still Music and The Master-Player Library.

The original source for the music of William Grant Still: sheet music, CDs and other recordings, books, archival materials, and memorabilia. William Grant Still was inducted into the AMERICAN CLASSICAL MUSIC HALL OF FAME in BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES.

Long known as the "Dean of African-American Classical Composers," as well as one of America's foremost composers, William Grant Still has had the distinction of becoming a legend in his own lifetime.

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The William Grant Still Reader. Special issue. Black Sacred Music: A Journal of Theomusicology 6, no. 2 (Fall ) Still-Arvey Papers. William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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s a composer, William Grant Still _____. Multiple Choice was best known as a composer of hit songs wrote film scores, concert works, operas, and band arrangements was best known for his ragtime pieces restricted his works to symphonies and orchestral compositions.

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The true story of Troubled Island is finally told BOOK REVIEW Just Tell the Story: Troubled Island Judith Anne Still and Lisa M. Headlee, Editors Noni Olabisi, Cover Mural The Master-Player Library Flagstaff, Arizona pages, Hardback $ Inthe. In this compact introduction to the life and work of eminent African American composer William Grant Still (), Catherine Parsons Smith tracks the composer's interrelated careers in popular and concert music.

Still merged both musical traditions in his work, studying composition with George W. Chadwick at the New England Conservatory, collaborating with Langston Hughes on Troubled. William Grant Still, –, American composer, b. Woodville, Miss. Still was of Native American, African-American, and European ancestry.

He studied music at Oberlin, with Chadwick at the New England Conservatory, and with Edgar Varèse. Much of his music reflects his African heritage. William Still (October 7, –J ) was a prominent abolitionist who coined the term Underground Railroad and, as one of the chief "conductors" in Pennsylvania helped thousands of people get free and settled away from slavery.

Throughout his life, Still fought not only to abolish slavery, but also to provide African-Americans in northern enclaves with civil : Femi Lewis. United States, Still, William Grant,Still, William Grant, -- Juvenile literature, Still, William Grant, -- Juvenile literature, African American composers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Composers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, African Americans -- Biography, Composers, African American Pages: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD * * * * * SETH CONCKLIN.

In the long list of names who have suffered and died in the cause of freedom, not one, perhaps, could be found whose efforts to redeem a poor family of slaves were more Christlike than Seth Concklin's, whose noble and daring spirit has been so long completely shrouded in mystery.

Except John Brown, it is a question, whether his rival could. Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, and Piano by William Grant Still (Composer) ISBN William Still (October 7, — J ) was an African-American abolitionist based in Philadelphia, was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist.

Before the American Civil War, Still was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery directly aided fugitive slaves and also kept Known for: Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, The.

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William Grant Still is commonly referred to as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers” and his music seen as an expression of African-American spirit. Still’s musical success reached its peak during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, which has led him to be associated with that.

WILLIAM GRANT STILL was a black American composer who died in at the age of 83 after a career that began with arrangements for W.C. Handy and. STILL, W.G.: Symphony No.

1, "Afro-American" / In Memoriam / Africa (Fort Smith Symphony, Jeter). You can imagine how excited I was, then, to receive this book - Grant - to read for review. What more did I was born and raised in the southern part of the United States.

The name U.S. Grant was spoken with disdain, whether it was in a familial conversation, at a historical /5(K).Get this from a library! William Grant Still. [Catherine Parsons Smith] -- "In this compact introduction to the life and work of eminent African American composer William Grant Still (), Catherine Parsons Smith tracks the composer's interrelated careers in popular.Such is the inscription to be found on the scores of the works of William Grant Still, sometimes called "The Dean of African-American Composers" and one of America's most versatile musicians.

Still was but three months old when his father, the town bandmaster.