African American Composer Willilam Grant Still

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African American Composer Willilam Grant Still
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AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPOSER WILLIAM GRANT STILL / John Patton and Mario Cassetta. - Examination of the life and work of Black composer William Grant Still, tracing influences from Gershwin and his impact upon the Harlem Renassance. CONTENT: r.1. John Patton remembers Still| how Still broke the color barrier in orchestral music composition| influence of The Blues| Music| Still's musical training| Profile of the First and Second movements of Still's Afro-American Symphony| Carl Van Vetchen and the Harlem Renaissance| Still's opera Troubled Island (60 min.) -- r.2. Opera HIghway One U.S.A.| Still's folk music| Around the Glory Manger| The Lonely| Inaga| Lift Every Voice and Sing (60 min.). - RECORDED: KPFK, 198-?

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