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William Grant Still

A Study in Contradictions (Music of the African Diaspora, 2)

by Catherine Parsons Smith

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

  • 20th century music,
  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Black studies,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Cultural studies,
  • History & Criticism - By Composer,
  • Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Still, William Grant,,
  • Music,
  • USA,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Individual Composer & Musician,
  • People of Color,
  • Music / General,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • 1895-,
  • 1895-1978,
  • Criticism and interpretation

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7710556M
    ISBN 100520215435
    ISBN 109780520215436

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William Still William Grant Still book 7, — July 14, ) 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 William Grant Still book the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery directly aided fugitive slaves and also kept Known for: Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, The.

Oct 13,  · William Grant Still (American Composers) [Catherine Parsons Smith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this compact introduction William Grant Still book the life and work of eminent African American composer William Grant Still ()Cited by: 8.

William Grant Still book William Grant Still () was surely the William Grant Still book important early African-American composer of serious music.

Born in the South, educated in Arkansas and in Ohio at Wilberforce and Oberlin (where a scholarship was arranged specifically for him), Still had a long and productive career in all aspects of American classical music.

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. William Grant Still (May 11, – December 3, ) was an American composer of nearly works, including five symphonies and nine operas. Often referred to as the "Dean of William Grant Still book 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: May 11,Woodville, Mississippi, US.

William Grant Still, American composer and conductor and the first African American to conduct a professional symphony orchestra in the United States. Though a prolific composer of operas, ballets, symphonies, and other works, he was best known for his Afro-American Symphony.

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, William Grant Still book memorabilia. William Grant Still: A PIANO DUO COLLECTION Piano Music This collection includes Still's QUIT DAT FOOL'NISH, SUMMERLAND, the SCHERZO (from THE AFRO-AMERICAN SYMPHONY), and KAINTUCK, with an introduction by Meisha Adderley.

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WILLIAM STILL:—Dear Sir—Please do me the favor as to write to my uncle a few lines in regard to the bundle that is for John H. Hill, who lives in Hamilton, C.W. Sir, if this should reach you, be assured that it comes from the same poor individual that you have heard of before; the person who was so unlucky, and deceived also.

If you write. 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.

William Grant Still () has been called the dean of African William Grant Still book composers. Throughout his distinguished career he composed in many styles, frequently utilizing William Grant Still book motifs.

William Grant Still was born in Woodville, Mississippi. In his early years he took violin lessons and was exposed to a wide variety of music, ranging from spirituals. "With humble thanks to God, the Source of Inspiration." Such is the inscription to be found on the scores of William Grant Still book 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, died. Get directions, reviews and information for William Grant Still Music in Flagstaff, AZ. William Grant Still Music W Riordan Rd Flagstaff AZ Reviews () Website. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations.

Order Online Tickets Tickets See Availability Location: W Riordan Rd, Flagstaff,AZ. Aug 30,  · The William Grant Still Arts Center is a community arts facility of City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) offering exhibits, music and art education & a place for the neighborhood to come together.

Established Feb 13,  · William Grant Still’s ancestors were plantation slaves, working the fields of Mississippi, far from the concert stages of New York and Los Angeles, where he would rise as the preeminent African Author: Jeffrey Fleishman.

Mar 01,  · About the Book. During the s and s William Grant Still () was known as the "Dean of Afro-American Composers." He worked as an arranger for early radio, on Broadway, and in Hollywood; major symphony orchestras performed his concert works; and an opera, written in collaboration with Langston Hughes, was produced by the New York City Opera.

William Grant Still's career was comprised of many "firsts". He was the first African-American composer to have a symphony performed by a professional orchestra in the U.S., the Symphony no. 1 "Afro-American" (). It was premiered by Howard Hanson and the Rochester Philharmonic. The piece's New York premiere was given by the New York.

A personal reminiscence of William Grant Still / by Judith Anne Still --Biographical sketches of William Grant Still / by Carolyn L. Quin --Works and performances --Writings by William Grant Still and Verna Arvey --General bibliography --Discography --Appendix A: Alphabetical list of works --Appendix B: Preliminary list of arrangements and.

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.

The William Grant Still Papers,contain chiefly photocopies of music, writings, correspondence, diaries, pictures, printed material, clippings, and recordings, which primarily document his work as a composer.

The collection relates to the historical and. Aug 04,  · "Summerland" by William Grant Still Guest Conductor: Lien Boon Hua (Singapore) Performed by the Singapore Wind Symphony on 20 December at SOTA Concert Hall for Diversity. Dec 14,  · William Grant Still () composed the 'Afro-American Symphony' in The stirring and inspiring finale is presented here, from the first performance issued on.

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. Jan 08,  · William Grant Still is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with William Grant Still and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to. Dec 22,  · WILLIAM GRANT STILL "With humble thanks to God, the Source of Inspiration." 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.

Mar 22,  · The African-American composer 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 goal.

“I Dream a World: The Operas of William Grant Still,” by Beverly Soll, is the first book on Still’s. "With humble thanks to God, the Source of Inspiration." 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.

William Still. Still's book, The Underground Railroad (), is one of the most important historical records we have. Although Still recognized the many contributions of white abolitionists, he portrayed the fugitives as courageous individuals who struggled for their own freedom.

Still proudly exhibited his book at the. William Grant Still () was an African American composer, jazz arranger, oboist and conductor. His "Afro-American Symphony" is one of the best known symphonies by a Black composer, and established him as a major composer.

Stil's classical works included five symphonies, four ballets and nine operas. Among the many recordings of the "Afro-American Symphony" is Chandos. William Grant Still’s legacy is remarkable both for the barriers he broke and the inventive works he wrote that blended European art music with African-rooted popular and folk music.

Born in Mississippi in and raised in Arkansas, Still was a gifted musician who took formal violin lessons and taught himself to play clarinet, saxophone. William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony was the first symphony by an African American composer to be performed by a major American orchestra.

Authors in the book of essays called The New Negro encouraged fellow black artists to look to _____ for inspiration. africa.

Apr 18,  · Aaron fell in love with Grant Still's music, and dedicated his life to bringing the work of composers like him to a wider audience through his organization, Sphinx.

Today, the thread continues as Dick talks with William Grant Still's granddaughter, Celeste Headlee. "It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage." ~ William Still William Still was just a boy when he helped the first one escape.

Immediately download the William Grant Still summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching William Grant Still.

Aug 12,  · From the Delta is available from William Grant Still Music, which now publishes all of his music. For more on the composer himself, see Wikipedia, his William Grant Still Music bio, the Wind Repertory Project, and the Encyclopedia of’s granddaughter is the journalist and soprano Celeste Headlee, who continues to speak about Still and his legacy and perform his music.

*William Still was born on this date in He was a Black abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and activist. The date of William Still's birth is used by the Registry and by most sources, though he gave the date of November in the Census.

William Grant Still () was born in Mississippi and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He dedicated most of his career to portraying African-American folk music in a more dignified way by combining the Blues and Negro Spirituals with European traditional genres (symphony, concerto, opera, ballet, and chamber music).

The William Grant Still Collection has special regulations concerning photocopying. Photocopying of music is not permitted. To obtain performing editions of works by William Grant Still, contact William Grant Still Music at W. Riordan Rd., Ste.BoxFlagstaff, Arizona, (phone: ; fax: ).

Arias, Duets and Scenes From the Operas of WILLIAM GRANT STILL, the "Dean of Afro-American Composers," In Three Volumes. A comprehensive introduction to the operatic works of America's greatest Afro-American composer.

Pdf full resources of the extensive collection known as The William Grant Still and Verna Arvey Papers at the University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, give this book the distinction of being the first one about Still that utilizes diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and family .Learn about William Grant Still: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and May 11, William Grant Still (born May 11, in Woodville, Ebook - December 3, ) was a classical composer, as an African-American he pioneered in various fields of classical music.