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William Grant Still (American Composers)

by Catherine Parsons Smith

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • Social Science / African-American Studies,
  • Ethnic Issues

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9605435M
    ISBN 100252033221
    ISBN 109780252033223
    OCLC/WorldCa177019283

      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. An accessible introduction to the dean of African American composers. 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 .

    Otherwise, this is a complete, first edition copy of a hard-to-find book. ; Ex-Library; B&W Drawings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 61+ pages; Volume One of two. This important collection was arranged for solo voices by famed African-American composer, William Grant Still. 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.

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William Grant Still (American Composers) by Catherine Parsons Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 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, 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. The 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 papers to provide information on his works and performances.

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. 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.5/5(1).

Biography. Known as the "Dean of African-American Composers," William Grant Still was born in Woodville, Mississippi and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where his mother was a high school English teacher.

He began to study the violin at age 14 and taught himself to play a number of other instruments, excelling at the cello and oboe. InStill entered Wilberforce University in Ohio where. Early life. Celeste Headlee was born Decemin Whittier, California, the daughter of Judith Anne Still, a writer, and Larry Headlee, a marine father is of European descent.

Her maternal grandparents were composer William Grant Still and pianist Verna maternal grandfather was African-American and her maternal grandmother was of Russian Jewish descent. The 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 papers to provide information on his works and by: 3.

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Except John Brown, it is a question, whether his rival could. William Grant Still by Michael J. Dabrishus,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. William Grant Still Download eBook Presents the life and professional career of "The Dean of Afro-American Composers" in the context of his compositions, performances, and reviews.

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.

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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 will be the standard work on William Grant Still for at least twenty years.

Smith provides a brilliant narrative of Still's active career, his cooperation with Carl Van Vechten, and his prestige as an American by:   The 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 papers to provide information on his works and performances.5/5(1).

William Grant Still: African-American Composer (Modern Music Masters) Library Binding – May 1, by Catherine Reef (Author) › Visit Amazon's Catherine Reef Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. 5/5(1). My Life, My Words: The Autobiography of William Grant Still, American Master Composer Hardcover – January 1, by Judith Anne Still, William Grant; Still (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Judith Anne Still, William Grant; Still.

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William Grant Still was born in rural Mississippi on to parents who made a modest living teaching. Today Still is the most famous African American composer. Still’s father, though he died when Still three months old was, was one of his biggest influence.

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