Works By William Grant Still - Videmus

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1 I. Suite For Violin And Piano 04:38 $1.49 Buy
2 Ii. Suite For Violin And Piano 06:59 $1.49 Buy
3 Iii. Suite For Violin And Piano 02:15 $1.49 Buy
4 Songs Of Separation: Idolatry 02:03 $1.49 Buy
5 Songs Of Separation: Poeme 01:18 $1.49 Buy
6 Songs Of Separation: Parted 00:50 $1.49 Buy
7 Songs Of Separation: If You Should Go 01:23 $1.49 Buy
8 Songs Of Separation: A Black Pierrot 02:34 $1.49 Buy
9 Incantation And Dance 05:04 $1.49 Buy
10 Here'S One 03:36 $1.49 Buy
11 Summerland 04:26 $1.49 Buy
12 Citadel 02:40 $1.49 Buy
13 Song For The Lonely 03:51 $1.49 Buy
14 Out Of The Silence 04:57 $1.49 Buy
15 I. Ennango 05:41 $1.49 Buy
16 Ii. Ennanga 05:21 $1.49 Buy
17 Iii. Ennanga 04:42 $1.49 Buy
18 Lift Every Voice And Sing 03:05 $1.49 Buy

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William Grant Still has often been termed the patriarchal figure in Black music and was the first African-American composer to secure extensive publication and significant performances. His works represent the culmination of of musical aspirations of the Harlem Renaissance, in that they elevated "folkloric" materials. This collection includes several of his most important chamber compositions, among them Songs of Separation and Lift Every Voice and Sing. The latter was composed as a patriotic song for a Lincoln commemoration in 1899. It was quickly accepted as an anthem by African-Americans and has been arranged by many composers; this beautiful setting by Still, however, is not widely known.

"This seminal recording is a must for the library of anyone serious in the study of American music. William Grant Still, often lauded as the 'Dean of African American Composers,' is among the most distinguished composers in the United States, regardless of his race. This anthology of his work explores his contribution to small scale genres, namely chamber music and song. Having been deeply enamored of the human voice, his music is imbued with lyricism for every instrument." - Dr. Darryl Taylor