William Grant Still Exhibition
The Little Song that wanted to be a Symphony
These are comments of children,
probably the most important critics, who heard Still's The Little
Song That Wanted to be a Symphony.
The Little Song that Wanted to be a Symphony was one of the
many collaborations between William Grant Still and Verna Arvey.
While the Stills spent much of their time and energy writing opera,
they also wrote for younger audiences. However, their work does not
suffer in craftsmanship because of their projected audience. This
work has appeal for listeners of all ages.
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Materials from Special Collections Library, Duke University
A project of The Digital Scriptorium,
Special Collections Library, Duke University. September 1995