Bibliography

WILLIAM GRANT STILL

Bibliography

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________. In One Lifetime. Fayetteville, Ark.: University of Arkansas Press, 1984.

Bennett, Elsie. "William Grant Still and Accordion Music." The Black Perspective in Music III, special issue n.2 (May, 1975): 193-95.

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Discography

Africa. On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1.

Afro-American Symphony (1930). Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, cond. (1992). Chandos CHAN 9154.

________. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, K. Krueger, cond. ("Our Musical Past, Vol. 5"). Library of Congress OMP 106.

Bells. On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1.

Blues from "Lenox Avenue." On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1.

"Citadel" (1956). Videmus (R. Honeysuckle, et al.; rec. 1989). New World

80399-2.

Danzas de Panama (Nos. 1 & 3) for String Quartet (1953). Kaufman String Quartet (1972). Music & Arts CD 638.

Danzas de Panama: Suite for Strings (1948). Berlin Symphony Orchestra, I. Jackson, cond. Koch International Classics KIC 7154.

Ennanga for String Quartet, Harp & Piano (1956). Videmus (red. 1989). New World 80399-2.

________. Kaufman String Quartet (1972). Music & Arts CD 638.

Festive Overture (1945). Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lipkin, cond. CRI C 259.

Five Preludes. On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1.

Folk Suites (4) for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Piano & Strings (1962). New Zealand String Quartet. A. Still (flute), S. DeWitt Smith (piano), and M. Steer (double bass). Koch International Classics CD 7192.

"Here's One" (1941). Videmus (R. Honeysuckle, et al.; rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

La guiablesse (ballet; 1927). Berlin Symphony Orchestra, I. Jackson, cond. Koch International Classics KIC 7154.

Incantation and Dance (1942). Videmus (rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing." Videmus (R. Honeysuckle, et al.; rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, & Piano. On Oboist Peter Christ. with G. Shanley and S. Davis (rec. 1972). Crystal C 321.

________. G. Shanley, P. Christ, and S. Davis. Crystal CD 321.

Out of the Silence (1940). Videmus (rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

Pastorela for Violin & Piano (1946). S. DeWitt Smith (piano), and M. Steer (double bass). Koch International Classics KIC 7192.

Preludes for Flute, Piano and Strings (1962). New Zealand String Quartet. A. Still (flute), S. DeWitt Smith (piano), and M. Steer (double bass). Koch International Classics CD 7192.

Quit Dat Fool'nish. A. Still (flute) and S. DeWitt Smith (piano). Koch International Classics KIC 7154.

________. New Zealand String Quartet. A. Still (flute), S. DeWitt Smith (piano), and M. Steer (double bass). Koch International Classics KIC 7192.

Sahdji (ballet; 1930): Seven Traceries. M. Gaylord. Music & Arts CD 737-1.

Sahdji (ballet; 1930): Three Visions. On Piano Music by African American Composers. Natalie Hinderas (piano; rec. 1970). CRI 2 629.

Seven Traceries. On Special Black History. Selma Epstein (piano; rec. 1990). Chromattica.

________. On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1.

________. M. Gaylord. Music & Arts CD 737-1.

"Song for the Lonely" (1953). Videmus (R. Honeysuckle, et al.; rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

Songs of Separation (1949). Videmus (R. Honeysuckle, et al.; rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

Suite for Violin & Piano (1943). S. DeWitt Smith (piano), and M. Steer (double bass). Koch International Classics KIC 7192.

________. Videmus members (L. Chang & V. Taylor; rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

Summerland (1936). A. Still (flute) and S. DeWitt Smith (piano). Koch International Classics KIC 7154.

________. New Zealand String Quartet. A. Still (flute), S. DeWitt Smith (piano), and M. Steer (double bass). Koch International Classics KIC 7192.

________. Videmus (rec. 1989). New World 80399-2.

Summerland from "3 Visions." On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics

3-7084-2 H1.

Swanee River. On Africa: Piano Music of WIlliam Grant Still. Denver Oldham (piano; rec. 1991). Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1.

Symphony No. 2 in G minor, "Song of a New Race" (1937). Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi, cond. (rec. 1992; "American Series, Vol. 5"). Chandos CHAN 9226.

Three Visions for Piano (1936). On Piano Music by African American Composers. Natalie Hinderas (piano; rec. 1970). CRI 2 629.

________. On Black Diamonds: Althea Waites plays music by Afro-American Composers.. (rec. 1990). Cambria CD 1097.