William Grant Still: Afro American Symphony; Kaintuck'; Dismal Swamp; Olly Wilson: Expansions 3 ()

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composed by Olly Wilson, William Grant Still

William Grant Still's name is usually paired with the sobriquet "dean of African American composers." His Afro-American Symphony was composed in 1931, a year in which classical music by African Americans was close to its high-water mark. The work was said by the composer to be rooted in the blues idiom, but various influences percolate through the score, nicely integrated. There are hints of Gershwin's Summertime and I Got Rhythm in the subsidiary themes, and, given the timing, it is interesting to speculate as to who might ...

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William Grant Still: Afro American Symphony; Kaintuck'; Dismal Swamp; Olly Wilson: Expansions 3
2000, Centaur Records

UPC: 044747233123

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William Grant Still: Afro American Symphony; Kaintuck'; Dismal Swamp; Olly Wilson: Expansions 3
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