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Title:
William Grant Still : a voice high-sounding
Author:
Still, Judith Anne.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Flagstaff, Ariz. : Master-Player Library, 2003.

©1990
Physical Description:
vii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781877873140

9781877873157
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A series of 16 daring and controversial essays by the daughter of the greatest Afro-American composer-conductor, William Grant Still, confronting issues of race, politics in music, and the consequences of social bias.


Author Notes

Judith Anne Still: After graduating from the University of Southern California, Judith Anne Still received her M.A. degree and secondary teaching credentials from California State University at Fullerton. She is the director of William Grant Still Music and the mother of four now-grown children


Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
I. Essays about the Composer
Carrie Still Shepperson: The Hollows of Her Footstepsp. 3
In My Father's Housep. 13
My Life as a Composer's Daughterp. 25
From Composer to Composition: The Visionary Pathp. 65
"In the Beginning...:" The Genesis of Ennangap. 75
William Grant Still: A Voice High-Soundingp. 83
The "Little Life" of William Grant Stillp. 97
The Last Shall be First: The Crucifixion of the World's Famous Composersp. 105
William Grant Still: Solving the Mystic Puzzlep. 119
Turning Pagesp. 155
The Gleaming of a Random Lightp. 159
II. Essays about the Composer's Color and Culture
Prejudice: An Acquired Deficiencyp. 163
Why Black Isn't Beautifulp. 191
An Educational Approach to Negro Individualismp. 221
For the Man Who Failsp. 233
Restoring Paths to Dwell Inp. 255
Indexp. 293