Saturday, February 22, 2014

Judith Anne Still on Documentary 'The Negro Soldier': "the producer...replaced William Grant Still's pieces with others."

On February 21, 2014 AfriClassical posted: 

John Malveaux: William Grant Still was an Orchestrator of a War Dept. Documentary 'The Negro Soldier,' Released 70 Years ago, in 1944

Judith Anne Still, the daughter of William Grant Still, operates  She writes:

Actually, my father was supposed to orchestrate the film, but the producer said his music was "too good" to represent the Negro "as he really was," so they replaced William Grant Still's pieces with others. 

Judith Anne Still

Comment by email:

Thank you for backstory/true history. The Internet Movie Database lists William Grant Still as uncredited orchestrator
Thanks, John Malveaux

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