[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma,http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com]
John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:
The West Coast premiere of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 2 in G Minor (Song of a New Race) was performed by the San Diego Symphony under the baton of William Grant Still on August 1, 1939. 2014 is the 75 Anniversary. The San Diego Sun reported "The Still Symphony abounds in appealing melody, interesting harmonic and rhythmic effects. No observer could fail to be interested in the novelty and bright colorings of its orchestration".