William Levi Dawson (1899-1990)
is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive
Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com
[ABOVE: The Spirituals of William L. Dawson; The St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, conductor; Marvis Martin, soprano; St. Olaf Records 2159 (1997) BELOW: William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony; American Symphony Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski. Conductor (Cover of original LP: American Decca DL 10077)]
John Malveaux of
Nov. 14th is 80th Anniversary of William Levi Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony
A YouTube posting has made Dawson's only symphony available in its entirety online. The Negro Folk Symphony (35:44) was posted on YouTube May 23, 2012:
William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony (1934)
I. The Bond of Africa
II. Hope in the Night
III. O Let Me Shine!
The American Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conductor.