Sunday, July 26, 2015

Justin Holland, African American Classical Guitarist, Composer and Teacher, Was Born July 26, 1819; Many of His Works Are on YouTube & Douglas Back's CD

Justin Holland
(Provided by Douglas Back)

American Pioneers of the Classic Guitar: Douglas Back Plays Parlor Gems and Concert Works of William Foden (1860-1947)
Mento Music Press SMM 3023 (1994)

Scraps From The Operas Arranged For Two Guitars By Justin Holland 
© 2009 Donald Sauter

On Feb. 24, 2012 AfriClassical posted the final set of YouTube links as received from Donald Sauter: features classical guitarist, composer and teacher Justin Holland (1819-1887), who was born July 26, 1819. As a music teacher in Cleveland, he was considered the city's first African American professional.
Scraps From The Operas Arranged For Two Guitars By Justin Holland was copyrighted in 2009 by Donald Sauter. He has been sending us YouTube videos of the opera scraps in groups. Here is the final group:

“Hi Bill,

With a week to go in this Black History Month, I've wrapped up my project of getting all of Justin Holland's 'Scraps From The Operas For Two Guitars' on YouTube.
Here are handy links to all twenty, with the final five completed 'scraps' labeled 'NEW'.”
1. Faust Waltz: 2. Faust March: 3. Fra Diavolo: 4. Freischutz: 5. Fille du Regiment: 6. Lucia di Lammermoor: 7. Lucrezia Borgia: 8. Maritana: 9. Martha No. 1: 10. Martha No. 2: 11. (NEW) Masaniello: 12. Oberon: 13. Norma 1: 14. Norma 2: 15. Traviata: 16. Trovatore: 17. (NEW) Sonnambula: 18. (NEW) Vespers Siciliennes: 19. (NEW) La Favorita: 20. (NEW) Crown Diamonds: Donald Sauter

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