Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Black History Month Resource: H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932), African American Composer

H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932) is an African American Composer whose recent works have included Blake, an opera about slavery, as well as songs and instrumental works. Read an AfriClassical post.

Adams is also the subject of a page at our companion website,, where six audio samples of his music are found. Darryl Taylor, tenor; and Robin Guy, piano, perform songs from Albany Records Troy 428 (2000); Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams: For you there is no song, Amazing Grace, Sence You Went Away, Creole Girl and Homesick Blues.

The composer's own website provides a wealth of detail on his long career:

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