Saturday, January 12, 2008

Black History Month Resource: Sheet Music & Recordings at William Grant Still Music

[Afro-American Symphony; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kruger, conductor; Bridge 9086 (1999)]

(Note: The original was not indexed by Technorati, so the post is being published again.)

William Grant Still Music is a unique resource maintained by Judith Anne Still, daughter of William Grant Still. She has contributed greatly to preserving the legacy of “The Dean of African American Composers”, as well as a number of other composers of African descent, with a wealth of recordings and sheet music. The website is:

Located in Flagstaff, Arizona, William Grant Still Music can be reached by:

Telephone: (928) 526-9355

Fax: (928) 526-0321

A companion website is It is about the first grand opera by an African American, William Grant Still's Troubled Island

Many of the recordings and sheet music titles offered at William Grant Still Music are difficult or impossible to find elsewhere. They make it possible to convey a fuller understanding of this very talented composer.

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