Thursday, February 21, 2008

Purchasing Classical Music by Black Composers

[African Heritage Symphonic Series Vol. I; Cover: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor; Fela Sowande; William Grant Still; Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, conductor; Cedille 90000 055 (2000)]

One of the most frequent questions asked by visitors to is “Where can I buy CDs of the composers featured at your website?”. Stores which specialize in classical music often have some CDs of Black Composers, but the most comprehensive selection is found online at such websites as and Cedille Records, Chicago's nonprofit classical music label, has recorded an African Heritage Symphonic Series, as well as individual CDs of music by such composers as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges and José Silvestre White. In honor of Black History Month, is offering 25% off all CDs of music of Black Composers during the month of February. Another major source is Search engines can quickly find many more online retailers.

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