Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spectral Trio Records William Grant Still Miniatures

[Spectral Trio; Richard Sherman, flute; Jan Eberle, oboe; Kimberly Schmidt, piano; Blue Griffin 125 (2008)]

“Blue Griffin Recordings, Inc.

We are very proud to present our newest release: Spectral Trio. Flutist Richard Sherman, oboist Jan Eberle and pianist Kimberly Schmidt perform works by Madeleine Dring, William Grant Still and Jean Michel Damase. This CD is dedicated to the memory of Kimberly Schmidt (1950-2007) who tragically passed away a few months before the project was complete.”

William Grant Still (1895-1978), was an African American composer, arranger, conductor and oboist. He was born in Woodville, Mississippi but was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas from the age of three months. He is profiled at William Grant Still's compositions on
Spectral Trio are:

Incantation and Dance for Oboe and Piano (5:18)

Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, and Piano (1948)

1. I Ride an Old Paint (U.S.A.) (3:42)
Adolorido (Mexico) (1:52)
Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land (U.S.A.) (2:26)
Yaravi (Peru) (1:53)
A Frog Went A-Courtin’ (U.S.A.) (1:34)

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