Sunday, May 31, 2009

Columbus State Concert Band Presents 'Music of William Grant Still' With Judith Anne Still, June 2

[Top: Afro-American Symphony; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kruger, conductor; Bridge 9086 (1999) Bottom: The American Scene; Manhattan Chamber Orchestra; Margaret Astrup, soprano; Richard Auldon Clark, conductor; Newport Classic NCCD 85596 (1995)]

This Week In The Arts
Classical Music
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Columbus State Concert Band will perform "The Music of William Grant Still" at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nestor Hall at Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St. Judith Anne Still, daughter of the 20th-century black composer, will speak. Admission is free. Call 614-287-3993.”
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The program will feature the music of African-American composer William Grant Still. The composer's daughter will be the featured guest and will discuss her father's life and music.  The band, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, will perform William Grant Still's music including the "Fanfare for the 99th Fighter Squadron" (Tuskegee Airmen), and excerpts from "The American Scene" and the Afro-American Symphony.”

Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma's entry on Fanfare for the 99th Fighter Squadron reads:
Fanfare for the 99th Fighter Squadron, for winds (1945). Mission Viejo CA: WGS Music. Duration: 1:00. Première: 1945/VII/22; Hollywood Bowl; Los Angeles Philharmonic: Leopold Stokowski, conductor.” Dr. De Lerma says of William Grant still: “His materials are held by his daughter, Judith Anne Still, manager of William Grant Still Music, which moved to Flagstaff, Arizona.” William Grant Still Music offers a wide range of sheet music and recordings of the composer at: [The complete Works List by Dr. De Lerma is found on the William Grant Still page at]

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