Sunday, December 20, 2009

'Out of the Margins' with Darryl Taylor Feb. 15, California State Long Beach

AfriClassical has learned from John Malveaux of a program at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 15, 2010 at California State University, Long Beach:

Out of the Margins
Darryl Taylor, countertenor
Lukas Swidzinski, piano
Darryl Taylor, countertenor sings a program of masterful selections by underappreciated African American composers. This lively program simultaneously emphasizes the legitimacy of African American song while embracing the countertenor voice, underscoring the relevance and vitality of the fach.

The Bereaved Maid: George Walker
Death of Bessie Smith: Mark Fax
A Death Song: Howard Swanson
Joy: Swanson

Bronte Lieder (Emily Bronte): Robert Owen
The Old Stoic
Tell Me, Tell Me
Sleep brings no joy to me

Creole Girl: H. Leslie Adams
Sence you went away
For you there is no song
Amazing Grace

Mary Wore Three Links of Chain: arr. George Walker
This may be my las’ time: arr. Robert Morris
Guide My Feet: arr. Jacqueline Hairston
(H. Leslie Adams and George Walker are profiled at

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