Sunday, March 27, 2011

Adolphus Hailstork's 'New Wade’n Water' Played By Greenwood, S.C. High School Band April 7, Directed by Byron Hilley

[Adolphus Hailstork]

The African American composer Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941) is an Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University and is profiled at His website is at His works appear on 27 CDs and are very frequently performed:

Greenwood Today
GHS Band to Perform with Lander University Wind Ensemble
Posted on Sun, Mar 27, 2011
“The final performance of the season by Lander University’s Wind Ensemble, set for Thursday, April 7, will feature an appearance by the Greenwood High School Band, led by 1982 Lander graduate Byron Hilley.

"The GHS band will perform 'New Wade’n Water,' by American composer Adolphus Hailstork, then join the Wind Ensemble in the final offering of the season, a selection from Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s 'The Pines of Rome.'”
New Wade ‘n Water
by Adolphus Hailstork
Released June 2003
New Wade ‘n Water is a contemporary adaptation of the traditional spiritual, Wade in the Water. Adolphus Hailstork incorporates blues scales, mixed meters and extended phrases in this piece.”

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