Saturday, July 23, 2011

YouTube: 'Lecolion Washington, Bassoon - works by William Grant Still and Ulysses Kay,' Albany Troy 1038

[Legacy: Works For Bassoon By African-American Composers; Lecolion Washington, bassoon; Albany Troy1038 (2008)]

1) William Grant Still: Bayou Home (4:19)
2) Ulysses Kay: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (5:31)

Mark Ensley, piano

from Albany TROY1038 (2008)

“A beautifully performed concert program of music by African-American composers.
Lecolion Washington, Jr., a faculty member at the University of Memphis, has put together an intriguing mix of works for bassoon by African-American composers. Ranging from William Grant Still, who was born in 1895 to Daniel Bernard Roumain, born in 1970, the collection offers a concise history of African-Americans composers who have concentrated on classical music. Altogether a beautifully performed concert program of music for bassoon.” [William Grant Still (1895-1978) and Ulysses S. Kay (1917-1995) are profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List for each of them by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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