Sunday, August 28, 2011

Richmond Chamber Players in William Grant Still's 'Miniatures for flute, oboe & piano' Aug. 28, 3 PM

[Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still; Denver Oldham, piano; Koch 3 7084 2H1 (1991)]

Classical music critic Eric Dobbs writes at

Aug. 28 – Still: “Miniatures” for flute, oboe and piano; Farr: “Kembang Suling, three musical snapshots of Asia;” Schulhoff: “Five Pieces for String Quartet;” Françaix: “L’Heure du Berger.”

"Richmond Chamber Players' Interlude concerts: Series finale; William Grant Still, Gareth Farr and others at 3 p.m. today at Bon Air Presbyterian, 9201 W. Huguenot Road. $16-$18. 272-7514, ext. 312."
William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,, including this entry on Still's Miniatures:

Miniatures, for flute, oboe & piano (1948). London: Oxford University Press, 1963. 19p. & parts. 1. I ride old paint (USA); 2. Adolorido (Mexico); 3. Jesus is rock in the weary land (USA); 4. Yaravi (Peru); 5. A frog went a-courtin' (USA). Dedication: Sir John and Lady Barbirolli. “This suite is based on folk songs of the Americas, and is a souvenir of the visit to America of Sir John and Lady Barbirolli, and of the many friends made by them during their stay.” Duration: 12:14. Library: Library of Congress (64-33197/M; holograph, 48-22855).

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