Saturday, December 31, 2011 Tribute to Black Composers Includes Still's 'Symphony No. 3' & Dett's 'Cinnamon Grove'

[Kwanzaa Observance]

Marvin Rosen of aired his annual Kwanzaa Tribute to Black Classical Composers today, Dec. 31, 2011 on WPRB Radio in Princeton, New Jersey. Recent releases included William Grant Still's Symphony No. 3 (The Sunday Symphony) recorded by the Fort Smith Symphony on Naxos and R. Nathaniel Dett's Cinnamon Grove suite for piano by Phoenix Park-Kim, piano and Merwin Siu, violin on the album Deep River from MSR Classics:

Bonds, Margaret
Troubled Water
Helen Walker-Hill, Piano
Leonarda - LE 339

Khumalo, Mzilikazi
Five African folk songs
National Symphony Orchestra of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Richard Cock, conductor
Marco Polo – 8.223832

Anon 18th Century Peru
The Congo
La Chimera
Naive – E8931

Williams, Julius P.
Myths of History
Louise Toppin, Soprano, Dvorak Symphony Orchestra, Julius P. Williams, conductor
Albany Records – TROY1314

Price, Florence
Three Negro Dances
Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony, Dr. Patricia J. Hoy, conductor
Northern Arizona University Wind Symphony - NAUWS 003

Thompson, Shirley J.
New Nation Rising (A 21st Century Symphony)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Westminster Voices, Newham Academy Choir, Westminster Voices, Mark De-Liser, Maria Awa, Nicholas Sherwood, Vocalists, Shirley J. Thompson, Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - RPO SP 001

Dett, R. Nathaniel
Cinnamon Grove - Suite for Piano
Phoenix Park-Kim, Piano
MSR Classics - MS 1372 – (M*06)

Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor
Sinfonietta No. 1 for Strings
Chicago Sinfonietta, Paul Freeman, conductor
Cedille -CDR 90000 087

Jegede, Tunde
Members of the London Sinfonietta
Triciom Records -TriCD 1001

Roumain, Daniel Bernard (DBR)
Lecolion Loops
Lecolion Washington, Bassoon, Carina Nyberg Washington, Clarinet, Mark Ensley, Piano
Albany Records - TROY 1038

Perry, Julia
By the Sea
Sebronette Barnes, Soprano, Elise Auerbach, Piano
Senrab Records – SRR7988

Still, William Grant
Symphony No. 3 "The Sunday Symphony"
Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter, Conductor
Naxos – 8.559676

Coleman, Valerie
Suite: Portraits of Josephine
Imani Winds
Koch International Classics – KIC-CD-7696

Still, William Grant
Song for the Lonely
Lecolion Washinton, Bassoon, Mark Ensley, Piano
Albany Records - TROY 1038

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