Friday, March 30, 2012

Dominique-René de Lerma Invites Suggestions for Black Music History Text

[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet (35:39); Harold Wright, clarinet; Virginia Eskin, piano; Michael Ludwig, violin; Hawthorne String Quartet; Koch 3 7056 2H1 (1992)]

Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma writes:
Dear Bill,

For several years, I have wanted to modify the Black music history text I have used for classes at Morgan State, Peabody, Florida State, Columbia College, and Lawrence University so that it might serve the needs and interests specifically of undergraduates and others. 

I now think I can put other projects to temporary rest and give all of my attention to that project. Because I intend to work fast, such concerns will be immediately welcomed. Consideration will certainly be given to other matters (jazz, blues, gospel, etc.) but the basic thrust will be on (international) concert composers and performers. Recordings to be cited will be limited to those with which I have personal knowledge. 

As I draft plans and become more mindful of the readership and space limitations, I would like to have the thoughts and suggestions from all interested persons, not just faculty and students, but especially those following and contributing to your postings.

Dominique-René de Lerma

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