Friday, November 2, 2012

William Grant Still, "Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land" (2:34) on YouTube

Published on Oct 30, 2012 by
"Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land" was performed by Josephine Gandolfi, Victoria Ehrlich, Carol A. Somersille, and Susan Brown on Sunday, January 29, 2012 during the concert "A Musical Sojourn: Two Hundred Years of Music by African American Women and Men " which took place at the Eastside College Preparatory School, Performing Arts Center in East Palo Alto, California, USA.

The concert included music by:
Margaret Bonds, Valerie Capers, Betty Jackson King, Joshua McGhee, Zenobia Powell Perry, Florence B. Price & William Grant Still

Music performed by
Soprano: Yolanda Rhodes
Vocalist/Pianist: LaDoris Cordell, Deanne Tucker
Clarinetist: Carol A. Somersille
Pianist: Josephine Gandolfi (Picasso Ensemble), Valerie Capers
Violinist: Susan C. Brown (Picasso Ensemble)
Cellist: Victoria Ehrlich (Picasso Ensemble)
Bassist: John H. Robinson III
Choir: The Eastside Preparatory School Choir (David Chaidez (Director), Jansen Verplank (Keyboard))

[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, Recordings, sheet music and books of William Grant Still are available at, which is operated by the composer's daughter Judith Anne Still]

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