Friday, May 11, 2018

John Malveaux: Composer William Grant Still was born May 11, 1895

William Grant Still & Judith Anne Still

John Malveaux of writes:

Best Born day, May 11th.  William Grant Still (123 years). See pic with daughter Judith.


William Grant Still  (1895-1978) was an African American composer, arranger, conductor and oboist who was known as the Dean of African American Composers.  He was born in Woodville, Mississippi on May 11, 1895.  Still's best known work is his Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American). His life and works are described in detail at

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