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STILL, W.S.: Symphonies Nos. 2, "Song of a New Race" and 3, "The Sunday Symphony" / Wood Notes (Fort Smith Symphony, Jeter)

Composer(s)Still, William Grant
Artist(s) Jeter, John, Conductor • Fort Smith Symphony
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559676
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

  Booklet / liner notes available
 


The life and career of the African-American composer William Grant Still qualifies as the quintessential American ‘success story.’ Often referred to as the ‘dean of African-American composers,’ Still rose from humble beginnings to work as an arranger while studying composition with Chadwick and Varèse. Still embraced the blues, spirituals, jazz, and other ethnic American musics within classical forms. Wood Notes musically depicts Still’s love of nature. Symphony No. 2, the last of a trilogy of works depicting the African-American experience, presents the vision of an integrated American society, while Symphony No. 3 describes a spiritual ‘day in the life’ of a devout worshipper. This disc completes the

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STILL, W.S.: Symphonies Nos. 2, "Song of a New Race" and 3, "The Sunday Symphony" / Wood Notes (Fort Smith Symphony, Jeter) 1:01:38   
  Wood Notes              
      I. Singing River: Moderately slow 6:46    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Autumn Night: Lightly 2:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Moon Dusk: Slowly and expressively 4:27    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Whippoorwill's Shoes: Humorously 2:30    0.99   Add to cart  
  Symphony No. 2 in G minor, "Song of a New Race"              
      I. Slowly 8:56    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Slowly and deeply expressive 7:19    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Moderately fast 3:37    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Moderately slow 7:13    1.59   Add to cart  
  Symphony No. 3, "The Sunday Symphony"              
      I. The Awakening: Moderately fast 3:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Prayer: Very Slowly 6:34    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Relaxation: Gaily 2:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Day's End and a New Beginning: Resolutely 5:09    1.59   Add to cart  
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