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William Grant Still:

Black Composers of Classical Music

William Grant Still was a 20th century African-American composer. But hundreds of years before he lived, there were other black composers. And there are black composers of classical music alive today.

Music heard in this episode:

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
Chevalier De St. Georges: Violin Concerto
Jose (Joseph) White: Violin Concerto
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha
Fela Sowande: African Suite
Adolphus Hailstork: Done Made my Vow
James Kimo Williams: Fanfare for Life
James P. Johnson: Charleston
Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Learn more about William Grant Still

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This Week's Quiz

Which of the following composers was NOT an Afro-American?

 Chevalier de Saint-Georges

 Joseph White

 Fela Sowande

 Aaron Copland

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most famous for a piece inspired by the poem

 Hiawatha

 Trees

 Ode to a Grecian Urn

 Arcadia

What famous dance tune was written by James P. Johnson?

 Minute Waltz

 Charleston

 Maple Leaf Rag

 Dance of the Reed Pipes

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

William Grant Still:

Black Composers of Classical Music

William Grant Still was a 20th century African-American composer. But hundreds of years before he lived, there were other black composers. And there are black composers of classical music alive today.

Music heard in this episode:

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
Chevalier De St. Georges: Violin Concerto
Jose (Joseph) White: Violin Concerto
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha
Fela Sowande: African Suite
Adolphus Hailstork: Done Made my Vow
James Kimo Williams: Fanfare for Life
James P. Johnson: Charleston
Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Learn more about William Grant Still

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Which of the following composers was NOT an Afro-American?

 Chevalier de Saint-Georges

 Joseph White

 Fela Sowande

 Aaron Copland

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most famous for a piece inspired by the poem

 Hiawatha

 Trees

 Ode to a Grecian Urn

 Arcadia

What famous dance tune was written by James P. Johnson?

 Minute Waltz

 Charleston

 Maple Leaf Rag

 Dance of the Reed Pipes

 

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