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William Grant Still:

The Afro-American Symphony

William Grant Still wanted to put the sound of the blues into a symphony. His Afro-American Symphony is centered on a bluesy theme. Still took that theme and did something entirely different with it in each of the Symphony's four movements.

Music heard in this episode:

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony

Learn more about William Grant Still

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This Week's Quiz

In music, the word BLUES means

 changing certain pitches in a scale

 writing on blue paper

 sad music

Each movement in the Afro-American Symphony is based on the same theme.

 true

 false

The third movement of the Afro-American Symphony uses what unusual orchestral instrument?

 guitar

 banjo

 ukelele

 sitar

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

William Grant Still:

The Afro-American Symphony

William Grant Still wanted to put the sound of the blues into a symphony. His Afro-American Symphony is centered on a bluesy theme. Still took that theme and did something entirely different with it in each of the Symphony's four movements.

Music heard in this episode:

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony

Learn more about William Grant Still

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

In music, the word BLUES means

 changing certain pitches in a scale

 writing on blue paper

 sad music

Each movement in the Afro-American Symphony is based on the same theme.

 true

 false

The third movement of the Afro-American Symphony uses what unusual orchestral instrument?

 guitar

 banjo

 ukelele

 sitar

 

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