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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

More shows about William Grant Still

About William Grant Still
Black Composers of Classical Music
Paul Laurence Dunbar's Poetry

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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

More shows about William Grant Still

About William Grant Still
Black Composers of Classical Music
Paul Laurence Dunbar's Poetry

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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