New Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composers

ISBN-10: 0809325233
ISBN-13: 9780809325238
Edition: 2004
List price: $34.00
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Description: A diverse repertoire of art songs forpiano and voice nbsp; The art song—a delicate and inspiring blend of mushy;sic and poetry—has been performed by singers and pianists and appreciated by audiences around the world for more than two hundred years.  More...

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List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

A diverse repertoire of art songs forpiano and voice nbsp; The art song—a delicate and inspiring blend of mushy;sic and poetry—has been performed by singers and pianists and appreciated by audiences around the world for more than two hundred years. While collecshy;tions of art songs abound, this welcome volume and its accompanying compact discs make readily availshy;able the contributions of contemporary African American composers to the popular genre. Including thirty-nine pieces for voice and piano created since 1968 by eighteen artists,ANew Anthology of Art Songs by African American Composersnavigates a varied musical terrain from classical European tradishy;tions to jazz and spirituals. With nearly half of the featured songs composed by women and with others by lesser-known and emerging composers, this imshy;portant collection offers a diverse, representative sampling of African American art songs and works to secure the places of these songs and artists in the canon of contemporary American music. nbsp; Selected by Jeanine Wagner and Margaret R. Simmons, prolific and celebrated performers who have presented recitals throughout the world featurshy;ing the art songs of African American composers, this dazzling new repertoire of twentieth-century music is cogently framed by a thorough introduction and subshy;stantial biographies of each composer. The compact discs feature piano tracks of all thirty-nine composishy;tions. nbsp; The featured composers are H. Leslie Adams, Mable Bailey, Charles S. Brown, Wallace McClain Cheatham, Adolphus Hailstork, Jacqueline B. Hairston, William H. Henderson, Jeraldine Saunders Herbison, Betty Jackson King, William Foster McDaniel, Undine Smith Moore, Byron Motley, Barshy;bara Sherrill, Robert Owens, Nadine Shanti, Frederick Tillis, Dolores White, and Julius P. Williams.

Ian Budge is a research profesor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. He has made major contributions both to cumulative research on democracy and to organizational developments in the discipline.�His earliest research on Glasgow and Belfast focused on causes of democratic breakdown.�After a period of studying elections, voting behavior, and party competition, he turned to public policy and how it might become responsive to popular preferences& mdash;a central democratic dilemma.�His research covers both direct and representative democracy.Sir Ivor Crewe is the master of University College, Oxford. He is a former vice-chancellor of the University of Essex and president of Universities UK. His work concerns British politics, especially elections, parties, and public opinion. He directed the British Election Study from 1973 to 1981 and has edited the British Journal of Political Science.Dennis J. Farlie is a mathematical statistician who has served a director of the ESRC Social Science Data Archive at the University of Essex and chairman of its Department of Mathematics. He has collaborated with Ian Budge on several applications of Bayesian statistics to political science data, covering voting, election predictions, and political careers.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Amazing girl
Creole girl
Love come and gone
My man
Seven days
Birthday song
Seasons
Black sheep, black sheep
Leisure cruise
Pied beauty
Three/quarters time
Difficulties
The awakening
Good night
Create in me
On consciousness streams
Thou alone canst inspire
The season of remembrance
Valentine's day
How should I your true love know
I'll not forget
We met by chance
Theology
Compensation
Grammercy Park
Union Square
Lyric for truelove
Daedalus, fly away home
Mae's rent party
Club woman
Heart
Girl
Havana dreams
Clear water
Singing for the sake of my soul
Velvet shoes
Nails
That black reef
A song
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