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Music by African-American Women

Music by 14 African-American women composers. Helen Walker-Hill, piano; Gregory Walker, violin. Leonarda CD #LE339. Duration 72:27

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Music by African-American Women


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Irene Britton Smith (1907-1999)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (15:07) (1947)
1. Allegro cantabile (6:58)
2. Andante (4:12)
3. Vivace (3:49)


1. mp3

3. mp3 

 

violin, piano
Dorothy Rudd Moore (b.1940)
Three Pieces for Violin and Piano (5:55) (1967)
4. Vignette (2:01)
5. Episode (2:24)
6. Caprice (1:24)





6. mp3




violin, piano
Julia Perry (1924-1979)
7. Prelude for Piano (2:00) (1946, rev. 1962)


7. mp3

piano
Betty Jackson King (1928-1994)
8. Spring Intermezzo (2:27) (1955)
(from Four Seasonal Sketches)


8. mp3

piano
Margaret Bonds (1913-1972)
9. Troubled Water (4:52) (pub. 1967)


9. mp3

piano
Lettie Beckon Alston (b.1953)
Pulsations (7:30)
10. Gracefully
11. Fast and Rhythmical
12. Slow with much expression





12. mp3




violin
Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)
13. Before I'd Be a Slave (3:36) (1953)


13. mp3

piano
Rachel Eubanks (20th-21st C.)
14. Moderato (I) (:51)
15. Larghetto (V)(2:36)
(from Five Interludes (1984)



15. mp3


piano
Valerie Capers (b.1935)
16. Cool-Trane (:34)
17. Billie's Song (1:23)
(from Portraits in Jazz) (1976)



17. mp3


piano
Lena Johnson McLin (b.1929)
18. A Summer Day (3:56) (ca. 1970)


18. mp3

piano
Regina Harris Baiocchi (b.1956)
19. Etude No. 2 (2:48) (1978)


19. mp3

piano
Dolores White (20th-21st C.)
Blues Dialogues (7:09) (1988)
20. Blues feeling
21. Expressive
22. Fast and funky





22. mp3




violin
Nora Douglas Holt (1885-1974)
23. Negro Dance, Op. 25 No. 1(1:43) (ca. 1918)


23. mp3



piano
Florence Price (1887-1953)
24. Fantasie Negré (8:56) (1929)


24.mp3


piano

 


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Production: Recording, Mastering and Graphic Design by Marnie Hall. Recorded in Marshall Auditorium at Haverford College, December, 1993 and March, 1994. DDD. Cover Art: Painting, "Sengalese Woman," by Malkia Roberts, © Malkia Roberts, 1972. Support: This recording was supported in part by public funds from The National Endowment for the Arts and The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional funding was provided by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The University of Colorado at Denver

Rights: Copyright © Leonarda Productions, Inc., 1995. All rights reserved. Music Publishers: Britton Smith, Eubanks: Vivace Press (800) 543-5429). Rudd Moore: American Composers Alliance (212) 362-8900. Perry, King, Bonds, Price, U. Smith Moore, McLin, Baiocchi: Hildegard Publishing, distributed by Theodore Presser. Bonds: Sam Fox Music Publishing. Capers: Oxford University Press. Jackson King: www.bettyjacksonking


 

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