Choral Music by African American Composers: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography

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Scarecrow Press, 1996 - Music - 226 pages
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Lists and describes approximately 1,600 published and unpublished choral works by more than 100 African-American composers and arrangers, 600 more works than the first edition. Many of these works, representing all styles from simple four-part settings to avant-garde pieces, have not been performed before because of the difficulty in locating them. White's bibliography provides a useful tool for busy conductors wishing to perform music by African-American composers, and serves as an incentive to choral conductors to program little-known composers as well as unknown works by established musicians. Arrangement is by composer. Entries list number of pages; voicing and solo requirements; vocal ranges; degree of difficulty; a cappella or type of accompaniment; publishers; and catalog number. Also included are a title index; a listing of selected collections of Negro spirituals; biographical sketches of African-American composers and arrangers; and three appendixes: selected source readings, selected discography, and addresses of publishers and composers.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPOSERS AND ARRANGERS
9
KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS
11
ANNOTATED LIST OF COMPOSITIONS
13
TITLE INDEX
121
SELECTED COLLECTIONS OF NEGRO SPIRITUALS
151
SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
177
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES
198
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
199
APPENDIXES
213
II Articles
216
III Dissertations and Theses
220
ADDRESSES OF MUSIC PUBLISHERS AND COMPOSERS OF UNPUBLISHED WORKS
222
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
227
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Evelyn Davidson White was professor of music at Howard University, where she served as associate director of the widely-acclaimed Howard University Choir, and directed the Howard University Chapel Choir.

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