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An Appreciation for Now
A Discussion of the Fourth Symphony Including
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Afro-American Symphony American Composers American Music American Negro Angeles Arkansas arrangement audience Autochthonous ballet bass Blues theme California chordal chords chorus clarinet color composer's composition concert contemporary dance dissonance Edgar Varese Eugene Goossens feeling Figure flute Fourth Movement full orchestra Gershwin Howard Hanson idiom inspiration jazz Jean Jacques Dessalines KEY TEMPO COMMENTS later Lenox Avenue Leopold Stokowski libretto Little Rock living Louis Kaufman major melody ment Negro composer Negro music Negro musicians Negro Spiritual oboe opera Outline of Form PAGES SECTION Paul Laurence Dunbar performed piano played poem principal theme published racial recorded reduced orchestra rhythm rhythmic Scherzo scored for full Second Movement second subject solo voice Song stage set string quartet style subordinate theme suite Symphony Orchestra text by Verna texture Thematic Material Third Movement Troubled Island Verna Arvey violin vocal soloists voice and piano W. C. Handy wanted WGS Music William Grant William Grant Still's woodwinds write