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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 86–87.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The American Composer For many years, people engaged in all branches of artistic endeavor have been hoping for some governmental recognition of their efforts. At last it has come in the form of the WPA, with its many fine projects, its splendid...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 164–168.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Composer Needs Determination and Faith Biographical The composer's chief need is for something that no one but himself can give him. Naturally, he must have talent something to say and a burning urge to say it. Beyond that, he needs...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 257–260.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 What a Composer Is Today, there seems to be varying ideas as to just what a composer is. Some people think that anyone who writes a song is a composer; others think that anyone who arranges a Spiritual is a composer. My own view is that a real...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 171.
Published: 01 March 1990
... Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Index of Authors, Composers, and Sources Allen, Richard , 5 Chambers, S. R., 45 Dett, Robert Nathaniel, 36 Fernandis, Sarah Collins, 7, IO, 15, 41 , 46, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79,80,83,99 Hamilton, F. M., I, 2, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 25 , 26, 27...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 215–231.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 A Composer's Viewpoint I would like to preface my remarks by stating what will soon be an obvious fact to all of you, namely that I am a composer, and not an orator. You may well decide that composers such as I ought to devote themselves...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 261–264.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Modem Composers Have Lost Their Audience: Why? Early in 1956, a visiting European composer declared in a Los Ange­ les interview that "The composer today is in a situation that has never before occurred in musical history. We have completely...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 198–202.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Composers Creed At a recent concert of contemporary music, my wife handed me a note which read as follows: "This is certainly excellent music to think of something else by." My first reaction was to the humorous side of the message...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 232.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 An Afro-American Composer's Viewpoint Melody, in my opinion, is the most important musical element. After melody comes harmony; then form, rhythm, and dynamics. I prefer music that suggests a program to either pure or program music in the strict...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 88–90.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Are Negro Composers Handicapped? When the editor of The Baton asked me the question that appears as the title of this article, I wondered idly whether he expected me to reply with a fervent denunciation of existing conditions, or to sob out...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 233–244.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of many young composers lately, I've been astonished to see how much of it follows a pattern. Now, I don't disagree totally with that pattern. I simply don't see how it's possible for so many to fall into it and still retain their identities as individuals. There are people who seem to have decided...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... disgruntled to find that Beethoven had not reincarnated in the body of a single American composer, as far as they knew. Later, on up into the pres­ ent, the sneer has come from of all things! certain American composers who, solely to boost their own products, sneer at the music of those of their colleagues...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 194–197.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Our American Musical Resources Several years ago, a young friend of mine came here from Europe to study musical composition at one of our universities. He had been inspired to compose by hearing the music of the masters over the radio...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 173–176.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Structure ofMusic Many people, attracted by the current frantic rush to discover new horizons in music, seem to think that musical form is a thing of the past. They believe that in order to compose one need only find a few bizarre harmonies...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 1–77.
Published: 01 September 1992
... people of color to ancillary positions in American society. Because of his achievements and longevity as a recognized composer of serious music and because he paved the way for a younger genera­ tion of black composers, he became known as the dean of AfroAmerican composers. Still was born in Woodville...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 268–269.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Select Bibliography of Writings about Still Arvey, Verna. 'Afro-American Music Memo." Music fournal 27 (November 1969); 36, 68-69. . In One Lifetime. Fayetteville: Univ. of Arkansas Press, 1984. . Studies of Contemporary American Composers...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 157–177.
Published: 01 March 1994
...John Covach Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 The Quest ol the Absolute: Schoenberg, Hauer, and the Twelve-Tone Idea John Covach I In 1923 the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) announced to his closest students that he had discovered a "method of composing...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
... was but the reflection of music in Europe. Many of the works by American composers were even named in a foreign language, which shows how extensive was the disregard for things of native origin. If there was, in fact, any real American music as distinguished from music in America, it had as a foundation the songs...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 265–267.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Bibliography of Still's Published Articles "An Afro-American Composer's Viewpoint." In William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music, edited by Robert Bartlett Haas (Los Angeles: Black Sparrow, 1975), 112. "Are Negro Composers...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 1992
... impresario and where the works of some of our serious composers are being performed regu­ larly in symphony concerts throughout the world. Those things are on the credit side of the ledger. There is a debit side too: the things temporarily lost, or not yet gained. Though we have fine Negro instrumentalists...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 September 1992
... importations, and we certainly limited ourselves as far as American music is concerned, to a small group of composers whose music sounds more like a European imitation than an American creation even though it often appears with American titles. My feeling is that now is the time to reassert ourselves as Ameri­...