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William Grant Still

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William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his ...

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William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his first symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television. He is often referred to as "the Dean" of African-American composers.

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Salangadou, from Little Folk Suite No.1
Salangadou, from Little Folk Suite No.1
Salangadou, from Little Folk Suite No.1
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Oregon String Quartet
Afro-American Symphony (feat. BBC Concert Orchestra)
Afro-American Symphony (feat. BBC Concert Orchestra)
Afro-American Symphony (feat. BBC Concert Orchestra)
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Symphony No.1 (1st movement)
Symphony No.1 (1st movement)
Symphony No.1 (1st movement)
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Karl Kruger, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & William Grant Still
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Dance from 'A Deserted Plantation'
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Dance from 'A Deserted Plantation'
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Dance from 'A Deserted Plantation'
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Mark Boozer & William Grant Still
Symphony No. 2 in G minor (Song of a New Race): 4th mvt (feat. Fort Smith Symphony & John Jeter)
Symphony No. 2 in G minor (Song of a New Race): 4th mvt (feat. Fort Smith Symphony & John Jeter)
Symphony No. 2 in G minor (Song of a New Race): 4th mvt (feat. Fort Smith Symphony & John Jeter)
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