“Dean of Afro-american Composers” or “harlem Renaissance Man”

Catherine Parsons Smith

in William Grant Still

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780520215429
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520921573 | DOI:
“Dean of Afro-american Composers” or “harlem Renaissance Man”

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This chapter describes the relationship between Still's work and the Harlem Renaissance. It studies three style periods of Still's concert music, namely “Ultra-Modern”, “racial”, and “universal.” This chapter uses the connection between the Harlem Renaissance and modernism to explain Still's position in American music.

Keywords: Harlem Renaissance; style periods; concert music; Ultra-Modern; racial; universal; modernism; American music

Chapter.  11214 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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