Chapter

Personal Notes

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520215429.003.0010
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This chapter presents a narrative that was written by Still in response to Forsythe's 1933 letter requesting materials for the proposed biography. The first part is a detailed account of Still's early life, including his childhood, education, and first attempts to enter the music world. The chapter also includes Still's comments on several of his compositions, including the Afro-American Symphony and Sahdji.

Keywords: early life; compositions; comments; proposed biography; Afro-American Symphony; Sahdji

Chapter.  7341 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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