Plan for a Biography of Still

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:
Plan for a Biography of Still

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This chapter takes a look at a letter Forsythe wrote to Still, where the former requested some information for a proposed biography. The information Still sent to Forsythe can be found in the “Personal Notes” chapter. This chapter shows that Forsythe's letter included a proposed outline of the book. Forsythe planned to discuss Still in the first two sections, while the third and fourth sections were for an analysis of Negro Folk materials and pure African folk materials, and a discussion of the music itself.

Keywords: proposed biography; proposed outline; Negro Folk materials; pure African folk materials

Chapter.  1542 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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