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Florence Beatrice Price  (1887-1953)

African American Composer, Arranger & Teacher

First African American Woman To Have A Symphony Performed By A Major Orchestra


 


Table of Contents

  1 Parents
  2 Birth
  3 Composer at 11
  4 Conservatory
  5 Professor
  6 Marriage
  7 Fantasie Nègre
  8 Divorce
  9 Wanamaker Prizes
 10 Symphony in E
 11 Concerto One Mvt.
 12 Sonata in E
 13 Graduate Studies
 14 Single Mother
 15 Symphony No. 3
 16 Performances
 17 John Barbirolli
 18 Death
 19 Women's Phil
 20 Organ Works
 21 Overview
 22 Works
 23 Bibliography
 

Florence Beatrice Smith Price

 

 

 

 



 

Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement and Symphony in E Minor
Recorded Music of the African Diaspora, Vol. 3
 
CBMR/Albany Records TROY1295 (2011)

Audio Samples:
1
Koch International Classics 3-7518-2 H1 (2001);
   Florence Price: The Oak, Mississippi River Suite,
   Symphony No. 3
; The Women's Philharmonic; Apo
   Hsu, Conductor  Symphony No. 3 in C Minor
2
Ars Harmonica AH037 (1998); Compositio; Monica
   Pons, piano  Cotton Dance
3
Clarion CLR907CD (2004);  Got the Saint Louis
    Blues: Classical Music in the Jazz Age
;
    VocalEssence Ensemble; Philip Brunelle, conductor 
     a Song for Snow  
    
b Moon Bridge
4
MSR Classics MS 1160 (2009); Woman's Work:
    Music For Solo Piano
; Charlotte Mueller, piano
    Silk Hat and Walking Cane

1 Parents
Dominique-René de Lerma is Professor of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.  He is a specialist in African heritage in classical music, and has kindly made his research entry on Florence B. Price available to this Website:                        

Née Florence Irene Gulliver, her mother had been a school teacher in Indianapolis before her marriage, and in Little Rock had a restaurant, sold real estate, and served as secretary of the International Loan and Trust Company. Her father, James H. Smith, was the city’s only Black dentist (his patients included the state’s governor) who had moved to Little Rock in 1876.

2 Birth 
Florence Beatrice Smith Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 9, 1887.  Prof. De Lerma says she was:

Born in Little Rock, where at the age of four she played in her first piano recital under her mother's guidance.

3 Composer at 11
Florence pursued her interest in music from a young age, learning piano from her mother.  The research entry moves on to her elementary school years:

In elementary school she was a student of Charlotte Andrews Stephens. Her first work was published when she was 11.

4 Conservatory
Prof. De Lerma relates that Florence Price studied music theory, piano performance and organ performance at the New England Conservatory of Music, and began to consider composition as well:

In 1903, having graduated from Capitol High School, she entered the New England Conservatory (B.M., 1906, organ and piano performance) studying with Frederick S. Converse and George Whitefield Chadwick (music theory), and Henry M. Dunham (organ), starting to think seriously about composition.

Price graduated as an organist and piano teacher. 

5 Professor
The research entry lists the colleges at which Florence Price was a professor of music after graduation: 

Returning to Arkansas, she taught for one year at the Cotton Plant-Arkadelphia
Academy, then from 1906 to 1910 at Shorter College, and from 1910 to 1912 at Clark University in Atlanta before returning to Little Rock, where she taught privately and became active in composition.

6 Marriage
In 1912 Florence B. Price married Thomas J. Price, an attorney in Little Rock.  Dominique-René de Lerma explains that changing racial conditions in their community contributed to the couple's decision to move to Chicago with their two daughters:

Little Rock had been a comfortable city for Black residents, but racial problems began to develop and she moved with her husband, attorney Thomas J. Price, and their two daughters to Chicago in 1927 or 1928.

7 Fantasie Nègre
Fantasie Nègre  (8:56) is a work which is found on the CD Leonarda 339 (1995).  It is performed by Helen Walker-Hill, piano, and Gregory Walker, violin.  Walker-Hill describes it:

Composed in 1929, it is her first ambitious work for piano, and combines Negro melodic and rhythmic idioms with classical European forms and techniques, presenting ternary and variation forms in florid fantasia-style.  The theme is the spiritual Sinner, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass.

8 Divorce
On March 8, 2013 the blog Women's Voices For Change posted: Composer Florence Price: To Be Young, Gifted, and Black in a Jim Crow Era.  It said the Depression left her husband Thomas unemployed:

The financial stresses bled her marriage, and Thomas became abusive.
                  ...
...Florence filed for divorce. In 1930s America, this was a bold move for a woman, white or black. To provide for her family, she would soon echo her mother’s role and offer music lessons in her home. Florence didn’t mourn Thomas much, or at least for too long. She soon married Pusey Dell Arnett.

9 Wanamaker Prizes
The composer turned to competitions to achieve recognition.
The blog Women's Voices For Change continues:

It was between the ending of the first marriage and the beginning of the new one that Florence fine-tuned her groundbreaking composition, Symphony in E Minor

Her efforts were finally rewarded in 1932 with four Wanamaker prizes.  One was for her Symphony in E Minor,  Rosalyn Story writes:

In the widely revered Wanamaker Competition in 1932, she won four prizes, including the top prize for a symphonic composition.  (It was a banner year for Black women composers: Bonds, Price's student, also competed and won a prize.) 

10 Symphony in E Minor
Rosalyn Story continues:

Frederick Stock, then conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, presented Price's Symphony in E Minor  for the Chicago World's Fair (Century of Progress Exposition) in 1933.  It was the first time a symphony written by a Black woman had been performed by a major symphony orchestra.

Critics raved unanimously.  The Center for Black Music Research and Albany Records jointly released a CD, TROY 1295 (2011), featuring Price's Symphony in E Minor and and her Concerto in One Movement for piano (1934).  Karen Walwyn is pianist and Leslie Dunner conducts the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble.

11 Concerto in One Movement
The liner notes for TROY1295 (2011) are by Horace J. Maxile, Jr., Associate Director of Research, Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago: 

Price's Concerto in One Movement for Piano was premiered in Chicago in 1934 with Price herself as pianist.  The premiere was followed by another performance in Chicago by the Woman's Symphony of Chicago, with Price's student Margaret Bonds as soloist.  There is no evidence of the piece being performed after the 1930s and, at present, there are no copies of the composer's manuscript of the orchestral score.  Therefore, to revive this deserving work, the Center for Black Music Research commissioned composer Trevor Weston to reconstruct the concerto's orchestration, which was premiered in Chicago on February 17, 2011, by the Center's New Black Music Repertory Ensemble, with Karen Walwyn as pianist.

12 Sonata in E Minor
Pianist Althea Waites has recorded works of Florence Price on  Black Diamonds: Althea Waites Plays Music by African American Composers, Cambria CD 1097 (1993).  The major composition is her  Sonata in E Minor (25:14).  It was written in 1932 and won a first-place Wanamaker prize in its category.  Rae Linda Brown says in the liner notes:

The Sonata is a large-scale, expansive work in the romantic tradition.

The Sonata in E Minor (27:11) can also be heard on a CD by the Jamaican-born pianist Maria Corley, Soulscapes: Piano Music by African American Women, Albany Troy 857 (2006).  The other Price title on the Althea Waites CD is  Dances in the Canebrakes  (13:40), a suite of dances based on African American spirituals.  Three of the dances can also be found on  Compositio,  Ars Harmonica AH037 (1998), a CD recorded in Spain by Monica Pons, piano.  They are  Cotton Dance  (2:04),  Tropical Noon  (3:16) and  Nimble Feet  (2:07).  Also included on the Cambria CD are  Cotton Dance  (2:32) and  The Old Boatman  (1:54).

13 Graduate Studies
The research entry gives the details of the graduate studies Florence Price undertook at two schools in Chicago, after she and her family settled there:         

Here she studied at the American Conservatory and the Chicago Musical College as a student in composition and orchestration with Carl Busch and Wesley LaViolette, graduating in 1934. She became active with the R. Nathaniel Dett Club and the National Association of Negro Musicians. Her works were not infrequently performed in the concert series held in the churches, by her own Treble Clef Glee Club, and the Florence B. Price A Capella Chorus, conducted by Grace W. Thompkins.

14 Single Mother
Prof. De Lerma explains that the end of her marriage forced Florence Price to move in with one of her students, Margaret Allison Bonds, and to support herself  as a music teacher, composer, orchestrator and organist:      

She met Estella Bonds (whose daughter, Margaret, was a prime student and long-time friend, with whom she lived after her marriage ended about 1935). Her social circle began to include Will Marion Cook, Abbie Mitchell, and Langston Hughes. As a single person, she earned a living from the sales of her didactic piano works and, with the pseudonym of Vee Jay, as composer of popular songs. She also played organ for the silent films and orchestrated for WGN radio.

15 Symphony No. 3
A second symphony has been lost.  Price's Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (29:28) was successfully premiered in 1940 by the Michigan WPA Symphony, conducted by Valter Poole, and has recently been recorded by The Women's Philharmonic under Apo Hsu, Conductor.  The CD is Koch 3 7518 2H1 (2001).  Rosalyn Story describes the work:

Composed in the late summer of 1940 when Price was 52 years old, the piece reflects the romantic mood and textures associated with other writers of the time, including the popular Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, and projects
the folk pathos of Black southern life.

16 Performances
Prof. De Lerma lists a number of ensembles which gave concerts of the works of Florence B. Price:

Performances were secured from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Women’s Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, the U. S. Marine Band, the Michigan W.P.A. Symphony, the Forum String Quartet, the Detroit W.P.A. Concert Band, the Chicago Club of Women Organists, the Illinois Federation of Music Clubs, and the Musicians Club of Women.

17 John Barbirolli
Prof. De Lerma reports that the commissions received by Florence B. Price included one from the British conductor now known as SirJohn Barbirolli, for a performance in the United Kingdom:     

Among her commissions was one from John Barbirolli, for a performance in Manchester UK.

18 Death
The research file gives this information on the death of Florence B. Price and on her surviving sheet music and documents:

She died of a stroke in Chicago, 3 June 1953.
                      ...
Her materials are held within the Special Collections of the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, presented in 1974 by daughter Florence Price Robinson, and at the Library of Congress. Included in the Arkansas collections is correspondence with and from John Alden Carpenter, Roland Hayes, Eugène Goossens, Harry Burleigh, and others.

19 Women's Philharmonic
Along with Price's  Symphony No. 3,  the Koch CD includes her works entitled  The Oak  (12:40) and  Mississippi River Suite  (27:50), subtitled The river and the songs of those dwelling upon its banks.  Rosalyn Story writes:

Founded in 1981, the 70-member Women's Philharmonic under Hsu offers a fresh and insightful reading of the  Third Symphony - romantic, large in its scope and richly textured.  The Oak  is abstract in character, while the Mississippi River Suite  is a homage to the spirituals and folksongs of the antebellum south.

20 Organ Works
Organ works by Price are available on  Chicago Renaissance Woman: Florence B. Price Organ Works,  Calcante CAL 014 (1997).  Organist Calvert Johnson performs on the organ at Christ Church, Episcopal, Savannah, Georgia.
 

21 Overview
Africana Encyclopedia assesses Price's output as follows:

Price composed over three hundred works, and her songs and arrangements were performed by some of the most admired voices of her day, including Marian Anderson.  Her symphonies and chamber works were famous for incorporating the melodies from Negro spirituals, and her work is considered an important part of the New Negro Arts Movement.

22 Works
Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma

AC: Selma Epstein, piano (1985).

CD: Oral Moses, bass-baritone; George Morrison Bailey, piano. Albany TROY (2001; Amen!; African-American composers of the 20th century).

CD: Sebronette Barnes, soprano; Elise Auerbach, piano. Senrad Records (2000; You can tell the world; Songs by African-American women).

CD: William Brown, tenor; Ann Sears, piano. Albany TROY (1999; Fi-yer!; A century of African-American song).

LP: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria Records C-1027 (1987, Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price).

LP: Marian Anderson, contralto. Pearl GEMM DC 9405 (My soul’s been anchored in the Lord).

A lovely winter day, for piano (1949) Unfinished.

A morning sunbeam, for piano.

A pleasant thought, for organ (1951). Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works). Duration: 2:52.

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

A photograph, for piano.

A sachem's pipe, for piano. New York: Carl Fischer, 1935. 5p. (Pieces we like to play; Sheet music edition, P2060; #27275) Library: Spingarn.

A sailor's song, for medium voice & piano. New York: Edward B. Marks, 1946 (Negro art songs, ed. by Edgar Rogie Clark).

----- Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1973. (Negro art songs, ed. by Edgar Rogie Clark).

A wee bit of Erin, for piano.

A smiling face, for voice & piano.

A song of living, for medium voice & piano.

A white rose, for medium voice & piano.

An April day, for medium voice & piano. New York: Handy Bros., 1949. Text: Joseph F. Cotter. Library: Library of Congress.

Abraham Lincoln, for SATB, organ & orchestra.

Adoration, for organ. Dayton: Lorenz Music, 1951. Duration: 3:25.

----- Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works).

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

After the first and sixth commandments, for SATB.

Allegretto, for organ. Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works).

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

Alleluia, for SATB.

American folksongs in counterpoint, for string quartet.

An Indian summer on the prairie, for women’s chorus.

Andantino, for organ. Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works).

Annie Laurie, for piano (four hands). Chicago: McKinlet, 1928.

Anticipation, for piano.

Arkansas jitter, for piano (1938/VIII/4).

Ardella, for medium voice & piano (1935).

At the cotton gin; a Southern sketch, for piano. New York: G. Schirmer, 1927. (#33200c). 5p. Library: Spingarn.

Arkansas jitter, for piano (1938).

At the cotton gin, for piano (1927). New York: G. Schirmer, 1928.

Autumn echoes, for piano.

Baby my own, for voice & piano (1928).

Banjo song, for SSA.

Bayou dance, for piano (1938).

Because, for medium voice & piano.

Beside the sea, for medium voice & piano.

Bewilderment, for medium voice & piano.

Birds in the forest, for piano. Chicagoi: McKinley.

Blue bell, for SSA.

Blue skies, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Bright eyes, for piano.

Brownies on the seashore, for piano.

Bruno, the bear, for voice & piano (1948). Library: University of Arkansas (Manuscript Collection 988).

----- for piano (1948).

By candlelight, for violin & piano. Chicago: McKinley Publishers, 1929.

Cabin song, for piano.

Chicago suite, for orchestra.

City called heaven, for voice & piano.

Climbing the mountain, for piano.

Clover blossom, for piano (1947). Chicago: McKinley, 1947.

Cobbler, for medium voice & piano.

Colonial dance symphony, for orchestra.

Communion service, for SATB.

Concert overture based on Sinner please don't let this harvest pass, for orchestra.

Concert overture on Negro spirituals, no. 1, for orchestra. Duration: 10:00. Instrumentation: 3222, 3221, timp, 4-5 perc, strings.

Concert overture on Negro spirituals, no. 2, for orchestra. Duration: 12:00. Instrumentation: 3222 (p, Eh, bcl), 4331, timp, perc, harp, strings.

Concerto, piano, D minor.

Concerto, piano, F minor (1932). Contents: one movement. Duration: 12:00. Instrumentation: 1121, 2220, timp, 2 perc, strings. Première: 1932; Florence Price, piano; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Frederick Stock, conductor (or possibly the Detroit Symphony Orchestra).

Concerto, violin, no. 1, D major (1952). Duration: 16:00. Instrumentation: 2222, 0200, timp, strings.

Concerto, violin, no. 2 (1952). Only fragment of 2nd violin part is extant.

Cotton dance, for piano (1931). New York: Oxford University Press, 1942 (Oxford piano course, book 5). Duration: 2:32. Won: Rodman Wanamaker honorable mention, 1931.

CD: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria CD-1097 (1993, Black diamonds). Liner notes: Rae Linda Brown.

Cresent moon, for voice & piano (1934).

Criss-cross, rock-a-bye, for piano (1947). Chicago: McKinley Music, 1947. Library: Library of Congress.

Dainty feet, for piano

Dainty lass, for organ.

Dance of the cotton blossoms, for piano (1938).

Dances in the canebreaks, for piano (1953) . New York: Mills Music, 1953; Los Angeles: Affiliated Musicians, 1953 (#AMI 3201). 1. Nimble feet; 2. Tropical moon; 3. Silk hat and walking cane. Duration: 9:14.

AC: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria C 1027 (1987, Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price).

AT: Hildred Roach, piano (1977).

CD: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria CD-1097 (1993, Black diamonds). Liner notes: Rae Linda Brown.

LP: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria (1987, Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price; 1987).

LP: Hildred Roach, piano. 1977.

----- 1. Nimble feet. Duration: 2:07.

CD: Monica Pons, piano. Ars Harmonica AH 037 (1998).

----- 2. Tropical moon. Duration: 3:16.

CD: Monica Pons, piano. Ars Harmonica AH 037 (1998).

----- 3. Silk hat and walking cane.

AC: Hidred Roach, piano (1977/V/01).

----- for orchestra. New York: Mills Music: Los Angeles: Affiliated Musicians, 1953. (#AMI 3201) Duration: 8:30. Instrumentation: 3132 bcl, 3321, timp, 2 perc, harp, strings..

CD: Northern Arizona Wind Symphony; Patricia Hoy, conductor. NAUWS-003 (1995).

Dark pool, for piano.

Dat’s my gal, for medium voice & piano (1935).

Dawn’s awakening, for medium voice & piano (1936).

Death’s gwineter lay his cold icy hands on me, for medium voice & piano.

Desire, for voice & piano.

Deep river, for high voice & piano.

AC: James Sterrett-Bryant, tenor. JaanSing Productions (1993).

Doll waltz, for piano.

Dream ships, for voice & piano (1935).

Dreamin' town, for medium voice & piano (1934). 4p. Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar. Duration: 2:00. Library: University of Arkansas (facsimile of holograph).

Dreamships, for medium voice & piano.

Easy goin’, for medium voice & piano.

5 Easy pieces for grade 2, for piano. Chicago: McKinley Music, 1928.

----- 1. Anticipation; a study in phrasing. 5p. (#2241). Library: Spingarn.

----- 2. Doll waltz; vals de la muneca; a study in rests. 3p. (#2242). Library: Spingarn.

----- 3. The engine; la maquine de vapor;a study in staccato and short phrases. (#2243). Library: Spingarn.

----- 4. The waltzing fairy; el duende valsante; a study in legato, staccato, and phrasing. 5p. (#2244).

----- 5. The waterfall; la cascada; a study in arpeggio forms. 3p. (#2245). Library: Spingarn.

Echoes, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Elfentanz, for violin & piano.

Ethiopia's shadow in America, for orchestra (1932). Won: Rodman Wanamaker honorable mention, 1932.

4 Encore songs, for voice & piano. 1. Come, come; 2. Tobacco; 3. A flee and a fly; 4. Song of the open road.

Evening, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Evening song, for organ. New York: Galaxy Music, 1951.

Every dream has a scheme, for voice & piano (1929).

Every time I feel the spirit, for high voice & piano

AC: James Sterrett-Bryant, tenor. JaanSing Productions (1993).

Fantasie nègre, piano (1929). Dedication: ”To my talented little friend, Margaret A. Bonds.” Based on Sinner, please don’t let this harvest pass.

----- Bryn Mawr: Hildegard Publishing Co., 1992 (Black women composers; a century of piano music, 1893-1990, ed. by Helen Walker-Hill). p25-35.

CD: Helen Walker-Hill, piano. Leonarda LE 339 (1995, Kaleidoscope; music by African-American women).

Fantasie nègre, piano, no. 2.

Fantasie nègre, piano, no. 3.

Fantasie nègre, piano, no. 4. Won: Rodman Wanamaker honorable mention, 1932.

2 Fantasies on folk tunes, for piano.

Fantasy in purple, for medium voice & piano. 3p. Text: Langston Hughes. Duration: 2:00. Library: University of Arkansas (facimile of holograph)

Feet o’ Jesus, for medium voice & piano.

Festal march, for organ. Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works). Duration: 3:16.

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

Foggy night, for medium voice & piano (1946).

Forever, for medium voice & piano. 3p. Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar. Duration: 2:00. Library: University of Arkansas (facsimile of holograph).

Go down, Moses, for medium voice & piano.

God gives me you, for medium voice & piano (1946).

---- for SATB.

Golden corn tassles, for piano. Library: CBMR.==

Goo-bye jinks, for medium voice & piano.

Heav'n bound soldier, for SSA & piano. New York: Handy Brothers, 1959. 3p. Duration: 1:00.

----- Melville: Belwin-Mills.

Here and there, for piano (1947). Chicago: McKinley Music, 1947. Library: Library of Congress.

Hiking, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Hitch up your belts, boys!, for voice & piano (1942).

Hoe cake, for 2 pianos.

Hold fast to dreams, for voice & piano. Text: Langston Hughes.

CD: Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano. Albany TROY 385 (1999, Ah! Love, but a day).

Hold out yo’ light, for SSA.

Hourglass, for organ. Original title: Sandman.

I am bound for de kingdom, and I'm workin' on my buildin',
for medium voice & piano (by 1939). New York: Handy Bros., 1949 (Two traditional Negro spirituals). 5p. Duration: 2:00. Library: Library of Congress.

----- I am bound for de kingdom.

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1961/VIII/31). RCA 09026-61960-2 (He’s got the whole world in his hands and 18 other spirituals).

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. Musical Heritage Society 514564K (1997).

LP: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1961/VIII/31). Victor LM/LSC-2592 (He’s got the whole world in his hands and 18 other spirituals).

I grew a rose, for medium voice & piano.

I remember, for voice & piano (1934).

If I didn’t love you, for voice & piano, by Vee Jey [pseud.] (1945).

I’m going to lay down my heavy load, for medium voice & piano.

In back o’ the clouds, for voice & piano (1930).

In quiet mood, for organ (1941). New York: Galaxy Music, 1951. (#G.M. 1822-4). 5p. Duration: 3:00. Original title: Impromptu.

----- Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works).

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

In the land o’ cotton, for piano (1926). Won Holstein award (1925).

It’s all on account of the sunshine, for voice & piano.

It's snowing, for medium voice & piano. Silver Burdett (New music horizons, book 2).

----- for chorus.

Joy in June, for piano.

Just a dream that never came true, for voice & piano (1929).

Just to be near you, for voice voice & piano (1948).

Lake mirror, for piano.

Let’s build a little love nest, for voice & piano (1930).

Levee dance, for piano (1937). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1937. Library: Spingarn.

Lincoln walks at midnight, for SATB & orchestra.

Listen, baby, for voice & piano (1928).

Little melody, for organ. Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works). Duration: 2:20.

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

3 Little Negro dances, for piano. Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1933. 1. Hoe cake; 2. Rabbit foot; 3. Ticklin' toes.

LP: WCAL LP 592.

----- 1. Hoe cake. (#26030). Library: Spingarn.

----- 2. Rabbit foot. (#26031) Library: Spingarn.

----- 3. Ticklin' toes. (#26032). Library: Spingarn.

----- for 2 pianos.

---- for band, arr. by Eric W. G. Leidzén. New York: Theodore Presser, 1939. 8p. (reduced score) (#26788-94).

78rpm: Morgan State College Concert Band; R. Hayes Strider, conductor. Vonna Records VR-1610 (ca. 1950).

Little pieces on black keys, for piano.

Litte pieces on white keys, for piano.

Little things, for voice & piano.

Looking for someone to love, for voice & piano (1934).

Lord, I can’t stay away, for voice & piano.

Love dreams, for voice & piano (1930).

Love in a mist, for medium voice & piano. 4p. Text: Mary Rolofson Gamble. Duration: 2:00. Library: University of Arkansas (facsimile of holograph).

Lover’s lane, for voice & piano

March of the beetles; clover blossom, for piano (1947). Chicago: McKinley Music, 1947. Library: Library of Congress.

Mellow twilight; tone poem; el crepúscolo suave, for piano. Chicago: McKinley, 1929 (#2303-3). 5p. Library: Spingarn.

---- for violin & piano.

Memories of Dixieland, for piano (1947). Won Holstein award (1927).

Memories of you, for voice & piano.

Memory mist, for piano.

3 Miniature portraits of Uncle Joe, written to depict various stages of his life at 17, 25, and 70, for piano (ca. 1947).

Mississippi River suite; the river and the songs of those dwelling upon its banks, for orchestra (1934). Instrumentation: 3222 p, Eh, bcl, cbsn, 4331. timp, perc, harp, strings. Duration: 10:00.

CD: Women’s Philharmonic; Apo Hsu, conductor. Koch 7518 2111 (2001).

2 Moods, for flute (or violin), clarinet & piano.

Moon behind a cloud, for piano.

Moonbridge, for high voice & piano (1930). Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1930. (#937). 6p. Text: Mary Rolofson Gamble. Duration: 2:23. Library: Columbia, Spingarn.

----- for SSA & piano. New York: Remick Music, 1930 (#G-1847-6). 7p.

CD: Paul Shaw, piano; VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Phillip Brunelle, conductor. Clarion CLR 907 CD (2004; The witness collection; Got the Saint Louis blues). Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

Morning, for medium voice & piano.

My dream, for medium voice & piano. Bryn Mawr: Hildegard Publishing Co., 1995, ed. by Vivian Taylor and Rae Linda Brown (Art songs and spirituals by African-American women composers, 09528). p71-75. Text: Dream variations, by Langston Hughes.

CD: Robert Honeysucker, baritone; Vivian Taylor, piano. Koch International Classics 3-7247-2HI (1994, Watch and pray).

My little soul’s goin’ to shine, for medium voice & piano.

My neighbor, for medium voice & piano.

My soul's been anchored in the Lord, for medium voice & piano. Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1937.(#1292). 5p. Duration: 2:00. Library: Schomburg; Spingarn.

----- Bryn Mawr: Hildegard Publishing Co., 1995, ed. by Vivian Taylor (Art songs and spirituals by African-American women composers, 09528), p83-88.

78rpm: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. Victor 1799 1937.

AT: Leontyne Price, soprano; David Garvey, piano. (1978/X/8, Washington, White House).

AT: Bernadine Oliphint, soprano; Carol Henry, piano (1971/VI/28).

AT: Leontyne Price, soprano; David Garvey, piano (1978/X/8, Washington, White House).

CD: Inetta Harris, soprano; Scott Lippoldt, piano. My Heritage Sings (199?).

CD: Joanne Stephenson, soprano; Karen Laubengayer, piano (2001/VIII).

CD: JoAnne Stephenson, soprano; Lora Young-Wright, piano (2003/VIII/04; Churchill College, University of Cambridge).

CD: Kimberly Edwards, mezzo-soprano; Alonzo Alexander, piano. A Classical Bouquet (2000).

CD: Leontyne Price, soprano; David Garvey, piano (Carnegie Hall; 1965/II/28). RCA Victor 09026-63908-2 (2002). Liner notes: Daniel Guss (22p).

CD: Leontyne Price, soprano; David Garvey, piano (Leontyne Price live! At the historic opening of the Ordway Music Theatre; 1985/I/08). Pro Arte CDG-3231 (1987).

CD: Pamela Dillard, mezzo-soprano; Vivian Taylor, piano. Koch International Classics 3-7247-2HI (1994, Watch and pray).

LP: Ellabelle Davis, soprano; Hubert Greenslade, piano. London LPS-182 (1950).

LP: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. HMV DA-1560 (1962, 1937).

LP: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. RCA LM/LSC-2592 (1937, 1962 He’s got the whole world in his hands).

VC: Leontyne Price, soprano; David Garvey, piano (1978/X/8, Washington, White House).

----- for high voice & orchestra, arr. by Leonard DePaur. Duration: 2:10.

CD: Leontyne Price, soprano; orchestra & chorus; Leonard DePaur, conductor. BMG 09026-68157-2 (1996).

LP: Leontyne Price, soprano; orchestra; Leonard DePaur, conductor. RCA VSC-7083 (1978).

LP: Leontyne Price, soprano; orchestra; Leonard DePaur, conductor. RCA LM/LSC-2600 (1962; Swing low, sweet chariot).

----- for low voice & piano. Reproduction of holograph at http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/anderson/spirimage6.html 5p. Consulted 2003/X/7.

78rpm: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. HMV DA-1560 (1937).

78rpm: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. RCA Victor M-986.

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1941/VII/03) RCA 09026-63306-2.

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1941/VII/03) VAI Audio VAIA 1168.

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1961/VIII/30). RCA 09026-61960-2 (He’s got the whole world in his hands and 18 other spirituals).

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. Musical Heritage Society 514564K (1997).

CD: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. Pearl GEMM 9405.

LP: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano (1961/VIII/30). Victor LM/LSC-2592 1962, (He’s got the whole world in his hands and 18 other spirituals).

LP: Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano. RCA LM/LSC-2591 (1962).

----- for SATB.

----- for SATB & piano. Unfinished.

Nature's magic, for SSA & piano (1953). Chicago: C. F. Summy, 1953. 7p. Text: Mary Rolofson Gamble. Duration: 2:00. Library: Library of Congress.

Negro folksongs, for string quartet. 1. Go down, Moses; 2. Lil’ David, play on your harp; 3. Somebody’s knockin’ at yo’ door; 4. Joshua fit de battle of Jericho.

5 Negro folksongs in counterpoint, for string quartet. 1. Calvary; 2. Clementine; 3. Drink to me only with thine eyes; 4. Shortnin’ bread; 5. Swing low, sweet chariot.

3 Negro dances, for piano.

----- for band, arr. by Eril W. G. Leidzen.

Night, for medium voice & piano (1946). New York: Edward B. Marks, 1946 (Negro art songs, ed. by Edgar Rogie Clark) Text: Louise C. Wallace. Duration: 2:10.

----- Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1973. (Negro art songs, ed. by Edgar Rogie Clark).

----- Melville: Edward B. Marks, 1977 (Anthology of art songs by Black American composers, ed. by Willis Patterson, p82-83)

----- Bryn Mawr: Hildegard Publishing Co., 1995, ed. by Vivian Taylor (Art songs and spirituals by African-American women composers, 09528), p80-82.

CD: Brandon Richardson, baritone; Wallace Cheatham, piano (2003/VIII/1, Churchill College, University of Cambridge).

CD: James Sterrett-Bryant, baritone, with unidentified piano. JaanSin Productions DIDX 031339 22302 (1995).

CD: Odikhiren Amaize, bass-baritone; David Korevaar, piano. Musicians’ Showcase MS 1011 (2000; The Negro speaks of rivers; art songs by African-American composers).

CD: Pamela Dillard, mezzo-soprano; Vivian Taylor, piano. Koch International Classics 3-7247-2HI (1994, Watch and pray).

LP: Hilda Harris, mezzo-soprano, with unidentified pianist. University of Michigan SM-0015 (1980; Art songs by Black American composers).

---- for high voice & piano (1946). Melville: Edward B. Marks, 1977 (Anthology of art songs by Black American composers, ed. by Willis Patterson). Text: Louise C. Wallace. Duration: 2:10.

AC: James Sterrett-Bryant, tenor. JaanSing Productions (1993).

AC: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CA-1037 (1990).

AT: Bernadine Oliphint, soprano; Carol Henry, piano (1971)

CD: James Sterrett-Bryant, tenor; ?, piano. JannSing Production 22302 (1995, How the spirit moves me).

CD: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CD-1037 (1990).

CD: Marcoulescu, soprano; Phillabaum, piano. Gasparo GSCD 287.

Nightfall, for medium voice & piano. 3p. Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar. Duration: 2:00. Library: University of Arkansas (facsimile of holograph)

Nimble feet, for piano (1953).

Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, for piano. Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1938. (#26701). 3p. Library: Spingarn.

Nod, for TTBB. Text: Walter de La Mare. Duration: 2:00. Library: University of Arkansas (facsimile of holograph).

Nodding poppies, for piano. Original title: A field of waving grain.

O lamb of God, for voice & piano.

Ode to man, for chorus, piano & organ.

Offertory, for organ. Dayton: Lorenz Music, 1951.

----- Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works). Duration: 3:13.

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church; Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

On higher ground, for piano.

On parade, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

On the other shore, for voice & piano.

On the playground, for voice & piano.

On top of a tree, for piano.

Out of the south blew a soft sweet wind, for medium voice & piano (1946). New York: Edward B. Marks, 1948 (Negro art songs, ed. by Edgar Rogie Clark). Text: Fannie Carter Woods. Library: Library of Congress.

----- Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1973. (Negro art songs, ed. by Edgar Rogie Clark)

AC: George Shirley, tenor; Wayne Sanders, piano (1976/VI/23, Westmonister Choir School).

CD: Sebronette Barnes, soprano; Mark Ray, piano (2003/VIII/1, Churchill College, University of Cambridge).

Overture, no. 1, orchestra.

Overture, no. 2, orchestra.

Passacaglia and fugue, organ.

Pensive mood, for piano.

Piece, violin & piano.

Pittance, for voice & piano. Text: Don Vincent Gray. Library: University of Arkansas (Manuscript Collection 988).

Placid lake, for piano.

Playful rondo, for violin & piano. Chicago: McKinley Publishers, 1928.

Poem of praise, for SATB & piano. Text: Elizabeth Coatsworth.

Prelude and fantasy, organ (1942).

Quartet, strings.

Quintet, piano & strings, E minor (1936).

Resignation, for voice & piano (1964). Text: Florence Price. Library: University of Arkansas (Manuscript Collection 988).

----- for SATB.

Retrospection, for organ. Fayetteville, ARK: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works). Original title: An elf on a moonbeam. Duration: 3:16.

CD: Lucius Weathersby, organ (2001/VIII).

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

Rhapsody, piano & orchestra

Rock-a-bye, for piano (1947). Chicago: McKinley.

Rocking chair, for piano (1939).

Roll, Jordan, roll, for high voice & piano

AC: Sterrett-Bryant, tenor. JaanSing Productions (1993).

Save me, Lord, save me, for medium voice & piano.

Seagulls, for SSAA, flute, violin, viola, violoncello & piano (1951). Won: Lake View Musical Society contest.

Sentimental moonlight, for voice & piano (1947).

Ships that pass in the night, for medium voice & piano.

Short works, for organ. Fayetteville AR: ClarNan, 1995.

Silent night, for piano.

3 Sketches for little pianists (1937). Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1937. 1. Bright eyes; 2. Cabin songs; 3. A morning sunbeam.

----- 1. Bright eyes. (#26510) Library: Spingarn.==

----- 2. Cabin songs. (#26511) Library: Spingarn.

----- 3. A morning sunbeam. (#26512) Library: Spingarn.

Some o’ these days, for medium voice & piano.

Sonata, organ, no. 1, D minor. Fayetteville AR: ClanNan Editions. 1996 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 4).

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church; Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

Sonata, piano, E minor (1932). 1. Andante – allegro; 2. Andante; 3. Scherzo; allegro. 1. Allegro con furia; 2 Adagietto; 3. Allegro deciso. New York: G. Schirmer, 1997, ed. by Rae Linda Brown. Award: Rodman Wanamker Foundation Award of $250 (1932). Duration: 25:06.

AC: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria C 1027 (1987, Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price).

CD: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria CD-1097 (1993, Black diamonds). Liner notes: Rae Linda Brown.

LP: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria (1987, Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price).

Song is so old, for voice & piano.

Song for snow, for SATB & piano (1930). New York: Carl Fischer, 1942, 1957 (Carl Fischer choral music, N 2640-5, CM 6940). 5p. Text: Elizabeth Coatsworth. Duration: 2:00.

CD: Paul Shaw, piano; VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Phillip Brunelle, conductor. Clarion CLR 907 CD (2004; The witness collection; Got the Saint Louis blues). Liner notes: Dominique-René de Lerma.

---- for SAT & piano.

Song of hope, for medium voice & piano.

----- for voice & orchestra.

Song of the oak, for orchestra. Duration: 12:00. Instrumentation: 3222, p Eh bcl cbsn, 4341, timp, 5-6 perc, harp, organ (ad lib.), strings.

Song of the open road, for medium voice & piano.

Song to the dark virgin, for medium voice & piano (1941). New York: G. Schirmer, 1941 (#344620). 5p. Text: Langston Hughes. Library: Schomburg; Spingarn (inscribed to Carl van Vechten by Langston Hughes).

----- New York: Edward B. Marks, 1977 (Anthology of art songs by Black American composers, ed. by Willis Patterson, p98-101).

----- Melville: Edward B. Marks, 1977 (Anthology of art songs by Black American composers, ed. by Willis Patterson, p98-101).

----- Bryn Mawr: Hildegard Publishing Co., 1995, ed. By Vivian Taylor (Art songs and spirituals by African-American women composers, 09528) p76-79.

AC: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CA-1037 (1990).

AT: Bernadine Oliphint, soprano; Carol Henry, piano (1971/VI/28).

CD: Darryl Taylor, tenor; Maria Corley, piano; William Warfield, narrator. Naxos 8.559136 (2002; Dreamer; A portrait of Langston Hughes). Liner notes: “Langston Hughes and music” by Arnold Rampersand (German translation: Tilo Kittel; French translation: Pierre-Martin Juban); Dominique-René de Lerma. 8p.

CD: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CD-1037 (1990).

CD: Marcoulescu, soprano; Phillabaum, piano. Gasparo GSCD 287.

----- for low voice & piano.

CD: Odikhiren Amaize, bass-baritone; David Korevaar, piano. Musicians’ Showcase MS 1011 (2000; The Negro speaks of rivers; art songs by African-American composers).

LP: Leroy O. Dorsey, bass; Clyde Parker, piano. KM-1702 (1977).

2 Songs, for voice & piano. San Antonio: Southern Music Co., 1994. 1. Feet o’ Jesus; 2. Trouble done come my way.

4 Songs, for bass-baritone & piano. 1. Easy goin’; 2. Goo-bye, Jinks; 3. The photograph; 4. Summah night.

Spring journey, for SSA & orchestra.

----- for 2 violins, 2 cellos, double bass & piano.

Strong men, forward!, for piano.

Suite, brasses & piano.

Suite, organ, no. 1. Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1993, ed. by Calvert Johnson (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol. 1).

CD: Gambetta GAM CD

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (1972 Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church; Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

----- 1.

CD: Kimberly Marshall, organ (1987 Rosales; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; Portland OR). Loft CD-1021 (2001).

----- 4.

CD: Kimberly Marshall, organ (1987 Rosales; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral; Portland OR). Loft CD-1021 (2001).

Suite of Negro dances, for orchestra.

Summer clouds, for SAB.

Summer night, for medium voice & piano.

Sunset, for voice & piano (1938).

Swaying buttercups, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Sympathy, for medium voice & piano (1943). Text: Paul Laurence Dunbar.

CD: Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano. Albany TROY 385 (1999, Ah! Love, but a day).

Symphonic tone poem, for orchestra.

Symphony, no. 1, E minor (1932). Instrumentation: 2222, 4231, timp, 3 perc, strings. Won: Rodman Wanamaker prize ($500) in 1932. Première: 1933; Chicago World’s Fair; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Frederick Stock, conductor. Duration: 20:00.

AC: Savannah Symphny; Marsha Mabrey, conductor (1991/II/9, Black heritage concert).

Symphony, no. 2, G minor (193?). Instrumentation: 3222, p Eh bcl cbs, 3240, timp, 3 perc, harp, strings. Duration: 25:00. Library: Yale (manuscript).

Symphony, no. 3, C minor (1940). 110p. Instrumentation: 3222, p Eh bcl, 4331, timp, perc, harp, strings. Première: 1940; Detroit; Michigan WPA Symphony; Valter Poole, conductor. Duration: 22:00. Library: Yale (manuscript).

CD: Women’s Philharmonic; Apo Hsu, conductor. Koch 7518 2H1 (2001).

CD: WPA Symphony ; Valter Poole, conductor (1940).

Symphony, no. 4, D minor. Duration: 20:00. Instrumentation: 3222, p Eh bcl, 4331, timp, 3-5 perc, harp, strings.

Tecumseh, for piano. New York: Carl Fischer, 1935. 5p. (Pieces we like to play; Sheet music edition, P2062; #27277). Library: Spingarn.

The bowl is cracked, for voice & piano.

The bridle path, for piano.

The butterfly, for piano. New York: Carl Fischer, 1936 (Pieces we like to play; Sheet music edition, P2100; #27643). 5p. Library: Spingarn.

The deserted garden, for violin & piano. Cincinnati: John Church Music.

----- Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser, 1933.

CD: Zina Schiff, violin; Cameron Grant, piano (1994). 4-Tay CD 4005 (1997, Here’s one).

The engine, for piano.

The envious wren, for medium voice & piano. 6p. Text: Alice Carey and Phoebe Carey. Library: University of Arkansas (facsimile of holograph).

The flame, for piano. Unfinished.

The froggie and the rabbit, for piano.

The glory of the day was in her face. Text: James Weldon Johnson.

CD: Jay A. Pierson, baritone; John O’Brien, piano. Albany TROY 385 (1999, Ah! Love, but a day).

The gnat and the bee, for piano. New York: Carl Fischer, 1936 (Pieces we like to play; Sheet music edition, P2098; #27642). 5p. Library: Spingarn.

The goblin and the mosquito, for piano (1951). Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1951. Library: Library of Congress.

The heart of a woman, for medium voice & piano. New Haven: G. K. Hall, 2003 (Women composers; Music through the ages, vol. 7, ed. by Rae Linda Brown) p746-752. Text: Georgia Douglas Johnson.

The hour glass, for organ. Fayetteville, AR: ClanNan Editions. 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol., 2: Short organ works). Original title: Sandman. Duration: 3:08.

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

The island of my dreams, for voice & piano (1928).

The moo-cow, Fido, and Kitty, for voice & piano (1949) . Library: University of Arkansas (Manuscript Collection 988).

The moon bridge, for high voice & piano (1930). Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1930. 6p. (#937). Text: Mary Rolofson Gamble. Duration: 2:00. Library: Spingarn.

----- for SSA & piano (1930). New York: Remick Music Corporation, 1950, 1930 (2-G1847). 7p.

----- for voice & piano.

The new moon, for SSAA & piano (4 hands). Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1930. (#964-11). 12p. Duration: 3:00. Text: anonymous. Dedication: Estella C. Bonds.

The oak, for orchestra. Duration: 7:00. Instrumentation: 3022 (p) Eh, bcl, 4331, timp, perc, harp, strings. Duration: 12:40.

CD: Women’s Philharmonic; Apo Hsu, conductor. Koch 7518 2111 (2001).

The old boatman, for piano (1951). Chicago: Clayton F. Summy, 1951. Duration: 1:54. Library: Library of Congress.

AC: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria C 1027 (Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price; 1987).

CD: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria CD-1097 (1993, Black diamonds). Liner notes: Rae Linda Brown.

LP: Althea Waites, piano. Cambria (1987,Althea Waites performs the piano music of Florence Price).

The poet and his song, for medium voice & piano.

The retort, for medium voice & piano.

The rose, for piano. New York: Carl Fischer, 1935 (Pieces we like to play; Sheet music edition, P2091; #27638). 5p. Library: Spingarn.

The sea swallow, for piano (1951). Evanston: Clayton F. Summy, 1951. Library: Library of Congress.

The swing, for piano.

The waltzing fairy, for piano (1928).==

The washerwoman, for medium voice & piano.

The waterfall, for piano.

The waves of Breffney, for SATB.

The wind and the sea, for SATB, piano & string orchestra.

The zephyr; el cefiro, Mexican folksong, for piano. Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1928. 5p. (#2279). "A study in phrasing and pedaling." Library: Spingarn.

Then I found heaven when I found you, for voice & piano (1938).

They lie, they lie, for medium voice & piano (1946/IV). Text: David Morton. Library: CBMR; University of Arkansas (Manuscript Collection 988).

To a little girl, for piano.

To my little son, for high voice & piano. 2p. Text: Julia Johnson Davis. Dedication: Tommy Price, in memoriam. Duration: 1:00. Library: Library of Congress (facsimile of holograph); University of Arkansas (Manuscript Collection 988.

AC: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CA-1037 (1990).

CD: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CD-1037 (1990).

Three boughs, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Two traditional Negro spirituals. See: I am bound for the kingdom, and I'm workin' on my buildin'.

Travel’s end, for high voice & piano. Text: Mary Falwell Hoisington.

AC: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CA-1037 (1990).

CD: Lucille Fields, soprano; Harriet Wingreen, piano (1987). Cambria CD-1037 (1990).

Tropical moon, for piano.

Trouble done come my way, for medium voice & piano.

Undecided, for piano.

Up and down the stairs; up and down the ladder, for piano.

Variations on a folksong, Peter go ring dem bells, for organ. Fayetteville AR: ClarNan, 1995 (Music of Florence Beatrice Price, vol. 1). Duration: 12:58.

CD: Frances Nobert, organ (Rosales/Glatter-Göz, 1998; Congregational Church, Claremont CA). Ravel OAR-550 (Music she wrote; Organ compositions by women).

CD: Calvert Johnson, organ (3m Harrison & Harrison; Christ Church, Savannah). Calcante CAL-014 (Chicago Renaissance woman; Florence Price organ works).

Wander thirst, for medium voice & piano.

----- for SATB.

We have tomorrow, for medium voice & piano.

Weary traveler, for medium voice & piano.

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?, for piano (1942).

What is love?, for voice & piano.

What’s the use?, for medium voice & piano (1930).

----- for chorus.

Who will dance with me?, for piano. Chicago: McKinley.

Who grope with love for hands, for medium voice & piano.

Winter idyll, for medium voice & piano.

Winter must come, for voice & piano.

----- for piano.

Witch of the meadow, for SSA & piano.[14] Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1937. 7p. Text: Mary Rolofson Gamble. Duration: 2:00.

Won’t you please play Santa Claus?, for voice & piano (1928).

Words for a spiritual, for medium voice & piano (1948).

You didn’t know this baby, for voice & piano (1928).

You’re in my heart to stay, for voice & piano (1948).

Your leafy voice, for medium voice & piano.
 

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