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Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th & 19th Centuries
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Chevalier J.J.O. de Meude- Monpas
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Joseph White
Rachel Barton, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hege, Conductor
Cedille 90000 035 (1997)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent
William H. Chapman Nyaho, piano
Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003)

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Composers   
1 Adams, H. Leslie
2 Akpabot, Samuel Ekpe
3 Alberga, Eleanor
4 Bonds, Margaret A.
5 Brouwer, Leo
6 Burleigh, Harold T.
7 Coleridge-Taylor, 
   Samuel
8 Cunningham, Arthur
9 Dett, R. Nathaniel
10 Euba, Akin
11 Hailstork, Adolphus C. 
12 Holland, Justin
13 Johnson, James Price
14 Kay, Ulysses S.    

15 Lamothe, Ludovic

 
16 León, Tania Justina
17 Machado, Celso
18 Perkinson, Coleridge-
     Taylor
19 Pradel, Alain Pierre
20 Price, Florence B.

21 Racine, Julio
22 Roldan, Amadeo
23 Saint-Georges, Le
     Chevalier de
24 Smith, Hale
25 Sowande, Fela
26 Still, William Grant
27 Walker, George T.
28 White, José Silvestre

29 Wiggins, Thomas
30 Williams, Julius P.

 

Conductors                         
31 DePreist, James               
32 Freeman, Paul                        
                                                 

Performers
33 Chapman Nyaho, William
34 Ngwenyama, Nokuthula
35 Yifrashewa, Girma



Composers

1 Adams, H. Leslie
    a
Albany Records Troy 428 (2000)
      Love Rejoices: Songs of H. Leslie Adams
      Darryl Taylor, tenor; Robin Guy, piano
       1 For you there is no song
       2
Amazing Grace
       3 Sence You Went Away
       4 Creole Girl
       5 Homesick Blues

    b Albany Records Troy 639 (2004)
       Maria Corley, piano
       Twelve Etudes - I. G Minor
    
2 Akpabot, Samuel Ekpe
     
Marco Polo 8.223832 (1995)
     
Five African Songs, San Gloria, Three Nigerian
      Dances, San Chronicle
      National Symphony Orchestra of the South African
      Broadcasting Corporation; Richard Cock, Conductor
      Three Nigerian Dances

3 Alberga, Eleanor
     a
Roald Dahl's "Snow White and the Seven
        Dwarfs"

     b String Quartet No. 3
     c Violin Concerto

4 Bonds, Margaret A.
     a
Troy 329 (1999)
       Fi-Yer! A Century of African American Song
       William Brown, tenor; Ann Sears, piano
       Three Dream Portraits
     b Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003)
       Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African
       Descent
       William H. Chapman Nyaho, piano
       Troubled Water

5 Brouwer, Leo
     a
GHA Records 126.025 (1998)
       Orquesta de Cordoba; Leo Brouwer, Conductor
       Costas Cotsiolis, guitar
       Concierto de Volos
        1 Aeolian Serenade
        2 The Sphynx
        3 Bacchus Dance in Agria's Beach
 
    b GHA Records 126.046 (2001)
       Three Double Concertos
       Orquesta de Cordoba; Leo Brouwer, Conductor
       Costas Cotsiolis and Isel Rodriguez Trujillo, guitar
       Concierto para guitarra, violin y arcos "Omaggio a
       Paganini"
        1 Pasacalle
        2 Interlude
        3
Concerto grosso
     c Ondine 979 (2002)
       Guitar Concerto No. 5, Helsinki
     d Sony 63173 (1998)
        John Williams, guitar
        London Sinfonietta; Steven Mercurio, Conductor
       
The Black Decameron

6 Burleigh, Henry "Harry" Thacker
     a
Troy 332 (1999)
       Deep River: Songs and Spirituals
       Oral Moses, bass-baritone; Ann Sears, piano
       Songs & Spirituals
    b Clarion CLR907CD (2004)
       Got the Saint Louis Blues: Classical Music in the
       Jazz Age
       VocalEssence Ensemble Singers; Philip Brunelle,
       Conductor
          1 O Southland 
          2 Ethiopia's Paean to Exaltation
     c  Negro Spirituals in Brazil
        Juarês de Mira, bass
          1 Swing Low Sweet Chariot
          2 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
          3 Go Down Moses
          4 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
          5 I Want To Be Ready
          6 De Gospel Train
          7 Deep River
      d
Albany Records Troy 104 (1993)
         Symphonic Brotherhood: The Music of African-
         American Composers
         Everett McCorvey, tenor
         Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic; Julius Williams,
         conductor
         The Young Warrior
       
7 Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel
     a Koch International Classics 3-7056-2 H1 (1992)
      
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Clarine
       Quintet/Petite Suite/Ballade/Spirituals
       Harold Wright, clarinet; Hawthorne String Quartet
       Clarinet Quintet in A 
     b
Cedille 90000 035 (1997)
        Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th
        and 19th
        Centuries
        Rachel Barton, violin
        Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege,
        Conductor
       Romance in G Major for Violin and Orchestra
     c
Cedille 90000 055 (2000)
       Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
          1 Danse Nègre from African Suite
          2 Petite Suite de Concert
     d Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003)
       Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African
       Descent
       William H. Chapman Nyaho, piano
       Deep River
     e AFKA SK 543 (1998)
      
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Chamber Music
       The Coleridge Ensemble
       Five Negro Melodies for Piano Trio Op. 59, No. 1
       Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
       Sample Time 4:55

     f EDI Records 9259 (2005)
       Ballade
       Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Mihae Lee, piano
       Ballade in C Minor, Op. 73
    g Self-Released (2001)
       Magnolias
       Gail Davis Barnes, piano
       Scenes From An Imaginary Ballet, Op. 74

8 Cunningham, Arthur
     
Equilibrium 65 (2004)
      The Piano Music of Arthur Cunningham
      John Ellis, piano
      Engrams

9 Dett, R. Nathaniel
     a
Clarion CLR907CD (2004)
        Got the Saint Louis Blues: Classical Music in the
        Jazz Age
          1
Steve Burger, baritone 
             Listen to the Lambs 
          2 Ryan French, baritone 
             Ave Maria
          3 Michael Forest, tenor 
             The Chariot Jubilee
     b Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003)
       Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African
       Descent
       In the Bottoms Suite
       William H. Chapman Nyaho, piano
          1 Prelude: Night 
          2 His Song 
          3 Honey: Humoresque
          4 Barcarolle: Morning 
          5 Dance: Juba
     c Self-Released (2001)
        Magnolias
        Gail Davis Barnes, piano
        Magnolia Suite
        Magnolias
      d Preview (2008)
        Cinnamon Grove
        Phoenix Park-Kim, piano
        First Movement  Sample Time 4:11

10 Euba, Akin
      
Music Research Institute MRI-0001CD (1998)
       City of Birmingham Touring Opera; Simon Halsey,
       Conductor
       Chaka: Part VI - "Why do you not dance"

11 Hailstork, Adolphus Cunningham
      a Albany Records Troy 104 (1993)
        Symphonic Brotherhood: The Music of African-
        American Composers
        Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic; Julius Williams,
        conductor
        Symphony No. 1
     b Cedille 90000 061 (2001)
        African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
        Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
          1 An American Port of Call
          2 Epitaph for a Man who Dreamed
             

12 Holland, Justin
      Mento Music Press SMM 3023 (1994)
      American Pioneers of the Classic Guitar
     
Douglas Back, guitar
      Carnival of Venice Fantasie

13 Johnson, James Price
     
Clarion CLR907CD (2004)
     
Got the Saint Louis Blues: Classical Music in the
      Jazz Age
     
Paul Shaw, piano
     
VocalEssence Orchestra; Philip Brunelle, Conductor
      Yamekraw: A Negro Rhapsody

14 Kay, Ulysses
     Cedille 9000 061
     African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
     Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
     Overture to Theater Set

15 Lamothe, Ludovic
     
MSR Classics MS 1242 (2008)
      ASA: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent
      William Chapman Nyaho, piano
      La Dangereuse

16 León, Tania Justina
    
 CRI CD 662 (1994)
     
Tania León: Indigena
     
Richard Kelly, trumpet
     
Continuum; Tania León, Conductor
      Indigena

17 Machado, Celso
     Surucua Art Production 002 (1997)
     Varal
     Celso Machado, guitar
      a Parazula
      b Canto de Escravo (Song of the Slaves) 

18 Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor
     a
Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003)
       Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African
       Descent
       William H. Chapman Nyaho, piano
       Scherzo
     b Visionary 103
       Finals Concert 2002
       Symphony of the Sphinx
       Sphinx Symphony Orchestra; Leslie B. Dunner,
       Conductor
       The Gathering
     c
Cedille 0000 066 (2002)
       African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. III
       Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
       Generations: Sinfonietta No. 2 For Strings
     d Cedille 0000 087 (2005)
       Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: A Celebration
       New Black Music Repertory Ensemble Quartet
       Quartet No. 1 based on "Calvary" (Negro
       Spiritual)

19 Pradel, Alain Pierre
    
  Dezi'l Production DP 001 (2000)
       Alain Pierre Pradel: Sept pièces Créoles (Seven
       Creole Pieces), Vol. 1
      
Tatjana Rankovich, piano
       a Le château de cendre
       b La préférée

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

21 Racine, Julio
        a MinisAzaka
        b 3 feuilles 3 Racine Oh

          c Agnus Dei
        d Nap Travese

22 Roldan, Amadeo
      a Dorian 90245 (1997)
         Rítmicas
         Tambuco Percussion Ensemble; Camerata de las
         Américas;
         Ricardo Gallardo, Conductor
            1 Rítmica 5
            2
Rítmica 6
         b
MSR Classics MS 1242 (2008)
           
William Chapman Nyaho, piano
            Preludio Cubano

23 Saint-Georges, Le Chevalier de
 
        a Cedille 90000 035 (1997)
           Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the
           18th and 19th Centuries
           Rachel Barton, violin
           Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege,
           Conductor
           Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2
         b AFKA SK-557 (2003) 
            Chevalier de Saint-Georges: String Quartets
            Coleridge String Quartet
            String Quartet No. 3 in C Major  Sample
            Time 5:03

         c Avenira AV 276011 (2005)
            String Quartets, Op. 14, Third Book of Quartets
            Apollon Quartet
            Quartet No. 3 in F Minor
         d Avenira CD1 AV 9985 2E, CD2 AV 9986 2E,
            CD3 AV 9987 2E, CD4 AV 9988 2E, CD5 9989
            2E (2000)
            Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphonies &
            Violin Concertos
            Violin Concerto Soloist: Miroslav Vilimec, Violin
            Symphony Concertante Soloists: Jiri Zilak,
             Violin; Jan Motlik, Alto
            Radio Symphony-Orchestra Pilsen; Frantisek
            Preisler, Jr., Conductor
            CD1 Symphony in D Major, Op. 11, No. 2 -
            Overture

            CD2 Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No.
            9

            CD3 Symphony Concertante in A Major, Op.
            10, No. 2

            CD4 Symphony Concertante in F Major, Op.
            10, No. 1

            CD5 Symphony Concertante in C Major, Op.
            9, No. 1

         e Integral Classic
            1 221.125 (2003), 2  A&A007 (2002),
            3 221.148 (2005)
            Saint-George & Mozart: Quatuors à cordes
            (String Quartets)
            Quatuor Antarès
             1 String Quartet in B-flat Major, G.067
             2 String Quartet in G Major, Op. 1, No. 3
             3 String Quartet in G Major, G.071 (2005)
           f
BNL 112934 (2007)
             
Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Les 10
              sonates pour clavecin
              Anne Robert, harpsichord
              Sonata No. 2 in G Minor  Sample Time
             3:59

24 Smith, Hale
        Cedille 90000 061 (2001)
        African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
        Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
        Ritual and Incantations

25 Sowande, Fela
      a Cedille 90000 055 (2000)
         African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
         Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
         African Suite
          I. Joyful Day
      b  Decca LM 4547 (1952)
          Fela Sowande African Suite for Strings
          The New Symphony Strings; Trevor Harvey,
          Conductor
          Digitally Remastered, Mike S. Wright
          Akinla
       c Decca LP; Fela Sowande on electric organ with
          male vocal accompanist (3:09)
          Sierra Sue
       d Decca LP; Fela Sowande on electric organ with
          piano accompaniment (3:12)
          Goodnight
       e Decca LP; Fela Sowande on electric organ; Parts
          1 & 2, (5:41)

          Deep Purple


26 Still, William Grant
      a Cedille 90000 055 (2000)
         African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
          Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
         Symphony No. 1, "Afro-American"
      b
Koch International Classics 3-7084-2 H1 (1991)
         Africa: Piano Music of William Grant Still
         Denver Oldham, piano
         Blues From "Lenox Avenue"
       c
Koch International Classics 3-7192-2 H1 (1994)
         
William Grant Still: Summerland
          Alexa Still, flute; Susan DeWitt Smith, piano;
         
New Zealand String Quartet  
          Summerland
       d
Koch International Classics 3-7154-2 H1 (1993)
          William Grant Still: La Guiablesse, Danzas de
          Panama, Quit Dat Fool'nish, Summerland
          Berliner Symphoniker; Isaiah Jackson,
          Conductor
          Danzas de Panama
     
27 Walker, George Theophilua
      a Sony DSO-1111 (2002)
        
Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Black Composers
         Series
         Natalie Hinderas, piano
         Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Paul Freeman,
         Conductor
         Piano Concerto
      b
Cedille 90000 061 (2001)
         African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. II
         Chicago Sinfonietta; Paul Freeman, Conductor
         Lyric For Strings

28 White, José Silvestre
       a
Cedille 90000 035 (1997)
          Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th
           and 19th Centuries
           Rachel Barton, violin
           Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege,
           Conductor
           Violin Concerto in F-sharp Minor
        b IberoAmerica Ensemble
           La Bella Cubana

29 Wiggins, Thomas "Blind Tom"
       
Newport Classic 85660 (1999)
       
John Davis Plays Blind Tom
       
John Davis, piano
        The Rainstorm

30 Williams, Julius Penson
       
Albany Records Troy 104 (1993)
       
Symphonic Brotherhood: The Music of Africa
        American Composers
        Everett McCorvey, tenor
        Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic; Julius Williams,
        conductor
       a Is It True?
       b Meditation from the Easter Celebration
     
  
Conductors

31 DePreist, James - Oregon Symphony
      
Delos 3278
       Igor Stravinski

       The Firebird Suite


32 Freeman, Paul - Chicago Sinfonietta
       Cedille 90000 055 (2000)
       African Heritage Symphonic Series, Vol. I
       Fela Sowande
       African Suite
       I. Joyful Day 



Performers


33 Chapman Nyaho, William H. - piano  
        Musicians Showcase 1091 (2003)
        Senku: Piano Music by Composers of African
        Descent
        Margaret Allison Bonds
       
Troubled Water

34 Nokuthula, Ngwenyama - violin  
        EDI Records 9259 (2005)
        Ballade
        Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
        Ballade in C Minor, Op. 73

35 Yifrashewa, Girma - piano
      
Balkan Multimedia Center (2006)
       Elilta: Ethiopian Classical Music by Girma
       Yifrashewa
       a Elilta
       b Ambassel
       c Chewata
       d Sememen
       e
Doroteya Dimitrova, violin; Lyubomir Niko, cello;
          Mikhail Zhivkov, clarinet
          My Strong Will
       f
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra; Dian Tchobanov,
         Conductor
         The Shepherd with the Flute
     

 

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