King of Kings, Volume 2 (Organ Music of Black Composers, Past and Present). Composed by Various. Edited by James Abbington. For organ. Sacred. Medium/Difficult. 60 pages. Published by GIA Publications (GI.G-7489).
Shortly after King of Kings, Volume 1 came off the press, GIA began editing the second volume, which is certain to be as well received as its predecessor. Encompassing the same time period (late 19th century to the present), the works of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Florence B. Price are again represented. They are joined by those of Calvin Fuller, Marques L. A. Garrett, and Fela Sowande, among others. You will also find two spiritual arrange- ments by William Farley Smith that, until now, have been out of print. Brief biographical sketches of the com- posers are provided. The 12 compositions included in volume 2 are as varied as the musicians who created them.