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Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers
Voice and Piano
By Willis C. Patterson

Piano; Vocal
Voice and Piano. Composed by Various. Arranged by Willis C. Patterson. Vocal Collection. African-American, American, Classical, Collection, Standards. 160 pages. Edward B. Marks Music #M891. Published by Edward B. Marks Music (HL.8242).

Item Number: HL.8242

ISBN 9780793508716. 9.0x12.0x0.459 inches.

Contents: For You There is No Song (Leslie Adams) * Early in the Mornin' (David Baker) * A Good Assassination Should Be Quiet (David Baker) * Status Symbol (David Baker) * Three Dream Portraits: Minstrel Man; Dream Variations; I, Too (Margaret Bonds) * The Barrier (Charles Brown) * Song Without Words (Charles Brown) * Death of an Old Seaman (Cecil Cohen) * Two Songs for Julie Ju (Noel da Costa) * Cassandra's Lullaby (Mark Fax) * Love (Mark Fax) * A Charm at Parting (Adolphus C. Hailstork) * I Loved You (Adulphus C. Hailstork) * Absalom (Eugene Hancock) * Nunc Dimittis (Eugene Hancock) * Riding to Town (Thomas Kerr, Jr.) * Compensation (Charles Lloyd, Jr.) * If There Be Sorrow (Wendell Logan) * Marrow of My Bone (Wendell Logan) * Chanson Triste (Maurice McCall) * Sweet Sorrow (Maurice McCall) * Weary Blues (Dorothy Rudd Moore) * Love Let the Wind Cry...How I Adore Thee (Undine Moore) * Faithful One (Robert Owens) * Genius Child (Robert Owens) * A Child's Grace (Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson) * Melancholy (Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson) * Night (Florence Price) * Song to the Dark Virgin (Florence Price) * Velvet Shoes (Hale Smith) * Grief (William Grant Still) * A Death Song (Howard Swanson) * I Will Lie Down in Autumn (Howard Swanson) * The Negro Speaks of Rivers (Hoaward Swanson) * Lament (George Walker) * A Red, Red Rose (George Walker) * Wry Fragments (Olly Wilson) * Dancing in the Sun (John Work, Jr.) * Soliloquy (John Work, Jr.).

  • Soliloquy (Vessey/Effinger) 
  • Early In The Morning 
  • Grief 
  • Lament 
  • Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6 
  • Weary Blues 
  • Love (Fax M) 
  • For You There Is No Song (Adams) 
  • Good Assassination Shd.Be Quiet 
  • Status Symbol (Baker) 
  • Three Dream Portraits (Bonds) 
  • Death Of An Old Seaman (Cohen) 
  • Two Songs For Julie Ju (Dacosta) 
  • Cassandra's Lullaby (Fax) 
  • I Loved You (Hailstork) 
  • Absalom (Hancock) 
  • Nunc Dimittis 
  • Riding To Town (Kerr) 
  • If There Be Sorrow (Logan) 
  • Marrow Of My Bone (Logan) 
  • Chanson Triste (Mccall) 
  • Sweet Sorrow (Mccall) 
  • Love Let The Wind Cry (Moore) 
  • Faithful One (Owens) 
  • Genius Child (Owens) 
  • Melancholy (Perkinson) 
  • Song To The Dark Virgin (Price) 
  • Velvet Shoes (Smith) 
  • I Will Lie Down In Autumn 
  • Negro Speaks Of Rivers,The 
  • Wry Fragments (Wilson) 
  • Dancing In The Sun (Work) 
  • Night 
  • Barrier, The (Brown) 
  • Charm At Parting, A (Hailstork) 
  • Child's Grace, A (Perkinson) 
  • Death Song, A (Swanson) 
  • Red, Red Rose, A (Walker) 
  • Compensation 

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  • 5

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  • August 17, 2011 Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers

    I like this anthology a great deal. It brings together art songs by well-known Afro-American composers as well as less known ones and encompasses a wide variety of styles. The level of difficulty is also quite diverse, so there’s really something for performers at different stages of...

    development. Highly recommended.

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  • February 22, 2010 Sensational Collection Representing the Greats!

    I love this anthology, because it has marvelous texts, primarily by African American poets, and the repertoire represents some of the most important Art Songs of our time. Everyone should have this collection in their libraries and in their voices.

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