This week’s homework is all about sound effects and chords. See if you can hear the blues theme that dominates the work in William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony. Listen for the style of the harmonization. Then listen to the music of Florence Price, Harry Burleigh, Antonin Dvorak, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Note: The spirituals and work songs of African Americans influenced the music of Dvorak. He was quoted as saying, “…distinguished by unusual and subtle harmonies…”.
For a special treat this week, see if you can attend a concert program by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Princeton, NJ this Thursday, October 10, 8:00PM at Richardson Auditorium. This concert celebrates the music of Harry T. Burleigh, Dvorak, Copland and Bernstein.
Reminder: We are away this coming Saturday. Thank you for listening. Please feel free to listen during the week for any special announcements. Have a great week!