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    From spirituals to symphonies : African-American women composers and their music First Illinois paperback.
    Walker-Hill, Helen author.

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    Walker-Hill, Helen author.
    From spirituals to symphonies : African-American women composers and their music / Helen Walker-Hill.
    Edition statement:
    First Illinois paperback.
    Material specified:Publisher description.
    Material specified:Contributor biographical information.
    Publication info:
    Urbana ; Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2007].
    Copyright info:
    Physical description:
    xvi, 401 pages, 6 pages of plates : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm
    Content type:
    text still images
    General Note:
    Originally published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-377), discographies (pages 378-380), and index.
    Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Historical overview -- 2. Undine Smith Moore (1904-89) -- 3. Julia Perry (1924-79) -- 4. Margaret Bonds (1913-72) -- 5. Irene Britton Smith (1907-99) -- 6. Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940) -- 7. Valerie Capers (b. 1935) -- 8. Mary Watkins (b. 1939) -- 9. Regina Harris Baiocchi (b. 1956) -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Selected list of composers -- Selected bibliography/discography -- Index.
    "Helen Walker-Hill's unique study provides a carefully researched examination of the history and scope of musical composition by African-American women composers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Exploding the assumption that black women's only important musical contributions have been in folk, jazz, and pop, From Spirituals to Symphonies focuses on the effect of race, gender, and class, and notes the important role played by individual personalities and circumstances in shaping this under-appreciated category of American art. The study also provides in-depth exploration of the backgrounds, experiences, and musical compositions of eight African-American women including Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Julia Perry, who combined the techniques of Western art music with their own cultural traditions and individual gifts. Despite having gained national and international recognition during their lifetimes, the contributions of many of these women are today forgotten." -- Provided by Publisher.
    Subject term:
    African American women composers--Biography.
    Subject term:
    Composers--United States--Biography.
    Subject term:
    Music by African American women composers--History and criticism.
    9780252074547 (paperback : alkaline paper)
    0252074548 (paperback : alkaline paper)

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