From Spirituals to Symphonies
by Helen Walker-Hill (9780252074547)

From Spirituals to Symphonies
 
Helen Walker-Hill
Release Date: 15 September 2007
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 428
Category: Ethnic Studies
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252074547
ISBN-10: 0252074548



Exploding the assumption that black women's only important musical contributions have been in folk, jazz, and pop 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. Focusing on the effect of race, gender, and class, "From Spirituals to Symphonies" notes the important role played by individual personalities and circumstances in shaping this underappreciated 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.

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