|PIANO MUSIC BY WILLIAM GRANT STILL AND
OTHER BLACK COMPOSERS
Originally released in 1992, this recording was re-issued by popular demand. Critic James H. North wrote of the original release in Fanfare , "...a nostalgic look at the music of black composers... Monica Gaylord... has a beautiful touch for these winning works and when it comes to Coleridge-Taylor's heroic final coda, she peals forth bronze thunder; if this were a live recital, it would bring down the house. The pianist also writes the notes, in which she shows herself to be a knowledgeable historian and a fine writer. A fine recording rounds out the assets of this lovely disc."
|And David Wright added in The Musical Times
, "...excellent performances throughout" while R. Everett-Green said in The
Globe and Mail (Toronto), "...a fine pianist, and she plays this repertoire
with love and conviction."
CD-737 (1)) PIANO MUSIC BY WILLIAM GRANT STILL AND OTHER BLACK COMPOSERS. William Grant Still: Three Visions: Dark Horsemen, Summerland, Radiant Pinnacle; Howard Swanson: The Cuckoo; Robert Nathaniel Dett: In The Bottoms: Prelude: Night, His Song, Honey, Barcarolle: Morning, Juba Dance; Ulysses Kay: Invention in G minor, Invention in A minor, Invention in C major; John Wesley Work, Jr.: Big Bunch of Roses; William Grant Still: Seven Traceries: Cloud Cradles, Mystic Pool, Muted Lughter, Out of the Silence, Woven Silver, Wailing Dawn, A Bit of Wit; Oscar Peterson: The Gentle Waltz (arr. D. McErlain); Duke Ellington: Come Sunday (arr. D. McErlain); Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Valse-Suite, Opus 71: Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro assai. Monica Gaylord, piano.
Total Time: 77:08. (DDD) UPC # 017685-07372-4.