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Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag

Black Composers of Classical Music

Music by composers with all kinds of hyphens to their African heritage: African-French, French-Cuban, African-English, and African-American.

Track list:
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto
Joseph White: Violin Concerto
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha
Fela Sowande: African Suite
William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony
Adolphus Hailstork: Symphony No. 1
James Kimo Williams: Fanfare for Life
James P. Johnson: Charleston
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. The Chevalier de Saint-Georges was famous for his music and what sport?






2.Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is most famous for a piece of music inspired by what poet?

Alfred Tennyson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Emily Dickinson

Robert Frost

3. Who is the Dean of Afro- American composers?

William Grant Still

Scott Joplin

Adolphus Hailstork

Fela Sowande

Eubie Blake

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