William Grant Still

About William Grant Still

William Grant Still has been called the Dean of Afro-American composers. Judith Anne Still, the composer's daughter, talks with Naomi Lewin about her father's life, and the difficulty he faced in the first half of 20th century America as a black man writing classical music.

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Music In This Episode

VIGNETTES: Winnebago Moccasin Game

MOTHER AND CHILD

LITTLE FOLK SUITES: Aurore pradere and Tant sirop est doux

VIGNETTES: Garde piti mulet la

SAHDJI

SUITE FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO: Gamin

LENOX AVENUE: The Blues

TROUBLED ISLAND

SYMPHONY #2

SYMPHONY #1