AACI Compositions Performed

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Regina Harris Baiocchi: Hold Out for Joy
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Lyricist:Regina Baiocchi, based on Psalm 30:5
Publisher:self-published
Year performed by AACI:2014
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXVTnRmHpGs
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Margaret Bonds: He's Got the Whole World in His Hand
Anthology:Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, Vivien Taylor, editor, Hildegard Publishing Company, Bryn Mawr, PA
Instrumentation:piano, soprano, alto, tenor
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy8rMbcHcPk
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Margaret Bonds: You Can Tell the World
Anthology:Rediscovering Margaret Bonds, Art songs, Spirituals, Musical Theater, and Popular Songs, Louise Toppin, ed. Distributed by Classical Vocal Reprints
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Publisher:Videmus, Louise Toppin, ed.
Year performed by AACI:2014
2019
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1bpWLsiKRA
https://youtu.be/Y6hOy2kFk7s
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Charles Brown: A Song Without Words
Anthology:Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers, compiled by Willis C. Patterson
Instrumentation:vocal
Publisher:Edward B. Marks Music Company, distributed by Hal Leonard
Year performed by AACI:2010
2018
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l83_Y2EgszY
https://youtu.be/p6KO3_UZabA
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Valerie Capers: Bird Alone
Instrumentation:vocal
Lyricist:Abbey Lincoln
Publisher:Jaygayle Music/African American Composer Music Publication Series
Year performed by AACI:2013
2016
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZdKj3MsyM8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_KTjinKM3Q&feature=youtu.be#t=4m53s
Further information:AACI commission
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Valerie Capers: Bird Alone
Instrumentation:vocal
Lyricist:Abbey Lincoln
Publisher:Valerie Capers
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZdKj3MsyM8
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Valerie Capers: Farmchild's Lullaby
Instrumentation:high voice, piano
Lyricist:Paul Laurence Dunbar
Publisher:Jaygayle Music/African American Composer Music Publication Series
Year performed by AACI:2018
Video:https://youtu.be/8xV8RvtGV-Q
Further information:adapted from the original work for women's chorus and piano
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Valerie Capers: Rainbow
Instrumentation:vocal
Lyricist:Abbey Lincoln
Publisher:Jaygayle Music/African American Composer Music Publication Series
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atKSdfzTTr4
Further information:AACI Commission
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Valerie Capers: Song of the Seasons: Autumn
Anthology:Song of the Seasons
Instrumentation:vocal
Lyricist:Valerie Capers
Publisher:Videmus
Year performed by AACI:2012
2016
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4zYZLLiaoA
https://youtu.be/jdqVv3IM50k
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Jeremiah Evans: April Rain Song
Instrumentation:vocalist, piano
Lyricist:Langston Hughes
Publisher:self-published
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://youtu.be/-qRazyR3Eew
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Jeremiah Evans: The New Colossus
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Lyricist:Emma Lazarus
Publisher:self-published
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://youtu.be/3M0McIoGEP4
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Adolphus Hailstork: Longing
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Lyricist:Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Publisher:Second Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers. Compiled and Edited by Willis C. Patterson, copyright 2002
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_dnfVXjMIc
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Jacqueline B. Hairston: A Change Has Got to Come
Instrumentation:tenor, piano
Publisher:Songs and Spirituals by Jacqueline B. Hairston, Volume 1, Classical Vocal Reprints, 2701 South Van Hoose Drive, Fayetteville, AZ
Year performed by AACI:2023
Video:https://youtu.be/VaGzB-wGXFU
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Betty Jackson King: In the Springtime (Shakespeare)
Anthology:Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, Vivian Taylor, editor
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Lyricist:Shakespeare
Publisher:Hildegard Publishing Company
Jacksonian Press, inc
Year performed by AACI:2010
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aft8gHLzneg
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Charles Lloyd, Jr.: Compensation
Anthology:Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers, compiled by Willis C. Patterson
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Lyricist:Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Publisher:Edward B. Marks Music Company, distributed by Hal Leonard
Year performed by AACI:2011
2018
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmJLavuIdWs
https://youtu.be/dcJDWbyjAQA
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Lena McLin: He Had a Dream from 'Free at Last! A Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'
Anthology:Lena McLin, Songs for Voice and Piano
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Lyricist:Manuel McLin
Publisher:Neil A. Kjos Music Company
Year performed by AACI:2015
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYIq7AlFEwE
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Andre Myers: Harlem Night Song
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Lyricist:Langston Hughes
Publisher:Andre Myers
Year performed by AACI:2018
Video:https://youtu.be/VpBS8qXemrQ
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Sean Okpebholo: O Freedom
Anthology:The Shawn E. Okpebholo Collection of Negro Spirituals, Yellow
Instrumentation:tenor, flute, piano
Year performed by AACI:2019
Video:https://youtu.be/1TQhXC8D6UQ
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Zenobia Powell Perry: Sunset
Anthology:Einstein Press, 2013
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Lyricist:Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Publisher:Einstein Press, 2013
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8YIKzzohNU
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Florence Price: My Dream
Anthology:Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, Vivian Taylor, editor,
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Lyricist:Langston Hughes
Publisher:Hildegard Publishing Company
Year performed by AACI:2010
2017
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhxF_aaYdmU
https://youtu.be/FQc6seWDjUU
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Florence Price: Night
Anthology:Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, Vivian Taylor, editor,
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Lyricist:Louise C. Wallace
Publisher:Hildegard Publishing Company
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0MplEP-SuM
Further information:also in Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers, compiled by Willis C. Patterson
Edward B. Marks Music Company, distributed by Hal Leonard
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Florence Price: We Have Tomorrow
Anthology:44 Art Songs and Spirituals by Florence Price, edited by Richard Heard
Instrumentation:voice, piano
Publisher:ClarNan Editions, Fayetteville, AZ 2015
Year performed by AACI:2018
Video:https://youtu.be/RHIdgRFa7n0
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Florence B. Price: Hold Fast to Dreams
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Lyricist:Langston Hughes
Publisher:44 Art Songs and Spirituals by Florence Price, edited by Richard Heard, ClarNan Editions, Fayetteville, AZ
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSVIuw3ViH8
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
William Grant Still: Grief
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Lyricist:Leroy V. Brant
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2014
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1siEMjK18I
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
William Grant Still: Song for the Lonely
Anthology:William Grant Still, An Art Song Collection
Instrumentation:vocal
Lyricist:Verna Arvey
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2009
Video:N/A
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Howard Swanson: A Death Song (Lullaby)
Instrumentation:vocal
Lyricist:Paul Lawrence Dunbar
Publisher:Edward B. Marks Music Company
Year performed by AACI:2010
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF7bgOd6_Ac
Further information:William Grant Still Music, Flagstaff, AZ
Genre:art songs for voice and piano
Dolores White: Give Birth to the Dream for soprano and tenor
Instrumentation:soprano, tenor, piano, chimes
Lyricist:Maya Angelou
Publisher:Dolores White Music
Year performed by AACI:2017
Video:https://youtu.be/i0EGYIJ6_Y8
Further information:Arranged by the composer for soprano, tenor, piano, and orchestral chimes from the larger work for soloist, narrator, and orchestra
Genre:art songs for voice and piano