AACI Compositions Performed

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Margaret Bonds: The Valley of the Bones
Anthology:Spiritual Suite for Piano, by Margaret Bonds
Instrumentation:piano
Publisher:Videmus/Louise Toppin
Year performed by AACI:2024
Video:https://youtu.be/3ruDnSwCQNU
Genre:piano solos
Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water
Instrumentation:piano & cello
Publisher:Videmus, Louise Toppin, ed.
cello/piano version by Bonds
cello/piano duet version by J. Gandolfi (unpublished)
Year performed by AACI:2017
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKsW3gkH1Ow
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water
Anthology:Spiritual Suite for Piano, by Margaret Bonds
Instrumentation:solo piano/arr. duet
Publisher:Videmus, Louise Toppin, ed.
Year performed by AACI:2010
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GcZe1QtIro
Further information:solo published composition adapted unchanged for four-hands by Josephine Gandolfi
to-date unpublished
Genre:piano four-hands
Valerie Capers: Ruby -- Tableau 2 -- Mardi Gras
Instrumentation:ensemble
Publisher:Jaygayle Music/African American Composer Music Publication Series
Year performed by AACI:2014
2016
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc9xbAMl9R8
https://youtu.be/ruyHg-kcR1Q
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
Shawn Okpebholo: Amazing Grace
Instrumentation:piano
Publisher:Yellow Einstein Press
Year performed by AACI:2024
Video:https://youtu.be/BqnU4FifVaQ
Genre:piano solos
Undine Smith Moore: I Heard the Preaching of the Elder
Anthology:Afro-American Suite
Instrumentation:flute (violin), cello, and piano
Publisher:International Opus
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbmDRgPnjsw
Further information:Violin substituted for flute, with permission of the composer's daughter
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
Undine Smith Moore: Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, Lord
Anthology:Afro-American Suite
Instrumentation:flute (violin), cello, and piano
Publisher:International Opus
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azDQ41WyVfA
Further information:Violin substituted for flute, with permission of the composer's daughter
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
Undine Smith Moore: Shout All Over God's Heaven
Anthology:Afro-American Suite
Instrumentation:flute (violin), cello, and piano
Publisher:International Opus
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oba69L5q7KU
Further information:Violin substituted for flute, with permission of the composer's daughter
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
Undine Smith Moore: Who is that Yonder?
Anthology:Afro-American Suite
Instrumentation:flute (violin), cello, and piano
Publisher:International Opus
Year performed by AACI:2013
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M12wV8d15s
Further information:Violin substituted for flute, with permission of the composer's daughter
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Gardé Piti Mulet Là or Mister Banjo (Creole, Louisiana)
Anthology:Vignettes for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2JkubQ6hwc
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Anda Buscando de Rosa de Rosa (Mexico)
Anthology:Folk Suite No. 4 for quartet
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2012
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMVkDbnDqJA
Further information:for piano trio and clarinet
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Camp Meeting': Walk Together Chillun
Anthology:William Grant Still. Twelve Negro Spirituals
Instrumentation:soprano, piano
Publisher:Handy Brothers Music. Co., Inc.
Year performed by AACI:2015
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThyJnhk653w
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Carmela (Mexico)
Anthology:Vignettes for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIu1vomR6Sk
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Clinch Mountain (Southern U.S.A.)
Anthology:Vignettes for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57IKUD4WZCU
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: El Monigote (Venezuela)
Anthology:Folk Suite No. 4 for quartet
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2012
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC1Vser7sCY
Further information:for piano trio and clarinet
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Folk Suite No 2 El Zapatero
Instrumentation:piano trio, flute
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://youtu.be/YsoGRu9KciE
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Folk Suite No 2 Mol'e
Instrumentation:piano
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://youtu.be/dEfcXTG_duk
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Folk Suite No 2 Mom'zelle Zizi
Instrumentation:piano trio, flute
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://youtu.be/L8steCdRS88
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Folk Suite No 2 Peruvian Melody
Instrumentation:piano trio, flute
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2020
Video:https://youtu.be/axh0WSaE_lA
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Get on Board
Anthology:Spiritual Medley
Instrumentation:piano, violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2015
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHQ0hAKSFaM
Further information:adapted from woodwind quintet with piano by Josephine Gandolfi
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Héla Grandpère (Haiti)
Anthology:Vignettes for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le0kr9GjDss
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Inca Melody (Peru)
Anthology:Vignettes for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrAKz3LX1BI
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Jesus is a Rock in a Weary Land
Anthology:Three Miniatures for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2010
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbJ5cmnCUhY
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Anthology:Spiritual Medley
Instrumentation:piano, violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2015
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqdREle6WiY
Further information:adapted from woodwind quintet with piano by Josephine Gandolfi
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Tayêras (Brazil)
Anthology:Folk Suite No. 4 for quartet
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2012
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ypcVsYfXSs
Further information:for piano trio and clarinet
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Wade in the Water
Anthology:Little Folk Suite No. 3'
Instrumentation:piano, violin, cello, clarinet, bassoon
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2015
Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCOqDJHG7Y
Further information:adapted from string quartet by Josephine Gandolfi
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
William Grant Still: Winnebago Moccasin Game (Wisconsin)
Anthology:Vignettes for Piano Trio
Instrumentation:chamber ensemble
Publisher:William Grant Still Music
Year performed by AACI:2011
Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPPfXV_WN2M
Genre:instrumental arrangements of spirituals and folksongs
John Wesley Work III: Big Bunch of Roses
Instrumentation:piano
Publisher:Axelrod Publications, Inc., Providence, R.I.
Year performed by AACI:2024
Video:https://youtu.be/bKCEkzbGvF4
Further information:from Appalachia, Three Fiddle and Game Tunes
Genre:piano solos