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Following the pattern established with his pioneering works String Music of Black Composers and Woodwind Music of Black Composers, Aaron Horne now presents a comparable work for the piano and related instruments (such as accordion, harpsichord, and organ). Composers from Africa as well as the Diaspora are covered in this volume, the most comprehensive work on the topic yet published.
Organized in alphabetical order by composer, each of the more than 200 entries provides information, where available, on the composer's life and career, and then details all works that include piano as well as information about commission, premiere, and composer bibliography and discography. The volume includes a keyboard music index as well as a general discography and a bibliography. This work should prove invaluable for scholars examining the impact of Black composers on music and dance, and it will be equally valuable to those devising repertoire for teaching and concert purposes.
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Key to Publishers, Collections, and ManuscriptsBiographical Background and a Bibliography of Composers of African Ancestry and Their Keyboard MusicAfrican ComposersAfrican American ComposersAfro-European ComposersAfro-Latino ComposersKeyboard Music IndexKeyboard Solos (Unaccompanied)Two InstrumentsThree InstrumentsFour Instruments (Keyboard with Other Instruments)Five InstrumentsSix Instruments Including KeyboardSeven Instruments Including KeyboardEight Instruments Including KeyboardNine Instruments Including KeyboardTen Instruments Including KeyboardEleven Instruments Including KeyboardTwelve Instruments Including KeyboardKeyboard with WoodwindsKeyboard with BrassKeyboard with PercussionKeyboard with StringsKeyboard with BandKeyboard with OrchestraKeyboard with ChoirKeyboard and Voice in Chamber EnsembleKeyboard with Jazz GroupKeyboard with Tape/Electronic SoundsDiscography
. . . a welcome addition to the currently available bibliographic tools for African-American keyboard music useful for its range and quantity of information will be very helpful to scholars, educators, and performers.