Materials

At ONEcomposer, we believe that diverse music education and performance are essential for combatting historical erasure.  We encourage all music educators, students, advocates, performers, and listeners to engage with the materials gathered below by our team and affiliates. In doing so, we hope to create a ONEcomposer community spreading the monumental sounds of this year's featured composer: Florence Price.

Florence Price Resources

Sheet Music

Publisher (owner of Price estate): Wise Music/G. Schirmer:

https://www.wisemusicclassical.com/composer/4938/Florence-Price/

Classical Vocal Reprints (collection of 44 songs, organ and keyboard works): www.classicalvocalrep.com

Archive Websites

Organizations

International Florence Price Festival: https://www.pricefest.org/

Music by Black Composers: https://www.musicbyblackcomposers.org/

Books

The Heart of a Woman by Rae Linda Brown: 

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-heart-of-a-woman-rae-linda-brown/1133878497

From Spirituals to Symphonies by Helen Walker-Hill: 

https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/27hgb6pc9780252074547.html

Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry by Sandra Jean Graham: 

https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/59cfn2tx9780252041631.html

News Articles

Black Scholars Confront White Supremacy in Classical Music written by Alex Ross, September 21, 2020:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/09/21/black-scholars-confront-white-supremacy-in-classical-music

The Rediscovery of Florence Price written by Alex Ross, January 29, 2018:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/the-rediscovery-of-florence-price

Research Articles

Beyond Elijah Rock, The Non-Idiomatic Choral Music of Black Composers: 

https://www.mlagmusic.com/research/beyond-elijah-rock

Associated Black Artists/Repertoire

Margaret Bonds

New York Public Library: http://archives.nypl.org/scm/24664

Yale University: https://archives.yale.edu/repositories/11/resources/964

Georgetown University: https://findingaids.library.georgetown.edu/repositories/15/resources/10453

Limited Print Music Available. Email info@onecomposer.org for more information

Undine Smith-Moore

Speaker Series Resources

Michelle Cann

Justin Hopkins and Jeanne-Minette Cilliers

Website: https://www.justinhopkinsopera.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jlhopkin

Event program: [download]

Anna Steppler

Biography: https://music.cornell.edu/anna-steppler

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