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The Lost Chord: February 7 - Still Runs Deep

William Grant Still was recognized as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.”  His Symphony No. 1, the “Afro-American Symphony,” is probably his best-known music, but his Symphony No. 2, “Song of a New Race,” is equally attractive, full of good tunes, with a second movement George Gershwin could have only wished he had written.  On a more somber note is Still’s choral ballad, “And They Lynched Him on a Tree,” contemporary with Abel Meeropols’ “Strange Fruit.”  The hour will conclude with the beautiful and contemplative “Summerland.”  Still is still the one, this Sunday at 10 pm.