Music of Black Composers at ACA - working draft list

Black composers at ACA

Works for Solo Piano

H. Leslie Adams

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Richard Thompson

Frederick C. Tillis

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Works for Organ

H. Leslie Adams

Wallace McClain Cheatham

Frederick C. Tillis

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Works for Voice

H. Leslie Adams

  • The Wider View - Complete cycle of songs for high voice and piano, 1988
    6 songs with texts by Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, R.H. Grenville, and James Dillet Freeman
  • Nightsongs - 6 songs for voice and piano, High, medium, and low ranges, new engraved edition 2018
  • Collected Songs6 songs on texts of various poets, updated edition 2019
  • Daybirth - 17 song collection on poetry by Joette McDonald, 2008
  • Five Millay Songs5 songs on texts of Edna St. Vincent Millay, in high, medium, or low edition, 1977, 14 min.
    Orchestra version also available
  • Dunbar SongsThree songs on Texts of Paul Laurence Dunbar for Medium High Voice, 1981
  • Blake's MonologuePrelude aria for the opera "Blake", newly engraved 2019, 5 min.

Wallace McClain Cheatham

  • A Collection of Songs88 pages of music, with additional sections of texts and notes, 2019
    Approximately 30 songs of different lengths, in groupings of Spirituals, Songs of Holy Women, Memoirs, Poetry, Prodigal Tales, etc.
  • Umukoro Songs3 songs for medium voice, 2004, 9 min.

Dorothy Rudd Moore

From the 1985 Opera "Frederick Douglas"

Richard Thompson

Frederick C. Tillis

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Works for String Instruments

H. Leslie Adams

T. J. Anderson

Ulysses Kay 

  • Sonata for viola and piano, 1942, newly engraved 2019
  • Sonatine for viola and piano, 1939, newly engraved 2019

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Frederick C. Tillis

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Works for Woodwind Instruments

H. Leslie Adams

T. J. Anderson

  • Sonorities for solo soprano saxophone, 2018, 4 min.
  • B Bop in 2 for solo alto sax, pre-recorded alto sax, live recording and playback, 1998, newly engraved 2020, 10 min.
  • Swing Set for clarinet and piano, 1972,  new engraved edition forthcoming 2020, 12 min.

Dorothy Rudd Moore

  • Night Fantasy for clarinet and piano, 1979, newly engraved 2020, 10 min.

Frederick C. Tillis

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Works for Brass Instruments

H. Leslie Adams

  • Grand March for trumpet and piano, 2017, 5 min.
  • Sonata for horn and piano - "Empire Sonata", 1960, revised 1980, 45 min.
  • Trombone Quartet for 4 trombones, 2005, 12 min.

T. J. Anderson

Frederick C. Tillis

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Choral Music

H. Leslie Adams

Wallace McClain Cheatham

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Frederick C. Tillis

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Works for Large Ensemble

H. Leslie Adams

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Frederick C. Tillis

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Opera and Cantata

H. Leslie Adams

T. J. Anderson

  • Personals - A Cantata for Narrator, SATB Chorus, and Brass Septet, 1966, 15 min.

Dorothy Rudd Moore

Richard Thompson