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William Grant Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Wood Notes ()

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composed by William Grant Still

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William Grant Still: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3; Wood Notes - Fort Smith Symphony; John Jeter (conductor)
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  1. Wood Notes, suite for orchestra
  2. Symphony No. 2 in G minor ("Song of A New Race")
  3. Symphony No. 3 ("Sunday Symphony")
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Composer William Grant Still is almost invariably represented on orchestral programs by his Symphony No. 1 ("Afro-American"), but in his day he was championed by Stokowski and Rodzinski among others, and heard his works played by major symphony orchestras. The Fort Smith Symphony in Arkansas under conductor John Jeter has undertaken a complete cycle of Still's orchestral music, and the first thing to be pointed out about it is that this regional small-city ensemble sounds startlingly good. Still's subtle orchestration ...