An Introductory Resource to Music by
Black Composers

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Introduction

Over the summer, a dedicated group of studio faculty chairs and other leaders in the Music Division joined together to create Music by Black Composers: An Introductory Resource, a document that seeks to expand knowledge and build a more inclusive approach to repertoire. Repertoire and pedagogical choices can often grow out of habit and a narrowness of knowledge, shaped by a history of exclusion and diminished voices. In the Music Division, we are taking important steps to broaden our knowledge by creating a faculty-researched list of works by Black composers to embrace and work toward a more representative world of classical music.

As you will see from the following list, each participant spent time exploring music by Black composers and making a highly personal recommendation of works to hear and to perform. Our Juilliard Library staff, led by Jane Gottlieb, then annotated each suggestion with the availability of music, noting where to find the scores and pursuing sources if we did not already have the score. The document will be updated regularly to reflect new availability and you can always check Juilcat for the latest information.

We urge each of you to join in this exploration by listening to, sharing, and playing this extraordinarily rich body of work, which has been too often overlooked. This is meant to be a living document, so we invite each of you – our entire community of students, faculty, alumni, and staff – to help expand the list with your own discoveries and recommendations. Please send your suggestions to [email protected].

Expanding our knowledge is the beginning, and we welcome your thoughts and suggestions as we continue this essential conversation. As a next step, we will work together in putting this resource and others on the music of underrepresented composers into practice within the ongoing life of the Music Division. We look forward to building a broader world of excellence in music that is truly representative of gender, racial, ethnic and cultural heritage diversity.

Adam Meyer
Provost

Ara Guzelimian
Interim Dean and Director, Music Division

 


Recommendations from:

Nancy Allen, Harp
Lydia Brown, Collaborative Piano
Timothy Cobb, Double Bass
Ronald Copes, Violin
Elaine Douvas, Woodwinds
Daniel Druckman, Percussion
Aaron Flagg, Jazz Studies
Ara Guzelimian, Music Division
Fredara Hadley, Music History
Sharon Isbin, Guitar
Paul Jacobs, Organ
Yoheved Kaplinsky, Piano
Joel Krosnick, Cello
Raymond Mase, Brass
Adam Meyer, Provost
Bärli Nugent, Chamber Music
Samuel Rhodes, Viola
Joseph Soucy, Orchestral Studies
Weston Sprott, Preparatory Division
Curtis Stewart, Chamber Music
Brian Zeger, Vocal Arts

This online resource guide is updated on a regular basis. The Juilliard Library works continuously to update its holdings of works by Black Composers. Please check Juilcat for the most up-to-date information on resource availability.


 

Nancy Allen, Harp

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
MARGARET BONDS
(1913-1972)
Ballad of the Brown King Chorus (1954) Voice, piano, harp Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
Youtube: I. Of the Three Wise Men
JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES
(1745-1799)
Sonata for Flute and Harp in E flat major (1799) Flute and harp Score: E-score available via Juilcat
Youtube: Listen here
MICHAEL FRAZIER Melic Silhouettes (2015) Flute, viola, harp SoundCloud: Listen here
  Time Is an Impatient Thing (2018) Alto flute, viola, harp SoundCloud: Listen here
  Ursa Minor (2018) Tenor saxophone, piano, harp SoundCloud: Listen here
WILLIAM GRANT STILL
(1745-1799)
Ennanga (1956) Harp, string orchestra, piano Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
Youtube: Listen here
TANIA LEON (B. 1943) Journey (1990) Harp, flute, voice Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
Youtube: Listen

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Lydia Brown, Collaborative Piano

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
T.J. ANDERSON (b. 1928) Seven Cabaret Songs (1994) Jazz voice, flute, viola, cello, piano Score: Juilcat: 41 An234ca TJA
Compact Disc: Order pending
  Songs of Illumination (1990) Soprano, tenor, piano Score: Juilcat: 38 An234soi TJA
Compact Disc: Order pending
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND (b. 1974) Songs of Experience [various] (2005) Soprano and piano N/A — seeking sources
  Whitman’s War (2013) Soprano and piano Score: Order pending
GEORGE LEWIS (b. 1952) In the Breach (2015) Percussion (2), piano (2), violin N/A — seeking sources
  The Mangle of Practice (2014) Violin and piano Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
DOROTHY RUDD MOORE (b. 1940) From the Dark Tower (1972) Mezzo-soprano, cello, piano Score: Juilcat: OV SCORES 41 M7817fr ACA
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
  Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds, and Death (1976) Soprano, tenor, violin, piano Score: Juilcat: 41 M7817son ACA
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
DAVID SANFORD (b. 1963) Klatka Still (2006-7) Flute and piano Score: Juilcat: 20.1 V825ma Press
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
ALVIN SINGLETON (b. 1940) Inside-Out (1983-1984) Piano four hands Score: Juilcat: 4 Si64ins EAM
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Three Songs Soprano and piano Score: Juilcat: 38 W152so 1992h Keiser
YouTube: Listen here

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Timothy Cobb, Double Bass

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Nonet in F Minor, Op. 2 (1894) Violins (2), viola, cello, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano Score: Order pending
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 12182
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JULIUS EASTMAN (1940-1990) 440 (1973) Voice, violin, viola, double bass Score: Order pending
JEFFREY MUMFORD (b. 1955) Through the Filtering Dawn of Spreading Daybright Viola and double bass Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Spring Journey String quartet N/A — seeking sources
DOROTHY RUDD MOORE (b. 1940) Lament for Nine Instruments (1969) Flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, percussion, violin, viola, cello N/A — seeking sources

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Ronald Copes, Violin

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Four African Dances, Op. 58 (1904) Violin and piano Score: E-score available via Juilcat
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 10745
Juilcat: CD 12182
YouTube: Listen here
ANTHONY DAVIS (b. 1951) Maps (1988) Violin YouTube: Listen here
TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943) Axon (2002) Violin Score: Juilcat: 15 L551ax Peer
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
WYNTON MARSALIS (b. 1961) Fiddle Dance Suite (2017) Violin Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 20360
YouTube: I. Sidestep Reel
  Violin Concerto in D Major (2017) Violin Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 20360
Streaming: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: I. Rhapsody
ALVIN SINGLETON (b. 1940) Somehow We Can (1994) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 Si64so EAM
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 10204
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Bleu (2013) Violin Score: Juilcat: 13 W152bl Subito
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
DOLORES WHITE (b. 1932) Three Short Pictures Violin and piano YouTube: III. Bouncy

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Elaine Douvas, Woodwinds

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
ELEANOR ALBERGA (b. 1949) Succubus Moon (2007) Oboe and string quartet Score: Order pending
SoundCloud: Listen here
Youtube: Listen here
BRENNO BLAUTH (1931-1993) Concertino for Oboe and Strings Oboe and string orchestra Score: Juilcat: 25.7 B6137co T.17 TrevCo
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
VALERIE COLEMAN (b. 1970) Red Clay and Mississippi River (2015) Wind quintet Score:
  • Please contact library for availability.
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Nonet in F Minor, Op. 2 (1894) Violins (2), viola, cello, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano Score: Order pending
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 12182
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Incantation and Dance (1945) Oboe and piano Score: Juilcat: 20.3 St54in Fisch
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 2445
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943) De Memorias (2000) Woodwind quintet Score: Juilcat: 23.5 L551dem Peer
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE LEWIS (b. 1952) Monads (1977) Bass clarinet, cello, saxophone, alto trombone, tenor trombone, violin Compact Disc: Order pending

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Daniel Druckman, Percussion

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
TIMOTHY ADAMS (b. 1962) Armed Guards Capture Rare Rhino (2015)

Cajon trio

Score: Juilcat: 13 Ad1947ar BachMP
YouTube: Listen here
JONATHAN BAILEY HOLLAND (b. 1974) The Clarity of Cold Air (2013) Flute, clarinet, violin cello, piano, percussion Score: Order pending
SoundCloud: Listen here
ELIZABETH A. BAKER Shapes (2012) Bass drum, tambourine, xylophone Score:
  • Please contact library for availability.
JONATHAN BINGHAM Untitled (2015) Flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, marimba, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola, double bass SoundCloud: Listen here
KEVIN DAY (b. 1996) (loco)motion (2018) Clarinet, marimba, piano quartet SoundCloud: Listen here
  un(ravel)ed (2019) Pierrot ensemble and percussion SoundCloud: Listen here
COREY DUNDEE . . . remnants . . . (2019) Violin, bassoon, piano, percussion SoundCloud: Listen here
  colorless green ideas sleep furiously (2015) Piccolo, E-flat clarinet, violin, toy piano, cello, percussion SoundCloud: Listen here
MICHAEL FRAZIER Panels (2014) Bass clarinet and percussion ensemble SoundCloud: Listen here
TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943) A La Par (2007) Piano and percussion Score: Juilcat: 25.2 L551a PeerS
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE LEWIS (b. 1952 Thistledown (2012) Piano, cello, violin, percussion YouTube: Listen here
ALLISON LOGGINS- HULL Hammers (2018) Flute and percussion quartet Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
QUINN MASON (b. 1996) Weapon Wheel (2018/19) Concert or marching bass drum trio Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
JOE W. MOORE III (b. 1986) Black Minerals Percussion quartet Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
  Crescent (2020) Percussion quintet Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
JEFFREY MUMFORD (b. 1955) a garden of flourishing paths (2008, rev. 2017) Mixed quintet YouTube: Listen here
SHAWN E OKPEBHOLO (b. 1981) Distance (2016)

Cello and marimba

Score: Order pending
SoundCloud: Listen here
  X (2014) Percussion ensemble Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
ALVIN SINGLETON (b. 1940) Argoru VI (1970) Marimba Score: Juilcat: 13 Si64ar no.6 EAM
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here

Additional Resources:

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Aaron Flagg, Jazz Studies

Chair and Associate Director

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b. 1941) Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1996) Trumpet and piano Score: Juilcat: 21.1 H1263so Press
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
CHARLES LLOYD (b. 1938) Crucifixion (1999) Trumpet and piano N/A — seeking sources
ULYSSES SIMPSON KAY (1917-1995) Tromba (1985) Trumpet and piano Score: Juilcat: 21.2 K18tr Pemb
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
HALE SMITH (1925-2009) Exchanges (1970) Trumpet and wind band N/A — seeking sources
MARY D. WATKINS (b. 1939) Mount Cathedral (1994) Trumpet and piano Score: Order pending

Additional Resources:

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Ara Guzelimian, Music Division

Interim Dean and Director

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
DAVID BAKER (1931-2016) “Blues” from Cello Sonata (1973) Cello and piano Score: Order pending
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
ANTHONY BARFIELD (b. 1983) Movement I from Meditations (2007) Trombone and piano Score: Order pending
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube: Listen on YouTube
MARGARET BONDS (1913-1972) Troubled Water (1967) Piano Score: Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
IRENE BRITTON SMITH (1907-1999) Movement I from Violin Sonata (1947) Violin and piano Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
BILLY CHILDS (b. 1957) “Water” from Two Elements (2007) Brass quintet and piano Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 17398
YouTube: Listen here
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Nonet in F Minor, Op. 2 (1894) Violins (2), viola, cello, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano Score: Order pending
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 12182
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) “Mother and Child” from Suite No. 2 (1943) Violin and piano Score: Juilcat: 15 St54su WGStill
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK  (b. 1941) Adagio from String Quartet No. 1 (2005) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 H1263ps no.1 Press
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen Here
TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943) De Memorias (2000) Woodwind quintet Score: Juilcat: 23.5 L551dem Peer
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JESSIE MONTGOMERY (b. 1981) Strum (2006: rev. 2012) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.5 M7663st Jmont
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 19215
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Andante Moderato from String Quartet in G (1929) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 P931ps G maj. ClarNan
YouTube: Listen here
ALVIN SINGLETON (b. 1940) Again (1979) Orchestra Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 10204
Streaming Audio: Available in this New York Times article

Additional Resources:

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Fredara Hadley, Music History

Faculty

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
ANTHONY R. GREEN On Top of a Frosted Hill (2011) Cello and piano Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
ALLISON LOGGINS- HULL Stolen (2017) Cello Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
JESSIE MONTGOMERY (b. 1981) Strum (2006: rev. 2012) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.5 M7663st Jmont
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 19215
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JULIA PERRY (1924-1979) Homunculus, C.F. (1960) Percussion (10) Score: Juilcat: 25.2 P4285ho SouthP
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
ULYSSES SIMPSON KAY (1917-1995) Six Dances (1954) String orchestra Score: Order pending
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here

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Sharon Isbin, Guitar

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943) ¡Paisanos Semos! (1984) Guitar Score:Juilcat: 11 L551pa PeerS
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 13482
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  Bailarín (1998) Guitar Score: Juilcat: 11 L551ba Peer
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 15556
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JOÃO LUIZ Compositions and Arrangements for Guitar Guitar N/A — seeking sources

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Paul Jacobs, Organ

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Three Impromptus, Op. 78 (1911) Organ Score: Juilcat: 9 C679im op.78 Master
YouTube:
NOEL DACOSTA (1929-2002) Generata for Organ and Strings (1981) Organ and strings Compact Disc: Order pending
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) An Organ Collection Organ Score: Juilcat: 9 St54 AA WGStiℓℓ
EUGENE HANCOCK (1929-1993) Five Spirituals [contained in An Organ Book of Spirituals] Organ Score: Juilcat: 9 Or3ha Lorenz
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Suite No. 1 for Organ Organ Score: Juilcat: 9 P931su Cℓar
YouTube: Listen here

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Yoheved Kaplinsky, Piano

Department Chair

 

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
MARGARET BONDS (1913-1972) Troubled Water (1967) Piano Score: Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)

YouTube: Listen here
JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799) Adagio in F Minor (published 1981) Piano Score: Juilcat: 2 Sa23ad Merion
Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
R. NATHANIEL DETT (1882-1943) Suite, In the Bottoms (1913) Piano Score: Compact Disc: Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Three Visions (1936) Piano Score: Juilcat: 2 St54vi WGStill
Compact Disc:
Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)

YouTube: Listen here
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Sonata in E Minor (1932) Piano Score: Juilcat: 2 P931so Schirm
Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)

YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Sonata No. 2 (1956) Piano Score: Juilcat: 2 W152so no.2 Gal
Compact Disc: Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here

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Joel Krosnick, Cello

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON (1932-2004) “Calvary,” String Quartet No. 1 String quartet Score: Juilcat: 27 P419ps Keiser
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  Lamentations Black/Folk Song Suite (1979) Cello Score: Juilcat: 18 P419lam Keiser
Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
DOROTHY RUDD MOORE (b. 1940) Baroque Suite (1965) Cello Score: Juilcat: 18 M7817ba ACA 2020
YouTube: Listen here
  Songs From the Dark Tower (1972) Mezzo-soprano, cello, piano Score: Juilcat: 41 M7817fr ACA
YouTube: Listen here
JEFFREY MUMFORD (b. 1955) Amid Fleeting Pockets of Billowing Radiance (1990) Cello Score: Juilcat: 18 M919am Press
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 5106
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Sonata for Violoncello and Piano (1995) Cello and piano Score: Ordered from vendor
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 13442
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  String Quartet No. 1 (1946) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 W152ps no.1 Keiser
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 16735
YouTube: Listen here
  String Quartet No. 2 (1968) String quartet Score: Compact Disc: YouTube: Listen here

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Raymond Mase, Brass

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
ED BLAND (1926-2013) Brass Quintet (1994) Brass quintet

Score:

YouTube: Listen here

BILLY CHILDS (b. 1957) Two Elements (2007) Brass quintet and piano Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 17398
YouTube: I. Water
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b.1941) Spiritual Trumpets (4) and trombones (4) Score: Juilcat: 24.6 H1263sp Wimb
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Suite for Brasses and Piano (1930) Brasses and piano N/A — seeking sources
ULYSSES SIMPSON KAY (1917-1995) Brass Quartet (1965) Brass quartet Score: Juilcat: 24.4 K18
YouTube: Listen here
  Tromba (1985) Trumpet and piano Score: Juilcat: 21.2 K18tr Pemb
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane (1995) Brass quintet Score: Juilcat: 24.5 W152mu Keiser
Compact Disc: Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Invokation

Additional Resources:

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Adam Meyer, Provost

 

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
MARCOS BALTER (b. 1974) Live Water (2007) Viola Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 17283
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
Bandcamp: Listen here
JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT- GEORGES (1745-1799) String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1, No. 1 String quartet Score: E-score available via Juilcat
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 20069
YouTube:
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Fantasiestücke for String Quartet, Op.5 (1895) String quartet Score:YouTube: Listen here
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b. 1941) Sanctum: Rhapsody for Viola and Piano (1995) Viola and piano Score: Juilcat: 17 H1263sa Press
Compact Disc: Juilcat: 11351
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
NATHALIE JOACHIM (b. 1983) Dam Mwen Yo (2016) Solo cello and recorded voices Bandcamp: Digital album available here
YouTube: Listen here
JESSIE MONTGOMERY (b. 1981) Voodoo Dolls (2008) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 M7663vo Jmont
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Viola Sonata (1989) Viola and piano Score: Juilcat: 17 W152so MMB
Compact Disc: Juilcat: 16968
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here

Additional Resources:

  • The American Viola Society Underrepresented Composer Database
    Database of viola music by composers from historically underrepresented groups
    Free access via AVS

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Bärli Nugent, Chamber Music

Assistant Dean and Director

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN (b. 1970) Fast BLACK Dance Machine (2002) Cello, flute, clarinet, percussion, violin Score: Juilcat: 25.6 R757fa Subito
Online Audio: Listen here
JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799) Sonata in E-flat Major (1799) Harp and flute Score: E-score available via Juilcat
YouTube: Listen here
VALERIE COLEMAN (b. 1970) Umoja Wind quintet Score: Juilcat: 23.5 C6785um VCoℓe
YouTube: Listen here
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) Nonet in F Minor, Op. 2 (1894) Violins (2), viola, cello, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, piano Score: Order pending
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 12182
YouTube: Listen here
  Quintet in F- sharp Minor, Op. 10 (1895) Clarinet, violins (2), viola, cello Score: Juilcat: 25.5 C679rc Rara
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 15304
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Miniatures (1963) Woodwind quintet Score: Juilcat: 23.32 St54mi OUP
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 15269
Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)

YouTube: Listen here
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Adoration (1951) Organ Score: E-score available via University of Arkansas library
YouTube: Listen here

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Samuel Rhodes, Viola

Department Chair

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
JOSEPH BOLOGNE, CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES (1745-1799) String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 1, No. 1 String quartet Score: E-score available via Juilcat
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 20069
YouTube:
CHARLES MINGUS (1922-1979) String Quartet No. 1 (1972) String quartet N/A — seeking sources
BILLY TAYLOR (1921-2010) Homage (1995) String quartet and jazz trio Score: Score available via JSTOR
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube:
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Viola Sonata (1989) Viola and piano Score: Juilcat: 17 W152so MMB
Compact Disc: Juilcat: 16968
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here

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Joseph Soucy, Orchestral Studies

Assistant Dean

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Symphony No. 4, “Autochthonous” (1947) Orchestra Score: Juilcat: 31 St54sy no.4 WGStiℓℓ
YouTube: Listen here
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b.1941) An American Port of Call (1985) Orchestra Score: Juilcat: 31 H1263amp Press
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 1114
Streaming Audio:
  • Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
  • DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JULIA PERRY (1924-1979) Short Piece for Orchestra (1952) Orchestra Streaming Audio: Juilcat: LP TALMA
YouTube: Listen here
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (1940) Orchestra Score: Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 7797
YouTube: Listen here
DOROTHY RUDD MOORE (b. 1940) Transcension (“I have been to the mountaintop”) (1986) Flute, oboe, clarinet, string quartet Score: YouTube: Listen here
ULYSSES SIMPSON KAY (1917-1995) Chariots: An Orchestral Rhapsody (1978) Orchestra Score: Juilcat: 31 K18ch Pemb
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Sinfonia No. 5, “Visions” (2016) Orchestra and voice Score: Juilcat: 31 W152sy no.5 Subito
YouTube: Listen here

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Weston Sprott, Preparatory Division

Dean

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
ANTHONY BARFIELD (b. 1983) Movement I from Meditations (2007) Trombone and piano Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912) Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 10 (1895) Clarinet quintet Score: Juilcat: 25.5 C679rc Rara
Compact Disc:
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  Fantasiestücke for String Quartet, Op.5 (1895) String quartet Score: YouTube: Listen here
WYNTON MARSALIS (b. 1961) Violin Concerto in D Major (2017) Violin Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 20360
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: I. Rhapsody
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) Concerto for Trombone (1957) Trombone and orchestra Score: Ordered from vendor
Compact Disc: YouTube: Listen here

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Curtis Stewart, Chamber Music

Chamber Music and New Juilliard Ensemble Manager

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
MARCOS BALTER (b. 1974) Ignis Fatuus (2008) Violin Score: Juilcat: 15 B2175ig Schott
YouTube: Listen here
TYONDAI BRAXTON (b. 1978) ArpRec1 (2017) String quartet Score: Order pending
Compact Disc: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here
DON BYRON (b. 1958) Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye (2012) String quartet Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
BILLY CHILDS (b. 1957) Unrequited (2015) String quartet Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
SAMUEL COLERIDGE- TAYLOR (1875-1912) and MAUD POWELL (1867-1920) Deep River (1904) Piano Score: Juilcat: 15 C679ned Master
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 2753
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
WILLIAM GRANT STILL (1895-1978) Danzas de Panama (1948) String quartet Score: Juilcat: CAGE 22.5 St54dan SouthP JSQBxC14f09
Compact Disc: Juilcat: LP STILL
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  Lyric Quartette (1960) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 St54ℓy WGStiℓℓ
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  Suite for Violin and Piano (1943) Violin and piano Score: Juilcat: 15 St54su WGStill
Compact Disc: Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JLIN (b. 1987) Little Black Book (2018) String quartet and kick drum Score: E-score available via Kronos Quartet website
SoundCloud: Listen here
WYNTON MARSALIS (b. 1961) At the Octoroon Balls (1999) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 27 M351at Mars
Compact Disc: Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
MARC MELLITS (b. 1966) Tapas (2007) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 M489ps no.3 Dacia
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
JESSIE MONTGOMERY (b. 1981) Breakaway (2013) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 M7663br Jmont
YouTube: Listen here
  Strum (2006) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.5 M7663st Jmont
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 19215
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  Voodoo Dolls (2008) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 M7663vo Jmont
YouTube: Listen here
FLORENCE PRICE (1887-1953) Five Folksongs in Counterpoint (c. 1949) String quartet Score: Juilcat: REF 0 W842co GKHall v.8
Streaming Audio: Naxos Music Library (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
  String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (1935) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 P931ps no.2 Schirm
YouTube: Listen here
JOEL THOMPSON (b. 1988) In Response to the Madness (2019) String quartet Score: E-score available via UCLA library
YouTube: Listen here
FREDERICK TILLIS (1930-2020) Spiritual Fantasy No. 12 (1988) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 T465sp no.12 ACA
Streaming Audio: DRAM (Juilcat Plus)
YouTube: Listen here
GEORGE WALKER (1922-2018) String Quartet No. 1 (1946) String quartet Score: Juilcat: 22.4 W152ps no.1 Keiser
Compact Disc: Juilcat: CD 16735
YouTube:
SHELLEY WASHINGTON (b. 1991) Middleground (2016) String quartet Compact Disc: Order pending
Spotify: Listen here
PAMELA Z (b. 1956) And the movement of the tongue (2012) String quartet with tape Score: Order pending
YouTube: Listen here

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Brian Zeger, Vocal Arts

Artistic Director

Composer Title Instrumentation Availability
ANTHONY DAVIS (b. 1951) It was (1992) Soprano, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello N/A — seeking sources
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b. 1941) 4 Romantic Songs (1895) Voice and piano Score: Juilcat: 38 H1263ro s Press
YouTube: Listen here
TANIA LEÓN (b. 1943) Atwood Songs (2004) Soprano and piano Score: Juilcat: 38 L551at s Peer
YouTube: Listen here
JESSIE MONTGOMERY (b. 1981) Loisaida, I Love You (2016) [Loisaida, my love] Soprano and cello

Score:

  • Please contact library for availablity.
DOROTHY RUDD MOORE (b. 1940) Weary Blues (1972) Baritone, cello, piano Score: YouTube: Listen here

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