Fri., Jun. 19 9am-2pm on 90.5 FM | 90.5 Classical devotes a day to feature composers from the African diaspora.
For WKAR & 90.5 Classical, representative programming remains an important endeavor. Not just for Juneteeth and the commemoration of the end of slavery, but to hear these artists year-round. Particularly for a genre of music which has oftentimes been suppresive of the othered-voices.
We will play works by MSU grad Dr. Adolphus C. Hailstork, Joseph Bologne ("Le Mozart Noir"), and many more, but we'll begin at 9am with composer Jessie Montgomery and her very timely treatment of The Star-Spangled Banner.
We choose to expand our music library on days such as Juneteenth, and encourage our fellow public radio music stations to do the same, as those pieces will remain in our library forever. Through this, it helps us experience music on a deeper level, and to listen more.
- Jessie Montgomery: Banner
- Ignatius Sancho: Air & Kate of Aberdeen
- Adolphus C. Hailstork: Symphony No.3 - III. Scherzo
- L. Viola Kinney: Mother's Sacrifice
- Zenobia Powell Perry: Homage (to William Levi Dawson)
- Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto No.1 in A
- Florence Price: Moon Bridge
- Robert Nathaniel Dett: Ave Maria
- George Walker: Lyric for Strings (Sphinx Virtuosi Album No Longer Available)
- Quincy Hilliard: Coty
- Abdul Wadud: Camille (Bishara LP)
- James P. Johnson: Yamekraw
- William Childs: Incident on Larpentreur Avenue
- Ozie Cargile: Mixed Feelings
- William Grant Still: Symphony No.1 "Afro-American"
- Scott Joplin: Solace - A Mexican Serenade
- Duke Ellington: Three Black Kings
- Tunde Jegede: Wassoulu from "The Emidy Project - Odyssee d'un Esclave Musicien"
- Francis Johnson: The Philadelphia Gray's Quickstep; The Princeton Grand March; Johnson's March
- Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in A
- Edmund Jenkins: Charlestonia
- Margaret Bonds: To A Brown Dead Girl; I, Too
- Florence Price: Violin Concerto No.1
- Robert Nathaniel Dett: "The Place Where the Rainbow Ends" from "Magnolia"
- William Dawson: "The Bond of Africa" from "Negro Folk Symphony"
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