All About Jazz

The WITNESS Collection, The Soul of American Music

About album

This is a collection, which includes these two recordings:
Skyward My People Rose, Music of William Grant Still Clarion CLR905CD; originally released as Witness Voume II, The Music of William Grant Still Collins Classics 14542;

Got the Saint Louis Blues, Classical Music in the Jazz Age; Clarion CLR907CD; The Chariot Jubilee by R. Nathaniel Dett; Charlestonia: Folk Rhapsody for Orchestra, No.1 by Edmond Thornton Jenkins

copyright 2004

Genre: African-American composers
Publisher: Gothic, Orcas, Washington
Label: Clarion CLR9044CD

"In this ground-breaking series of recordings, Philip Brunelle and the artistic forces of VocalEssence have championed the nearly forgotten artistry of the classical African-American composer. They have given the world of music an inestimable gift!"

- Dr. Anton Armstrong, Professor of Music and Conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, St. Olaf College