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William Grant Still

The dean of African-American composers and one of the greatest classical musicians in American history, Still was born near Woodville on May 11, 1895. In 1930, Still composed Afro-American Symphony, ...

The dean of African-American composers and one of the greatest classical musicians in American history, Still was born near Woodville on May 11, 1895. In 1930, Still composed Afro-American Symphony, a blues-influenced work. Troubled Island was his first major opera. By the time of his death in 1978, he had written over 150 compositions.

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