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Still: Summerland / Still, Dewitt, New Zealand Quartet


Release Date: 02/01/1994 
Label:  Koch International Classics Catalog #: 7192   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa StillSusan DeWitt SmithMichael Steer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexa Still’s arrangement of two movements from the Suite for Violin is a wonderful addition to the solo flute repertoire. Mother and Child is lyrical, sustained and expressive, employing the singing qualities of all of the flute’s ranges and is reminiscent of both spirituals and Debussy. Gamin is a rhythmic, humorous and jazzy piece which contrasts the previous movement and challenges the flutist technically.

-- africlassical.blogspot.com
Alexa Still’s arrangement of two movements from the Suite for Violin is a wonderful addition to the solo flute repertoire. Mother and Child is lyrical, sustained and expressive, employing the singing qualities of all of the flute’s ranges and is reminiscent of both spirituals and Debussy. Gamin is a rhythmic, humorous and jazzy piece which contrasts the previous movement and challenges the flutist technically.

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Works on This Recording

1. Three Visions: no 2, Summerland by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Grant Still 
2. Quit Dat Fool'nish by William Grant Still
Performer:  Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano), Alexa Still (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Grant Still 
3. Pastorela by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Alexa Still 
4. Folk Suite no 1 by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5. Suite for Violin and Piano: 2nd movement, Slowly "Mother and Child" by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6. Prelude for Flute, String Quintet and Piano by William Grant Still
Performer:  Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano), Michael Steer (Double Bass), Alexa Still (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 
7. Suite for Violin and Piano: 3rd movement, Rhythmicaly and humorously "Gamin" by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8. Here's One by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Alexa Still 
9. Songs of Separation: If you should go by William Grant Still
Performer:  Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano), Alexa Still (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Alexa Still 
10. Song for the Lonely by William Grant Still
Performer:  Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano), Alexa Still (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Alexa Still 
11. Bayou Home by William Grant Still
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Susan DeWitt Smith (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Alexa Still 

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