Florence Price

Quick Facts Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. First black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra Played her first piano recital at the age of four First composition was published at the age of …

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Quick Facts Esteemed British composer of the early 20th century Born in London, England Started to play the violin at the age of five Joined the Royal College of Music at the age of 15 Became a professor and conductor …

Duke Ellington

Quick Facts One of the originators of big-band jazz Had a big influence on the music of the twentieth century in classical, popular and jazz music genres Composed thousands of pieces Washington, D.C., U.S. Started playing the piano at the …

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Quick Facts First known classical composer of African ancestry Sometimes known as “Black Mozart” Born in Guadaloupe in the Caribbean to a wealthy colonial and his African slave Moved to France as a child Was one of the most important …

Scott Joplin

Quick Facts Known as The King of Ragtime Born in the United States in (most likely) 1867 on the Texas / Arkansas border Started playing the piano as a child Left home in his teens and started touring Ragtime has …

Songs with Ties

Songs Across the Rocky Mountain Amasee Banks of the Little Eau Pleine Cielito lindo Cradle Spell of Dunvegan Cuatro milpas / Four Cornfields De colores Dog Tick Down in the Valley El tortillero Go To Sleepy Great Mornin’ O Holy …

Zambian Folk Songs

Songs Bonse aba Mayo Nafwa See also songs from Africa national anthems world regions

Bonse aba

Lyrics – Bemba Bonse aba, mu pokelela, Ba lipele maka akuba bana. (repeat) Kuba bana, kuba bana, kuba bana bakwa lesa. (repeat) Muya ya ya, muya ya ya, muya ya ya, bakwa lesa. (repeat) Translation – All people All people …

Days of Summer Glory

Lyrics 1. Days of summer glory, Days I love to see, All your scenes so brilliant, They are dear to me. Refrain La la la, la la la, la la la, la, La la la, la la la 2. Let …

Summer is Coming

Lyrics 1. No more frosts and no more snows, No chilblains* on one’s toes. No more red ends to one’s nose, For summer is coming! 2. How I love you, muddy lane, How I love you, dirt and rain! Oh, …

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