WILLIAM GRANT STILL and the fusion of cultures in American music
Edition: First printing
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972. Octavo, quarter bound in gold rough cloth, paper spine label, and colour illustrated boards. Inscribed by contributor (Annette and Louis Kaufman) at front. Small, scarcely noticable bump to one corner of front cover, else a fine, jacketless copy. "William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 - December 3, 1978) was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his first symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television. He is often referred to as 'the Dean' of African-American composers." - Wikipedia. Includes a bibliograpy of his works.