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Music Library Thematic Displays: Celebration of Black History Month

This guide showcases resources from the George F. DeVine Music Library centered on specific themes. Selected themes reflect UT School of Music events and programs, as well as cultural celebrations.

Celebration of Black History Month Banner Art

Display Case

DeVine Music Library Display Case featuring Florence Price and William Grant Still

Gallery of Black Musicians

Aretha Franklin headshot

Aretha Franklin
(March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018)

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Beyonce headshot

Beyoncé
(September 4, 1981 - )

Grove Music Online

Chuck Berry playing guitar

Chuck Berry
(October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017)

Grove Music Online

Prince playing guitar

Prince
(June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016)

 

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Whitney Houston headshot

Whitney Houston
(August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012)

 

Grove Music Online

Marvin Gaye headshot

Marvin Gaye
(April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984)

 

Grove Music Online

Little Richard headshot

Little Richard
(December 5, 1932 - May 9, 2020)

Grove Music Online

Ella Fitzgerald headshot

Ella Fitzgerald
(April 25, 1917 - June 15, 1996)

Grove Music Online

Florence B. Price

Florence B. Price headshot


Florence B. Price
(April 9, 1887 - June 3, 1953)

Scores of Florence B. Price

Scores of Florence B. Price in Our Collection


The scores listed below are only a select few from our collection.

Check out the rest of our collection on OneSearch!

Books about Florence B. Price

Audio/Visual Materials for Florence B. Price

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major


Below are the three movements of Florence B. Price's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major from one of our database, Alexander Street Press.
I. Tempo moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegro


About Black History Month

Celebration of Black History Month 
2021 Theme: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

The Black Family from the Black History Bulletin Flyer Art

The George F. DeVine Music Library is celebrating and honoring Black History Month by showcasing and remembering some of the many amazing Black artists that positively impacted the realms of music even to today. In our display case found inside of our library, we are highlighting two 20th-century composers, Florence B. Price and William Grant Still, with some of their scores, CDs, and books. Throughout this LibGuide, you will find biographies from our UT Libraries databases, materials from our collection, and information directly from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

 

Source:
www.asalh.org/black-history-themes/

William Grant Still

William Grant Still headshot


William Grant Still
(May 11, 1895 - December 3, 1978)

Scores of William Grant Still

Scores of William Grant Still in Our Collection


The scores listed below are only a select few from our collection.

Check out the rest of our collection on OneSearch!

Books about William Grant Still

Audio/Visual Materials for William Grant Still

Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American)


Below are the four movements of William Grant Still's Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American) from one of our database, Alexander Street Press.
I. Moderato assai
II. Adagio
III. Animato
IV. Lento, con risoluzione

Attached is a score of the piece at the bottom from Alexander Street Press.


Online databases for further exploration