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Columbia College Chicago
New BMRE: The Black Composer and the Solo Voice

New BMRE: The Black Composer and the Solo Voice

Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago

New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director

Andrew Schultze, baritone
Barrington Coleman, tenor
Jebediah Patton, piano
Ashley Horne, violin
Rachel Handlin, violin
Reneé Baker, viola
Ed Moore, cello


The Negro Speaks of Rivers Howard Swanson (1907–78)
Weary Blues Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940)
Three Dream Portraits Margaret Bonds (1913–72)
Minstrel Man
Dream Variations
I, Too
Dream Thoughts Noel G. DaCosta (1929–2002)
Dream Dust
The Dream Keeper
Death of an Old Seaman Cecil Cohen (1894–1967)
Mortal Storm Robert Owens (b. 1925)
Genius Child
Faithful One
Prayer H. Leslie Adams (b. 1933)
Drums of Tragedy H. Leslie Adams
Song to the Dark Virgin Florence Price (1888–1953)

Supported in part with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.