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New BMRE: Black Women Composers from Parlor to Podium

New BMRE: Black Women Composers from Parlor to Podium

Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago

New Black Music Repertory Ensemble

Music from the Helen Walker-Hill Collection
CBMR Library and Archives

Jonita Lattimore, soprano
Maggie Brown, vocalist

Don Mead, piano
Dianna White-Gould, piano
Edna Williams, piano
John McLaughlin Williams, violin
Dileep Gangolli, clarinet
Reneé Baker, violin
Ed Moore, cello


Sonata for Violin and Piano (1947)Irene Britton Smith (1907–1999)
Five Pieces for B-flat Clarinet (1993)Dolores White
Down Hearted Blues (1923)Lovie Austin (1887–1972 and Alberta Hunter (1895–1984)
Stay: A Torch Ballad (1936)Elizabeth Handy (d. 1939)
Pentasketch for piano trio (1992)Regina Harris Baiocchi (b. 1956)
Energico from Memories for piano trio (1981)Lettie Beckon Alston (b. 1953)


Pulsations for solo violin (1974, rev. 1993)Lettie Beckon Alston
Three Pieces for Violin and Piano (1966–67)Dorothy Rudd Moore (b. 1940)
Fantasy-Toccata for piano (1996–97)Dolores White
Bus Stop (2000)Mary Watkins (b. 1951)
Las Tarantulas for cello and piano (1992)Dolores White
Spring Intermezzo from Four Seasonal Sketches for piano (1955)Betty Jackson King (1928–1994)
Angel Mother (1899)Nettie Taylor/H. C. Cayson
Godmother’s Lesson from Gbeldahoven (1996–1997)Regina Harris Baiocchi
Songs of LoveLena Johnson McLin (b. 1928)
Silence (1987)
The Unlucky Apple (1987)
If I Could Give You All I Have (1986)
The Year's at the SpringLena Johnson McLin
Call JesusLena Johnson McLin

The event was presented in collaboration with Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, the Chicago Community Trust, and the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation.