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"Music and the Arts" Mini Tote or Sports Bottle
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Sports Bottle   Price:   $5.95
Mini Tote   Price:   $4.95
Both   Price:   $10.90

The Little Song That Wanted To Be A Symphony - Children's Book and CD
BRAND NEW! Children's Book w/Audio CD

William Grant Still wrote the musical story, The Little Song That Wanted To Be A Symphony, to demonstrate the need for human understanding. Join the Little Song as it explores the world in search of its grand dream of becoming a symphony and as it eventually realizes that it is a far greater dream to bring harmony to people everywhere. This softcover book comes with a CD featuring Still’s wonderful orchestral work by the same name with story narration. The cultural idioms represented in the story are: Native American, Bayou Locals, Oriental, Latin American, African-American, Italian American, Big City Youth and Mountain Folk. Wonderfully illustrated by Victor Cano.
Price:   $14.95 Softcover Book w/CD

My Life, My Words
NEW RELEASE!

MY LIFE, MY WORDS - The Autobiography of William Grant Still, with additional materials by the composer's daughter, Judith Anne Still.
Hardback.
Price:   Hardback $19.95

In One Lifetime
William Grant Still Biography

In One Lifetime is the compelling biography of William Grant Still, written by his wife and life-long collaborator, Verna Arvey. Thousands of copies sold. ( #B101 )
Hardback (1st Edition)   Price:   $39.95
Hardback ( 2nd Printing )   Price:   $20.00
Paperback   Price:   $9.00

Little David Had No Fear
William Grant Still Biography

Little David Had No Fear is the story of the boyhood years and adult achievements of one of the most important composers of the twentieth century, William Grant Still. A biography for children and young adults by Judith Anne Still, the daughter of the late composer-conductor. Beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist, Lea Magruder. ( #B149 )
Price:   First Edition: Hardback $18.95

Classical Music Trivia
Entertainment Book

Classical Music Trivia is full of fascinating musical facts, firsts, peculiarities, and anecdotes which are immersed in history, humor, and lessons for our daily lives. Delightful, light-hearted illustrations. Classical Music Trivia is great for individual enjoyment or for social occasions. ( See "Gifts" section for the Classical Music Trivia Party Kit and other gift products. ) ( #B146 )
CMT Hardback ( 1st Edition )   Price:   $14.95
CMT Paperback   Price:   $10.95

Classical Music Trivia Party Kit
Entertainment Product

The hit book, Classical Music Trivia, is now available in a party kit. Quiz your friends, family, co-workers and others with this entertaining book. Party kits come with the Classical Music Trivia paperback, game instructions and party ideas, music QandA bookmarkers (2), music pencil, and party balloons in white, red and black, in a clear, string-tied plastic case. ( See "Gifts" section for option to purchase gift-wrapped Classical Music Trivia book. )
Price:   $16.95

How to Become a Great Creative Genius
A Must-Read

How to Become a Great Creative Genius by Judith Anne Still sets aside everything you learned in school about intelligence, creativity and genius, and tells the reader exactly what qualities he or she can cultivate in order to become a great creative genius!
Price:   First Edition: Hardback $19.95

A Voice High-Sounding: The Life & Career of William Grant Still
DVD

Now you can get the story of William Grant Still on DVD!

Judith Anne Still, the daughter of William Grant Still, presents the unforgettable story of this pioneering American composer and conductor of classical music.

Available with the William Grant Still biography, In One Lifetime, by Verna Arvey, Still's wife and life-long collaborator.
DVD Only   Price:   $19.95
DVD and Pprbk   Price:   $28.95

William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music
Essays, Articles, Thematic Catalog and Program Notes

William Grant Still and the Fusion of Cultures in American Music - A collection of essays, musicological and historical articles as edited by Judith Anne Still, Lisa M. Headlee and Robert Haas. Contains the composer's thematic catalog, program notes, and index.
Second edition. ( #B102 )
Hardback   Price:   $47.50
Paperback   Price:   $29.95

William Grant Still: A Voice High-Sounding
Collection of Articles and Essays

William Grant Still: A Voice High-Sounding is a collection of sixteen insightful and controversial essays by Judith Anne Still, the daughter of composer-conductor, William Grant Still, revealing hitherto unknown facts about his private life and philosophy. Essays also confront issues of race, politics in music, mysticism, and the consequences of social bias.
First edition. ( #VHS-B158 )
Hardback   Price:   $29.95
Paperback   Price:   $21.95

Just Tell the Story: Troubled Island
Operas of William Grant Still

The dramatic story of the first grand opera written by an African-American, William Grant Still, to be produced by a major American opera company, as told through original source material. Edited by Judith Anne Still and Lisa M. Headlee. Also available with 2-CD recording of the opera. [ See the "Troubled Island" link also. ] ( #B162 )
Hardback (1st Edition)   Price:   $39.95
Hardback and 2-CD Set   Price:   $49.85
2-CD Set only   Price:   $21.90

I Dream a World: The Operas of William Grant Still
Operas of William Grant Still

I Dream a World: The Operas of William Grant Still by Beverly Soll provides details on all of the Still operas, including scenarios, characters, thematic material, production requirements, and so on. Published by the University of Arkansas Press-Fayetteville. ( #B163 )
First Edition: Hardback  Price:   $29.95

William Grant Still Studies: A Congress Report
Collection of Articles and Essays

William Grant Still Studies: A Congress Report- Scholarly articles about the composer and his music written by accomplished musicologists, released by the University of Arkansas.
( #B107 )
Paperback  Price:   $8.99

Studies of Contemporary American Composers: William Grant Still
Study of Composer with Catalog of Works to 1939

Studies of Contemporary American Composers: William Grant Still - An important study of William Grant Still by Verna Arvey, which includes Still's catalog of works up to 1939. Introduction by John Tasker Howard.
[ Verna Arvey: Collected Articles Vol. 5 ]
Spiral Bound  Price:   $8.95

William Grant Still Reader: Essays on American Music
Collection of Articles and Essays

William Grant Still Reader: Essays on American Music is a ground-breaking collection of articles and essays by William Grant Still, as edited by Jon M. Spencer and published by Duke University Press. (#B117)
Paperback  Price:   $17.99

William Grant Still: Collected Articles
Collection of Articles

A full collection of scholarly articles written by composer William Grant Still as well as articles co-written with Verna Arvey, journalist and wife-collaborator of the composer.
Spiral Bound  Price:   $24.95

William Grant Still: Collected Speeches & Lectures
Collection of Articles

A full collection of speeches and lectures delivered by composer William Grant Still as well as speeches and lectures delivered by Verna Arvey, journalist and wife-collaborator of the composer.
Spiral Bound  Price:   $24.95

Verna Arvey: Collected Articles Vol. I - Music & Opera
Collection of Articles

Collection of scholarly articles pertaining to music and opera written by journalist Verna Arvey.
Spiral Bound  Price:   $34.95

Verna Arvey: Collected Articles Vol. II - Dance, Theatre, Film, Pictorial Arts & the Arts Abroad
Collection of Articles

Collection of scholarly articles pertaining to dance, theatre, film, pictorial arts and the arts abroad written by journalist Verna Arvey.
Spiral Bound  Price:   $31.95

Verna Arvey: Collected Articles Vol. III - Social Issues & Other Writings
Collection of Articles

Collection of scholarly articles pertaining to social issues and other writings written by journalist Verna Arvey.
Spiral Bound  Price:   $19.95

William Grant Still: An Oral History
Interviews of William Grant Still - NEWLY EXPANDED EDITION

William Grant Still: An Oral History includes twelve interviews of William Grant Still, as edited and supplemented by Dominique De Lerma, Lance Bowling, and Judith Anne Still. The composer's 1936 manifesto as delivered prior to his historic Hollywood Bowl presentation and a Register of Still Works by Dr. De Lerma are included.
[ This book can be purchased with a companion CD which features actual speeches and interviews of the composer. Still is heard himself in commentaries which are printed as part of this Oral History publication. ]
Spiral-Bound Book Only   Price:   $34.95
Book w/CD   Price:   $39.95
CD Only   Price:   $10.95

William Grant Still: Selected Interviews and Speeches CD
Interviews of William Grant Still

William Grant Still: Selected Interviews and Speeches - The companion CD to "William Grant Still: An Oral History." This recording contains commentaries of the composer and three interviews from the years 1936, 1946, 1949 and 1976. A Cambria disc, 44:44 minutes.
( May be purchased with the Oral History book, #B106 or #B106-w/CD. )
CD Only ( #B106CD )   Price:   $10.95
Book Only ( #B106 )   Price:   $29.95
Book and CD ( #B106 + CD )   Price:   $35.95

William Grant Still: A Bio-Bibliography
Archival Material

William Grant Still: A Bio-Bibliography - An extensive collection of biographical, bibliographical, and annotated entries-- the most complete picture of the work of William Grant Still to date.
Michael Dabrishus, Carolyn Quin and Judith Anne Still contributed. Greenwood Press, hardback. #B144
Hardback  Price:   $55.00

A Videographic Register of Black Music & Musicians
Archival Material

A comprehensive list by noted scholar Dominique-Rene de Lerma that is designed as a tool for educators, libraries, and individuals, 1,197 titles of videos are cited with year of issue, performers, duration and source of supply. Samples of the broad coverage: Marian Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Kathleen Battle, James Bland, Jester Hairston, Mahalia Jackson, B. B. King, Little Richard, Los Angeles Mass Choir, Mahotella Queens, Bobby McFerrin, Charlie Parker, Leontyne Price, Noble Sissle, Stepin Fetchit, William Grant Still, Peter Tosh, and the Zydeco Twisters.
Spiral Bound  Price:   $18.95

Circle Unbroken DVD

Circle Unbroken DVD - ArtsMusicProductions presents the story of the sweetgrass basket and its people, with story by Margot Theis Raven, illustrations by E.B. Lewis, and music by WILLIAM GRANT STILL ( Chamber Music Charleston musicians perform Still's LYRIC QUARTETTE ).
Story is 18 minutes in length, with additional interviews and commentary. Shot on location in the historic South Carolina Lowcountry. Winner of Best Children's Video at the CLASSIC IN BLACK Film Festival in Germany.
Price:   $19.95

Choreographic Music
FUTURE RELEASE!

Choreographic Music: Music for the Dance was originally published in 1941. The second printing is set for a future release. If you are anxious for an advance copy for educational purposes, please contact WGS Music at "discovermusic@williamgrantstill.com" or phone (928) 526-9355. Second edition. #CM-B165
[ Please be aware that you may see an illegal printing of this book on the online market ( marked as 2007, Arvey Press ). Please do not buy this illegal "paperback;" it is only a photocopy of the original edition. ]
Price:   Upcoming Publication

In Foundling Fire
Holocaust Biography

In Foundling Fire- The award-nominated, non-fiction biography by Judith Anne Still, the daughter of William Grant Still, which deals with the incredible experiences of a Jewish couple in World War II. The Rumanian deportation and German death march are vividly described.
Autographed Hardback - First Edition (#B105)   Price:   $35.00
Hardback   Price:   $24.95
Paperback   Price:   $12.95

Private Scrapbooks of William Grant Still and Verna Arvey
Archival Material

Private Scrapbooks of William Grant Still and Verna Arvey - Fifteen rolls of microfilm containing the contents of all 52 scrapbooks put together by William Grant Still and his wife, Verna Arvey. Ask for silver film for longevity. #B134
Fifteen-Roll Set  Price:   $449.00