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Walter Robinson and His Music

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Summary
Documentary containing interview footage with the composer Walter Robinson, and narrated overview of his life and music. Includes footage from committee meeting with the members of the W. E. B. DuBois Fellows--Harvard. Also includes performances of his music specifically recorded for this program, compositions which relate to African American history.

Robinson compositions performed for this piece include:
"Ballad of Harriet Tubman," featuring Margo Carroll as soprano
"Cross Keys to Jerusalem," with Donna Hewitt as soloist and Bill Elliott on piano
"Brave and Strong," featuring Vernon Jones as soloist and Howard Taylor on piano

"Soundings" was a music documentary program affiliated with the Workshop and produced by Bernice "Bunny" Olenick.
Topics
Composers, Interviews, Music, Documentaries and factual works, Harvard University. W.E.B. Du Bois Fellows
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