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Now Available | Florence Price: Suite of Dances

Now Available | Florence Price: Suite of Dances

…At just 6 minutes, the Suite of Dances will make it possible for a complete work to receive performances on many additional programs where perhaps the cornerstone works have already been selected and a shorter work is desired.

Fifth Price Symphony Confirmed

Fifth Price Symphony Confirmed

Further searching through the so-called “cabin manuscripts” led to the discovery of a fifth symphony by composer Florence Price. G. Schirmer has announced plans to quickly produce a performable edition. Meanwhile performers in the Chicago area

Price: Quartet in G Major

Price: Quartet in G Major

Tomorrow will mark the release of the World Premiere recording of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4. Those looking for a tiny appetizer in anticipation of tomorrow’s main course will enjoy this live recording of the opening of a movement from Price’s Quartet in G Major. I performed this full strings with a small ensemble assembled for an Advent Cantata service at Hunt’s Memorial UMC where I serve as Music Director. I highly recommend this excerpt for use in church services when looking for a short, uplifting, and accessible selection for strings.

2018: the Year of Florence

2018: the Year of Florence

65 years after her death, one of the twentieth century’s most important voices has finally begun to receive the attention she so richly deserves. Florence Beatrice Price, born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1887, was the first African-American woman to have a composition performed in concert by a major American orchestra.

Price: Symphony No. 4

Price: Symphony No. 4

the world will get to experience Price’s final statement in the form in the new year. Thanks to Schirmer’s rapid movements, we will be able to do so with score in hand.

Ethiopia's Shadow in America

Ethiopia's Shadow in America

There is nothing quite like leading a group of musicians who devote their precious free time to performing in an orchestra.…opportunity to conduct a small taste of the music of Florence Price. We performed the Andante from Price’s three-movement suite, Ethiopia’s Shadow in America.

Price Catalogue Moves to G. Schirmer

Price Catalogue Moves to G. Schirmer

According to the New York Times, G. Schirmer has announced today that it had acquired rights to the complete Florence Price catalogue worldwide.

G. Schirmer President Robert Thompson confirmed the acquisition on Twitter.

Priceline

Priceline

This post is one of a series on composer Florence Price.

Below is a timeline of some of the major events of the life of Florence Beatrice Price with many linked sources allowing the reader to explore further.

Price's Symphonic Works: A Field Guide

Price's Symphonic Works: A Field Guide

When an important composer's papers, including dozens of her best works, are lost and then later found, an entire cottage industry must necessarily grow up around bringing these works to life. Thankfully, the University of Arkansas has begun to create exactly that, and many of Price's works are seeing their very first performances and recordings…

The Price is Right

The Price is Right

Florence Price was doubtless one of the great composers of her generation, and the first African American woman "to achieve national recognition for her accomplishments as a symphonic composer." Price seems finally to be having her "moment" with a flurry of press and the premiere of her fourth symphony and second violin concerto all occurring since January. An American original who completed over 300 compositions…

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.