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The Christmas Bombardment of Charleston

The Christmas of 1863 will long be remembered by those who passed the day in the City of Charleston….” said the writer at the… 1,250 more words

American Civil War

George Walker Music For Brass Quintet

A few weeks ago I was thinking about composers of color and their contributions to brass quintet literature. I came across George Walker’s piece Sacred and Profane and instantly fell in love with it. 14 more words

Brass Quintet

George Walker: Sinfonia no. 3

performed by Sinfonia Varsovia under Ian Hobson

More and more, I realize the power of music—the power of the interval, of rhythm, of being exact in what I put down as what I meant to hear.

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Fire Chief David Campbell, 1905

Fire Chief David Campbell and George Walker in the Chief’s buggy outside Station 1, 1905. Chiefs were driven around by a firefighter driver, but usually posed for pictures with reins in hand. 17 more words


Chineke! Makes Proms Debut

This evening is Prom 62, in which the Chineke! Orchestra makes its BBC Proms debut.
One of Chineke!’s founding cellists is Seth Parker Woods… 36 more words

BBC Proms

Celebrating American Composer George Walker

Good timing: here’s my Strings magazine profile of George Walker, who turned 95 years young last week (now available online).

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American Music

The Unstoppable George Walker

Tomorrow is the 95th birthday of George Walker. This American musical treasure remains creatively productive and full of insight and deserves to be far better known. 106 more words

American Music