ADVANCED PEDAL HARP
Three works by African-American composers.
“Bresiliana” / Charles Lucien Lambert
“Castles’ Half and Half” / James Reese Europe & Ford. T. Dabney
“Water in the Moonlight” / Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins
Charles Lucien Lambert, (1828-1896)also known as Lucien Lambert, Sr., was an American pianist, music teacher and composer, born a free person of color in New Orleans before the American Civil War. Part of a family of prominent African-American composers, Lambert was noted for talent in music and gained international acclaim. Source: Wikipedia
Ford Thompson Dabney (15 March 1883 – 6 June 1958) was an American ragtime pianist, composer, songwriter, and acclaimed director of bands and orchestras for Broadway musical theater, revues, vaudeville, and early recordings. Dabney is best known as composer and lyricist of the 1910 song “That’s Why They Call Me Shine,” which for eleven point one decades, through 2020, has endured as a jazz standard. Dabney and one of his chief collaborators, James Reese Europe (1880–1919), were transitional figures in the prehistory of jazz that evolved from ragtime (which loosely includes some syncopated music) and blues — and grew into stride, boogie-woogie, and other next levels in jazz. Their 1914 composition, “Castle Walk” – recorded February 10, 1914, by Europe’s Society Orchestra with Dabney at the piano (Victor 17553-A, Matrix: B-14434) – is one of the earliest recordings of jazz. Source: Wikipedia
Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (1849-1908) was an American pianist and composer. He had numerous original compositions published and had a lengthy and largely successful performing career throughout the United States. Source: Wikipedia Several books have been written about him.This collection is a PDF download available for $11.95.