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Walter Robinson and His Music

Copyright Date:
1985?

Copyright Holder:
WGBH Educational Foundation

Artist:
Robinson, Walter

Extent:
6 videoreels of 6 (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1 in.
6 videocassettes of 6 (Betacam SP) (360 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Scope:
Includes 6 reels (with repeating reel numbers) of original footage on 1" tape with accompanying Betacam SP preservation masters. 3/4" copies of the completed works exist and a Betacam SP preservation master and VHS screening copies have been made from them. Some original footage of Robinson appears to be on a tape with Harry Somers footage (see that related record for more information).

Documentary containing interview footage with the composer 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



Directors:
Barzyk, Fred (Studio Director)
Nesson, Bob (Location Director)

Producer:
Olenick, Bernice "Bunny"

Editor:
Gaydos, Ann

Funders:
National Endowment for the Arts
Meet the Composer (Incorporated)
New England Foundation for the Arts

Performers:
Carroll, Margo
Hewitt, Donna
Elliott, Bill
Jones, Vernon
Taylor, Howard

Subjects:
Music
Composers

W.E.B. Dubois Fellows, Harvard University

Genres:
Music
Interviews
Documentaries and factual Works

See Also:
Harry Somers and His Music





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