This work was performed in 2016 for the inaugural concert celebrating the opening of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC.
This piece was written by Mark Fax during the 1950's. It is based on a tone-row. It is one of Fax's few chamber music pieces.
Check out this podcast of Mickey Thomas Terry with host Amanda Bruce on her weekly Monday podcast for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. I am being interviewed regarding aspects of my African-American Organ Music Anthology, published by MorningStar Music Publishers. The date of the podcast is February 15, 2021.
This virtual lecture was presented on Sept. 23, 2020 at the weekly colloquium at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. The event was hosted by the Bloomington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO).
July 6, 2020
Originally broadcast Feb. 1993: En Blanc et Noir
Hear pieces by Mark Fax and Thomas Kerr, Nol DaCosta, Henry Sexton, and Charles Coleman, which take as themes simple, beautiful original melodies, gospel hymns and our nation's racial history.
Originally broadcast Feb. 1995: In Black and White (I)
Recitalist Herman D. Taylor provides perceptive introductions to varied works of African-American composers.
Originally broadcast Feb. 2001: In Black and White
Featuring commentator and performer Mickey Thomas Terr, explore music for organ with African percussion, and organ solo settings of African-American spirituals, music for church services and pieces for the concert hall.
Originally broadcast Feb. 2002: In Black and White
Whether in abstract visions or classical forms, responding to mainstream themes or spiritual influences, listen to the important voices of black composers, as you'll discover listening to a dozen remarkable works recorded by James Abbington, David Oliver, Mark Miller, Lucius Weathersby, Mickey Thomas Terry and friends.
Originally broadcast Feb. 2003: Blending Black and White
In this episode, Noel DaCosta adapts Nigerian tunes in his Ukom Memory Songs for organ and percussion, Dezso Antalffy transforms black spirituals in a splendid solo fantasy from the 1930s, and Pulitzer Prize-winner George Walker evokes images of craggy heights in his Spires.
Recorded Sept. 8, 2020: Mickey Thomas Terry in discussion with Composers Adolphus Hailstork, David Hurd, and Evelyn Simpson Curenton.