Adderley & Holliday: Piano Duo Project / works by White, Still, Smith, Adderley

Album Summary

>White, Dolores : Rock-a-My-Soul, for 2 pianos
>White, Dolores : Rhythm of the Claves, for 2 pianos
>Still, William Grant : Summerland, for piano
>Still, William Grant : Kaintuck, poem for piano & orchestra
>Still, William Grant : Scherzo, for orchestra or band (arr. from 3rd mvt. of Symphony no 1)
>Smith, Hale : Mirrors, rondo & variations for 2 pianos
>Adderley, Cedric : Allegro giocoso, for 2 pianos
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Meisha Adderley and Stacey Holliday present a program of music for piano duo by black composers. Spanning a time frame of music written in 1935 by William Grant Still, to works by Dolores White and Hale Smith that date from the late 1960's to the most recent work by Cedric Adderley written in 2010, this recording offers a survey not only of unique compositional voices across 75+ years, but also intriguing repertoire for this ensemble. Meisha Adderley received her D.M.A. from the University of South Carolina and also studied at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Indiana State University. She serves on the faculty of Capital University Conservatory of Music. Her colleague, Stacey Holliday, also studied at the University of South Carolina as well as Furman University. Formerly on the faculty at Furman University, she now maintains a large piano studio and is active as a collaborative and solo artist.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
The Dolors White pieces on Meisha Adderley and Stacey Holliday's piano duo album are short, simple, and listenable. The William Grant Still works have more substance.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: University of South Carolina School of Music Recital Ha (05/2011).



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Works Details

>White, Dolores : Rock-a-My-Soul, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Stacey Holliday (Piano); Meisha Adderley (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Adderley & Holliday Piano Duo
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>White, Dolores : Rhythm of the Claves, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Stacey Holliday (Piano); Meisha Adderley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Still, William Grant : Summerland, for piano
  • Performers: Stacey Holliday (Piano); Meisha Adderley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Still, William Grant : Kaintuck, poem for piano & orchestra
  • Performers: Stacey Holliday (Piano); Meisha Adderley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 02/1935

>Still, William Grant : Scherzo, for orchestra or band (arr. from 3rd mvt. of Symphony no 1)
  • Performers: Meisha Adderley (Piano); Stacey Holliday (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Smith, Hale : Mirrors, rondo & variations for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Stacey Holliday (Piano); Meisha Adderley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Adderley, Cedric : Allegro giocoso, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Stacey Holliday (Piano); Meisha Adderley (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.