William Grant Still: Symphony No.1 (Afro-American); Duke Ellington: A tone parallel to Harlem (Harlem Suite). Hear William Grant Still's 'Afro-American' Symphony, the first symphony by a black American composer to be performed by a major orchestra - the Rochester Philharmonic in 1931. It's infused with blues melodies and harmonies mixed with classical sounds, with a nod to Dvorak's New World Symphony. Duke Ellington takes you on a tour of Harlem. Visit the sights and sounds, people and places that make the neighbourhood where he grew up. Go from 110th Street to Seventh Avenue, heading north through the Spanish and West Indian quarters, ending on 125th Street.
- Still, Ellington
- Keith Lockhart
- BBC Concert Orchestra, Nu Civilisation Orchestra