Still

1984 UB3. Discovered 1984 Oct. 26 by E. Bowell at Anderson Mesa.

Named in memory of William Grant Still (18951978), American composer, also known as the "Dean of American Negro Composers". Although he was very much at home in the musical world of blues and spirituals, Still's major contribution to music is as an outstanding and prolific composer of symphonies, operas, ballets, chamber music, piano music and other works in the tradition of classical musical forms. His style is basically neo-romantic, even when featuring structural complexities. Still always considered himself an American composer first and a colored composer last. (M 25654)

Name proposed and citation provided by M. J. Shott, endorsed by the composer's daughter J. A. Still and her family.

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