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Black Classical Masters: Moses Hogan series

From: David Person
Length: 19:24

Series of programs featuring the music and words of arranger Moses Hogan

Classicmastercollage_small This series features excerpts of an interview with Moses Hogan, internationally renown for his arrangements of African-American spirituals. From his hometown New Orleans, Hogan led his acclaimed Moses Hogan Singers in performances around the world that stunned audiences with their technical prowess as they performed his fresh and sometimes challenging arrangements of the songs composed by African slaves. Hogan, who was also a trained concert pianist, was 45 years old when he died in 2003, reportedly after being diagnosed with a brain tumor and suffering a stroke. The series features music arranged by Hogan and performances by his ensemble.

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This series features excerpts of an interview with Moses Hogan, internationally renown for his arrangements of African-American spirituals. From his hometown New Orleans, Hogan led his acclaimed Moses Hogan Singers in performances around the world that stunned audiences with their technical prowess as they performed his fresh and sometimes challenging arrangements of the songs composed by African slaves. Hogan, who was also a trained concert pianist, was 45 years old when he died in 2003, reportedly after being diagnosed with a brain tumor and suffering a stroke. The series features music arranged by Hogan and performances by his ensemble.

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Review of Black Classical Masters: Moses Hogan series

Davis Person has crafted 4 fine features on black composer/arranger Moses Hogan, rich with personal stories, and each showcasing one of Hogan's striking arrangements of negro spirtuals; each a gem of musical thought and inspiration. This series of four 5 minute pieces swould work equally well on a classical or american folk music formatted station. Beautifully produced and narrated, this offering from the Black Classical Masters series will provide an opportunity for listeners to sit back and enjoy a few rich moments in American Classical music not usually heard.

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