Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on April 9, 1887 and died on June 3, 1953. She was known as the first African American woman to become a symphonic composer, and to have a composition played by a major orchestra. According to Wikipedia, some of her other 300 works include “four symphonies, four concertos, as well as choral works, art songs, chamber music and music for solo instruments.” She also won first prize in Wanamaker Foundation Awards with her Symphony in E minor, and third for her Piano Sonata.

Her piece “The Goblin and the Mosquito” is energetic because the composer is explaining how the Goblin is swatting away the Mosquito. It resembles how the Goblin is running and trying to swat the Mosquito as in the beginning of the piece, and then, the Goblin runs to get the Mosquito as the forte, but in the end, the Mosquito flies away as the grace notes. It’s a scene of the Goblin chasing after the Mosquito but in the end, the Mosquito flies away.

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    Dr. Jeriel Jorguenson
    Dr. Jeriel Jorguenson(@jeriel-jorguenson)
    6 months ago

    Picture: Great picture! Fits the piece perfectly. Intro: Good introduction to the life of Florence Price, and a nice overview of the piece! Performance: You did a terrific job with this piece! The imagery comes through really clearly, and you did a great job with this contrast. There are so many moments in this piece that are actually sort of funny; be sure and bring out the humor of the imagery! Keep… Read more »

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    6 months ago

    Hello, Zoe. I really enjoyed the chasing tune. Well done.

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