Adolphus Hailstork

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Adolphus Hailstork
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Adolphus Hailstork
Born
Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork III

(1941-04-17) April 17, 1941 (age 81)
EducationMichigan State University (PhD)
Occupation
Websitewww.adolphushailstork.com

Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork III (born April 17, 1941) is an American composer and educator.[1] He was born in Rochester, New York, and grew up in Albany, New York, where he studied violin, piano, organ, and voice. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Career[edit]

Dr. Hailstork began his musical career in 1963, when he studied composition with Mark Fax at Howard University, Washington, DC (BMus 1963).[2] In the summer of 1963 he attended the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France, where he studied with Nadia Boulanger.[3] In 1965, Dr. Hailstork received a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under Vittorio Giannini and David Diamond, and in 1966 received a Master of Music at the same institution.[3] After studying under H. Owen Reed, Dr. Hailstork received his PhD in composition from Michigan State University in 1971.[3]

From 1969 to 1971, Dr. Hailstork taught at Michigan State University. He then served as professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio from 1971 to 1976, and in 1977 accepted a post as professor of music and Composer-in-Residence at Virginia's Norfolk State University.[2] He is currently a professor of music and Composer-in-Residence at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.[3]

Hailstork is of African American ancestry and his works blend musical ideas from both the African American and European traditions.

Awards and Publications[edit]

  • 1971: Ernest Bloch Award for choral composition
    • Mourn Not the Dead[4]
  • 1977: Belwin-Mills Max Winkler Award, presented by the Band Directors National Association
    • Out of Depths[4]
  • 1983: First Prize, Virginia College Band Directors
  • 1987: Fulbright fellowship for study in Guyana[6]
  • 1992: named a Cultural Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia[4]
  • 1995: First Prize, University of Delaware Festival of Contemporary Music
    • Consort Piece[7]
  • 1999: Brock Commission from the American Choral Directors Association[8]
  • 2001 Honorary Doctorate from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Hailstork is published by Theodore Presser Company[9] and Carl Fischer Music.[10] Old Dominion University holds several archival documents of Adolphus Hailstork in the special collections area of the F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room, in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.[11]

Selected works[edit]

Works for Solo Instruments

  • 2 Scherzos for solo piano[12]
  • Bassoon Set for solo bassoon[13]
  • Eight Variations On “Shalom Chaverim” for solo piano[14]
  • Five Friends for solo piano[15]
  • Flute Set for solo flute[16]
  • Four Preludes for solo harp[17]
  • Great Day (That Great Gittin' Up Mornin') for solo carillon[18]
  • Ignis Fatuus (Mysterious Fires) for solo piano[19]
  • Piano Sonata No. 2 for solo piano[20]
  • Piano Sonata No. 3 for solo piano[21]
  • The Surprising Thing Is for solo violin[22]
  • Theme and Variations on "Draw the Sacred Circle Closer" for solo Cello[23]
  • Sonata for Solo Cello
  • Three Smiles for Tracy for solo clarinet[24]
  • Trio Sonata for solo piano[25]
  • Two Studies on Chant Melodies" for solo organ[26]
  • Variations for solo trumpet[27]

Toccata on Veni Emmanuel for Organ/E.C.Schirmer 1996

Works for Chamber Ensemble

  • American Fanfare for 3Tpt. 4Hn. 3Tbn. Tu. 3Perc. Timp.[28]
  • American Landscape for string duet[29]
  • Armegeddon for organ and two percussion[30]
  • As Falling Leaves[31]
  • Baroque Suite for violin and piano[32]
  • The Blue Bag for clarinet and piano[33]
  • Consort Piece for septet[34]
  • Divertimento for violin and viola[35]
  • Evensong for violin and cello[36]
  • Fanfare on Amazing Grace for brass quintet, timpani, and organ[37]
  • Fantasy Piece for viola and piano[38]
  • Four Hymns Without Words for trumpet and piano[39]
  • Guest Suite for four hands on one piano[40]
  • Ghosts in Grey and Blue for trumpet, horn, and trombone[41]
  • I Am Only One for SATB choir[42]
  • John Henry's Big (Man vs. Machine) for trombone and piano[43]
  • Little Diversions for Lord Byron's Court for two violins or string duet[44]
  • Sanctum for clarinet and piano or viola and piano[45]
  • A Simple Caprice for clarinet and piano[46]
  • Sonata for trumpet and piano[47]
  • Sonata for two pianos[48]
  • Springtime for Elephants for two tubas[49]
  • String Quartet No. 1[50]
  • String Quartet No. 2 - Variations on "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"[51]
  • Three Meditations for viola and organ[52]
  • Two by Two for horn and trombone[53]
  • Variations on a Guyanese Folk Song for violin and piano[54]
  • Ventriloquist Acts of God for soprano and piano[55]
  • Violin Concerto for violin and piano[56]
  • Who is Sylvia? For Coloratura Soprano, Violin, and Piano[57]

Works for Chorus and Orchestra

  • Break Forth for Chorus and Orchestra[58]
  • Crispus Attucks - American Patriot for mezzo, tenor, bass-bariton, large chorus, and orchestra[58]
  • Done Made My Vow for narrator, soloists, mixed chorus, and orchestra[58]
  • EarthRise (A Song of Healing) for two choirs and orchestra[58]
  • Four Spirituals for two sopranos, mixed chorus and orchestra[58]
  • The Gift of the Magi A “Choral Ballet” for dancers, chamber orchestra and children's chorus[58]
  • I will lift up mine eyes, cantata for tenor, choir, and orchestra[58]
  • Serenade “To Hearts Which Near Each Other Move” for SATB choir and orchestra[58]
  • Songs of Innocence for three soloists, chorus and orchestra[58]
  • Within Our Gates for solo soprano, solo tenor, SATB chorus and string orchestra[58]
  • The World Called for solo soprano, SATB chorus and orchestra[59]

Works for Chorus

  • Shout for Joy (The Bank Street Festival Anthem)[60]

Works for Wind Ensemble

  • American Guernica[61]

Works for Orchestra

  • An American Port of Call[58]
  • Baroque Suite for String Orchestra (with optional Harpsichord)[58]
  • Church Street Serenade for String Orchestra[58]
  • Concertino for Trumpet and Orchestra[62]
  • Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed In memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) [63]
  • Essay for Strings[58]
  • Fanfare on Amazing Grace for Orchestra[58]
  • Hercules"[58]
  • Intrada[58]
  • Lachrymosa: 1919[58]
  • Sonata for Trumpet (or Clarinet) and String Orchestra[58]
  • Symphony No. 3[58]
  • Celebration![58]
  • Three Spirituals[58]
  • Two Romances for Viola and Chamber Orchestra[58]
  • Violin Concerto[58]

Operas

  • Joshua’s Boots an Opera in one Act[58]
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground An Operatic Theaterpiece[58]
  • Rise for Freedom: The John P. Parker Story[64]

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