Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Negro Folk Symphony: I. The Bond of Africa
William Levi Dawson 11:08
2 Negro Folk Symphony: II. Hope in the Night
William Levi Dawson 9:50
3 Negro Folk Symphony: III. O, Le' Me Shine, Shine Like a Morning Star!
William Levi Dawson 7:21
4 Suite from "The River": I. Spring
Duke Ellington 3:01
5 Suite from "The River": II. Meander
Duke Ellington 4:00
6 Suite from "The River": III. Giggling Rapids
Duke Ellington 2:56
7 Suite from "The River": IV. Lake
Duke Ellington 6:54
8 Suite from "The River": V. Vortex
Duke Ellington 2:16
9 Suite from "The River": VI. Riba
Duke Ellington 3:20
10 Suite from "The River": VII. Village Virgins
Duke Ellington 4:17
11 Solitude
Duke Ellington 3:57
12 Harlem
Duke Ellington 15:49

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
William Lucas (1993-04-25) (track 12)
Walter White (1993-04-25) (track 12)
associate producer:
Leslie Dunner (tracks 1–12)
composer:
William Levi Dawson (composer) (tracks 1–3)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (tracks 4–12)
conductor:
Neeme Järvi (1992-01-12) (track 11)
Neeme Järvi (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (tracks 4–10)
Neeme Järvi (1992-10-03) (tracks 1–3)
Neeme Järvi (1993-04-25) (track 12)
editor:
Andrew Lang (engineer) (tracks 1–3, 12)
Bob Mansell (track 11)
Peter Newble (tracks 4–10)
orchestra:
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1992-01-12) (track 11)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (tracks 4–10)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1992-10-03) (tracks 1–3)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (1993-04-25) (track 12)
orchestrator:
Ron Collier (tracks 4–10)
Morton Gould (track 11)
Luther Henderson (track 12)
producer:
Ralph Couzens (engineer/editor/producer) (tracks 1–12)
Charles Greenwell (tracks 1–12)
sound engineer:
Dan Dene (tracks 1–12)
Robert Shafer (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
recorded at:
Max M. Fisher Music Center: Orchestra Hall (Detroit, Michigan) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1992-01-12) (track 11)
Max M. Fisher Music Center: Orchestra Hall (Detroit, Michigan) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (tracks 4–10)
Max M. Fisher Music Center: Orchestra Hall (Detroit, Michigan) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1992-10-03) (tracks 1–3)
Max M. Fisher Music Center: Orchestra Hall (Detroit, Michigan) in Detroit, Michigan, United States (1993-04-25) (track 12)
arrangement of:
(In My) Solitude (track 11)
later versions:
Harlem (Peress orchestration) (track 12)
part of:
Negro Folk Symphony (tracks 1–3)
The River (tracks 4–10)
recording of:
Solitude (for strings, Gould) (1992-01-12) (track 11)
The River: I. Spring (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 4)
The River: II. Meander (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 5)
The River: III. Giggling Rapids (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 6)
The River: IV. Lake (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 7)
The River: V. Vortex (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 8)
The River: VI. Riba (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 9)
The River: VII. Village Virgins (1992-09-29 – 1992-10-03) (track 10)
Harlem (Henderson orchestration) (1993-04-25) (track 12)