Thursday, May 13, 2021

A Fine Price

[“Adoration,” by Florence Price, arranged by Elaine Fine. Randall Goosby, violin. Zhu Wang, piano.]

Elaine just learned that her arrangement of Florence Price’s “Adoration” for violin and piano will appear on violinist Randall Goosby’s first album, Roots (Decca), to be released on June 25. HIs performance, with pianist Zhu Wang, has been released on YouTube as a calling card for the album.

This performance of “Adoration” is the first recording of Elaine’s arrangement. But “Adoration” seems to be everywhere in this grief-stricken time. Last July a string orchestra in Chicago played “Adoration” (Elaine’s arrangement) as part of a musical vigil for Elijah McClain, the violinist killed by police in Aurora, Colorado.

[Price wrote “Adoration” for organ. How was Elaine able to make an arrangement? The piece is in the public domain in the United States. Elaine’s arrangements of “Adoration” for duos and for string orchestra are available in the IMSLP under a Creative Commons license.]

comments: 6

Fresca said...

Wow! Impressive!
How excellent that Elaine's arrangement gets this piece out in the world more. Kudos to her.

Tororo said...

And more wow.

Michael Leddy said...

Wow to all!

Elaine Fine said...

Thanks Fresca and Tororo! And I'm so pleased that people are further adapting my arrangements of the piece. I made a blog post today with a terrific tuba adaptation of a version I made for flute (in a flute-friendly, and now tuba-friendly key).

Elaine said...

I wanted to press the heart for 'Love!' LOL too much FBk?

Elaine Fine said...