The Florida Carillon Festival: Tiffany Ng (January

Program Notes
1. “Good Trouble” Music from John Lewis’s trilogy March (2016) an autobiography of nonviolent resistance

This Little Light of Mine Spiritual

Freedom is a Constant Struggle R. Slavit, arr. Y. J. Jackson

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round Trad, arr. J. Wang

Which Side Are You On? Fl. Reece (1900–1986) arr. J. Brink

2. “Keep us forever in the path”

Soon Ah Will Be Done Spiritual, transcribed from a recording by Mahalia Jackson (1911–1972)

Island Stones (2016) Wilbert Roget, II (b. 1983)

Great Day (That Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’, 2019) A.Hailstork (b. 1941)

Lift Every Voice and Sing (1899) J. R. Johnson (1873–1954) arr. John Courter

3. Scenes Made in Sound

Adoration, for organ Florence Beatrice Price Little Melody, for organ (1887–1953)

Allegretto, for organ Andromeda (2020) Yvette Janine Jackson (b. 1973)

Tower City (2018) Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981)

4. Motown and Soul

I’m Coming Out (1980, sung by D. Ross) N. Rodgers (b. 1952) & Bernard Edwards (1952–1996)

A Change Is Gonna Come (1964) Sam Cooke (1931–1964)

Respect (1967) Otis Redding (1941–1967) & Aretha Franklin (1942–2018)

The performer will ring a numbered teller when advancing to a new section of the program. All compositions are by Black composers or from African American musical traditions. Arrangements were written by the performer unless otherwise specified.

Tiffany Ng is a “virtuoso” (HKSNA) in command of a range of expression from “eerie sonance” (Diapason) to “jumpy athleticism” (Chicago Classical Review), She is Associate Professor of Carillon at the University of Michigan and chair of the Organ Department. Her concert career spans festivals in seventeen countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, where she has premiered over 60 acoustic and electroacoustic works, championed women composers (see, and pioneered models for interactive “crowdsourced” and environmental-data-driven carillon performances. Her album Dark Matters on the innova label has been hailed by critics as “ravishingly beautiful” (New York Music Daily) and a “revelation…by turns soulful and dancelike” (The WholeNote). Ng holds a doctorate in musicology and new media from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s degree in organ from the Eastman School of Music, an artist diploma with great distinction from the Royal Carillon School in Belgium, and a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University. You can view the entire program from the performance here:…

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