Watch: Still’s little-known Can’t You Line ‘Em symphony

Watch: Still’s little-known Can’t You Line ‘Em symphony


norman lebrecht

February 19, 2021

A tribute by the Boston Chamber Symphony to a sorely neglected US composer.



  • E says:

    God bless him, and God bless them!

  • Amos says:

    During the 1965 Cleveland Orchestra tour of Europe George Szell programed WGS’s In Memoriam Of The Colored Soldiers Who Died For Democracy. It was performed at a concert in Moscow and a tape can be found here:

  • Larry says:

    Bravo to them for recording this! Wonderful to hear.

  • Peter says:

    Thank you and congratulations to the BCS for this entertaining, wonderfully performed, artfully edited, and educational tribute to Still. It’s a video from which all ages can learn and enjoy.

  • Former David Letterman Fan says:

    Nicely done! Wonderful piece!

  • Marfisa says:

    Thank you. This is the perfect response to mindless racism.

  • Joel stein says:

    The BMOP has an amazing catalogue of newly composed works and works of mostly forgotten composers including Harold Shapero, Irving Fine, Lukas Foss, Norman Dello Joio and others. Check out their radio “station” and their sound club.