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Darrell Grant, Music faculty, had an original composition, “Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite,” performed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., on June 1. “Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite” is
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Posted: August 5, 2019

Darrell Grant, Music faculty, had an original composition, “Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite,” performed at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., on June 1. “Step by Step: The Ruby Bridges Suite” is a multi-movement piece for eight instrumentalists, a vocalist, and a narrator. Drawing on gospel and spiritual traditions as well as jazz and chamber music, “Step by Step” weaves music and spoken word to illustrate an emotional portrait of a dramatic time in U.S. history.