Jacqueline Banks, Concert Pianist and Music Educator

Bringing the Music of Heaven Down to Earth

Recital Programs


Old World Meets New World

Program A

Toccata in E Minor                                 J.S. Bach

Sonata op. 31, No. 2 "Tempest"              Beethoven

Ballade No. 4                                            Chopin

Eight Bible Vignettes                        Nathaniel Dett

Troubled Waters                             Margaret Bonds

Before I'd Be a Slave                          Undine Moore

Fantasie Negre                              Florence B. Price


Program B

Toccata in G Major                                 J.S. Bach

Rhapsody No. 1                                         Brahms

Scherzo No. 2                                            Chopin

Sonata No. 1                                             Bartok

Evocation                                             Hale Smith

Etude No.1                                     Regina Baiocchi

Etude No. 2                                    Regina Baiocchi

Keyboard Maniac [Rhapsody No. 4]         Lettie Alston


Program C

Chromatic Fantasy                                   J.S. Bach

Sonata in C Major HOB: 50                             Haydn

Magnolia Suite                                   Nathaniel Dett

Aftermath                                   Betty Jackson-King

Three Visions                                 William Grant Still

Momentum                                             Tania Leon


African-American Women Composers Program

Variations of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing        Lettie Alston

Mother's Sacrifice                                   Viola Kinney

Four Seasonal Sketches                  Betty Jackson-King

Prelude No. 1 "Suprise"                               Tania Leon

Prelude No. 2 "Aquarium"                             Tania Leon

Danes In the Canebreakers                  Florence B. Price


African-American Composers Program

Program A

Cinnamon Grove                                   Nathaniel Dett

Motherless Child                      Coleridge-Taylor Perkins

Seven Traceries                               William Grant Still

Anticipations, Introspects and Reflections      Hale Smith

Sonata No. 1                                       George Walker

Program B

Adagio in F Minor                  Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Forrest Scenes op. 66               Coleridge-Taylor Perkins 

Tropic Winter                                       Nathaniel Dett

The Morning's Glory                                 Lettie Alston



African American Sacred Music Program

Selected Pieces from 24 Negro Melodies     Coleridge-Taylor Perkins 

Troubled Waters                                                            Margaret Bondds

Eight Bible Vignettes                                           Nathaniel Dett

Variations of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing                   LEttie B. Alston



Piano Concerti

Concerto No. 21 in C Major K. 467              W.A. Mozart

Concerto No. 1 in C Major op. 15                  Beethoven

Concerto No. 3 in C minor op. 37                  Beethoven

Concerto No. 5 "Emporer" E-Flat Major op. 73 Beethoven

Concerto in A Minor op. 54                          Schumann

Concerto in B-Flat Minor op. 23              P. Tchaikovsky

Concerto No. 1 in G                                 Mendelssohn

Piano Concerto in E Minor                    Florence B. Price

Concerto No. 1                                     George Walker