ELEGY (1974)
Elegy is a five-minute work for orchestra, composed in memory of Mark Fax, who was Acting Director of the School of Music at Howard University in 1973 when I was hired by him to teach there.  He passed away on December 28, 1973.  This recording is my attempt to reproduce the orchestral sound of this piece using my limited abilities and my limited software.  Not only does it not reproduce the wonderful sound of a live orchestral performance, but it does not do many things that a synthesized performance is capable of.  But it does give you, dear listener, at least some idea of what the piece sounds like.  It is not always true, but in this case I think little is better than nothing.  Just give it a chance.  Thank you for listening.  This recording was made on August 14, 2006.
Elegy (1974)
(Mp3 file)
Copyright 1980, 1997, 2006 Lester Allyson Knibbs (Abdulhakim Muhammad)
There seems to be a little glitch near the beginning of the recording.  Just move the play button back to the beginning and have it start over; it should then play properly.  When it's over (or sooner, if you prefer), just hit the "back" button on your web browser.  Better yet, save the file ("Save link as ..."), and then play.