Five Folksongs in Counterpoint

Alternate Title

  • Five American Folksongs in Counterpoint1

Composition Year

  • 1951


  • String quartet (2 vln, vla, vcl)


  • 18 min.


Premiere Performance

  • Unknown

Published Editions

  • Glickman, Sylvia and Martha Furman, eds. Women Composers Music through the Ages. Vol. 8, Composers Born 1800–1899: Large and Small Instrumental Ensembles. New Haven, CT: Thomson, Gale, 2006.
  • Five Folksongs in Counterpoint. New York, NY: G. Schirmer, Inc., 2021.


  • Blurred Boundaries. Apollo Chamber Players. Nanova Records NV6038, 2016.
  • Uncovered, Vol 2: Florence Price. Catalyst Quartet. Azica Records Azica71346, 2022.

Thematic Incipits


  1. Brown, Rae Linda. The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020.


  1. This piece is sometimes erroneously conflated with Negro Folksongs in Counterpoint. They are two separate pieces.