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American Negro songs and sprituals.

John W. Work

American Negro songs and sprituals.

by John W. Work

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Published in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination259 s
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20107176M

The book of American Negro spirituals edited with an introduction by James Weldon Johnson; musical arrangements by J. Rosamond Johnson, additional numbers by Lawrence Brown. New York, Viking Press   A MUST WATCH:A 10 year old boy sings Hallelujah AGNUS DEI in a Talent Hunt & The HolyGhost took over - Duration: The Glorious Fountain Ministr, views.

The title of this book is The Books of the American Negro Spirituals and it was written by James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Da Capo Press and has a total of pages in the book. Arguably the most upsetting part of the article addresses “the chief remaining argument of the die-hards for the Negro source of the Negro spirituals – the artistic merit of these songs.” Claiming that these rural whites were as musical and as “oppressed” as their Afro-American counterparts, he effectively reduces the body of Black.

Gospels & Spirituals Gold Collection. Song available in: Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers Hale Smith. Hale Smith (b. Cleveland, Ohio, 29 June ; d. 24 November , Freeport, Long Island, New York) Smith received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. An appreciation of African-American spirituals, written in by Thomas Wentworth Higginson THE war brought to some of us, besides its direct experiences, many .


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American Negro songs and sprituals by John W. Work Download PDF EPUB FB2

American Negro Songs: Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular (Dover Books on Music) Paperback – J by John W. Work (Author) out of Cited by: 8. American Negro Songs: Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular (Dover Books on Music) by John W. Work Paperback $ In /5(26).

American Negro Songs and Spirituals: A Comprehensive Collection of Folk Songs, Religious and Secular 4to. Original blue cloth with the sheet music of songs and spirituals. John W. Work was a Professor at Fisk University in Nashville Tenn of Music. According to noted Negro musician Dr.

Melville Charlton, organist of the Union Theological Seminary at New York for 18 years, "a Spiritual is in a specific sense as an American Negro religious folk-song." He would also include any Negro religious song. The songs are prefaced by James Weldon Johnson's masterful discussions of their origins, musical quality, and historical significance.

Above all, he stresses the essential dignity of the Negro spirituals, which, though no doubt inspired by the religious faith of their masters, “are purely and solely the creation of the American Negro.”. This historical and critical survey discusses the lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Steal Away to Jesus, and others.

In addition, the words and music for songs appear, including You May Bury Me in the East, Rock of Ages, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and many more. spiritual, a religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States.

The African-American spiritual, characterized by syncopation, polyrhythmic structure, and the pentatonic scale of five whole tones, is, above all, a deeply emotional song.

Among his most famous writings are Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, published anonymously inand God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (), the winner of the Harmon Gold Award.

He was also editor of several anthologies of African-American poetry and spirituals, and in his autobiography, Along This Way, was published. This stirring collection of Negro spirituals, edited by the great Negro poet James Weldon Johnson and arranged for voice and piano by his brother J.

Rosamond Johnson, presents of these melodic -- and intensely moving -- religious folk songs for contemporary performance/5. Title: American Negro Songs: Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular By: John W. Work(ED.) Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Dover Publications Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 14 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WW Spirituals (also known as Negro spirituals, Spiritual music, or African-American spirituals) is a genre of songs originating in the United States and created by African Americans.

Spirituals were originally an oral tradition that imparted Christian values while also describing the hardships of slavery. Although spirituals were originally unaccompanied monophonic songs, they Cultural origins: African Americans.

From joyous gospel to deeply felt blues, this wonderful collection contains vintage songs sung and played through the years by black Americans &#; at work, in church, and for pure entertainment.

Included are spirituals, blues, work songs, and a variety of social and dance songs Brand: Dover Publications.

The songs are prefaced by James Weldon Johnson's masterful discussions of their origins, musical quality, and historical significance. Above all, he stresses the essential dignity of the Negro spirituals, which, though no doubt inspired by the religious faith of their masters, — are purely and solely the creation of the American Negro.

AFS L 3: Afro-American Spirituals, Work SongS, and Ballads. ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN FOLK SONG. llA. TROUBLE SO HARD. CHOOSE YOUR SEAT AND SET DOWN. HANDWRITING ON THE WALL. Sung by Dock and Henry Reed and Vera Hall, Livingston, Alabama, Recorded by John A. Lomax and Ruby Pickens Tartt.

llB. THE NEW BURYIN'. Extent: p.: music ; 26 cm. Type of Resource Text Languages English Identifiers Library of Congress Control Number: RLIN/OCLC: NYPGB in Black Culture, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, The New York Public Library. "The Book of American Negro Spirituals" The New York Public Library Digital Collections.

A collection of + African American Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs. With lyrics plus printable PDF for download. (without banners or adverts) an PDF file is available for downloading by the link at the bottom of the song pages.

For Negro Spiritual song books and Sheet Music to buy check the Negro Spirituals Collection at Sheet Music Plus. Favorites like 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot,' 'Deep River,' and 'Go Down, Moses' are arranged for voice and piano by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and considered within their African tradition.

The Books of American Negro Spirituals () by James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson. AMERICAN NEGRO SONGS AND SPIRITUALS: A Comprehensive Collection of Folk Songs, Religious and Secular, with a Foreword by John W.

Work. New York: Bonanza Books, Hardcover. A hardcover book in good condition with a very good dustjacket. Small pencil marks in the margins; otherwise, binding Rating: % positive.

Come here lord NEW SONG Come down Come go with me D Daniel saw the stone NEW SONG De angel roll de stone away De blind man stood on the road De ol ark's a moverin by Spiritual Workshop.

History. The words themselves are also as close as possible to the original wording. "The Book of the American Negro Spirituals" provides a first-hand accounting of the lyrical majesty and the creative genius of the enslaved African Americans as Reviews:.

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I shall speak of the "spirituals" later because they are more than folk-songs, for in them the Negro sounded the depths, if he did not scale the heights, of music.