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The Oxford book of spirituals
Hogan, Moses.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 score (xviii, 236 pages) ; 27 cm
General Note:
For mixed chorus, in part with soloists; unacc. or with piano acc. (one piece with acc. of congas; one piece also with flute).

Includes piano part, in some cases for rehearsal only; some pieces include parts for other instruments.

Includes introd., notes on the composers and arrangers, and "A note on dialect" by James Weldon Johnson.
Listen to the lambs / R. Nathaniel Dett -- Swing low, sweet chariot / harmonized by Carl Diton ; Elliot Schenck, arr. -- My Lord, what a mornin' / H.T. Burleigh, arr. -- Jesus is a rock in a weary lan' / John W. Work, arr. -- Ezekiel saw de wheel / Noble Cain, arr. -- Here's one / William Grant Still, arr. -- Let us break bread together / William Lawrence, arr. -- If I got my ticket, can I ride? / Robert Shaw, arr. -- Little innocent lamb / Marshall Bartholomew, collected and arr. -- Great day / Warren Martin, arr. -- Any how / Evenlyn La Rue Pittman, arr. -- Daniel, Daniel, servant of the Lord / Undine S. Moore -- Fix me, Jesus / Hall Johnson, arr. -- Amen / Jester Hairston, arr. -- A city called Heaven / Leonard de Paur, arr. -- Were you there? / Norman Luboff, arr. -- I want God's heaven to be mine / Betty Jackson King, arr. -- The lily of the valley / Wendell Whalum, arr. -- Keep your lamps! / Andre Thomas, arr. -- Witness / Jack Halloran, arr. -- My good Lord's done been here / Lee Cloud, arr. -- Go, tell it on the mountain / Roland M. Carter, arr. -- Don't you let nobody turn you 'round / Lena J. McLin, arr. -- Glory to the newborn King / Robert L. Morris, arr. -- By an' by / Alice Parker, arr. -- Look what dey doin' to Jesus / Richard Jackson, arr. -- The Battle of Jericho / Moses Hogan, arr. -- Lord, how come me here? / Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, arr.
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M1670 .O98 2002 Musical Score Grosvenor Room

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African American spirituals comprise one of the world's greatest and best-loved bodies of music. The Oxford Book of Spirituals is the first anthology to present a comprehensive survey of the genre's repertoire -- its principal composers, themes, and forms -- in a way that is at once stylistically authentic, historically meaningful, and intended for practical use both in worship and in concert. This collection features a rich array of songs, both familiar and less familiar, arranged for SATB choir by twenty-eight of the most significant American composers and presented in chronological order from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.

Author Notes

Mozes Hogan was internationally renowned as a pianist, conductor, and arranger. He is recognized as having been a leading force in promoting and preserving the African-American musical experience.

Table of Contents

DettDiton/arrShenk Burleigh and Work Cain and Smith Still and Lawrence Shaw and Bartholomew Martin and Pittman Moore and Johnson Hairst on and De Paur Luboff King and Whalum Thomas Halloran and Cloud Carter and McLin Morris and Parker Jackson and Hogan Simpson-Curenton