MeF 130 -
ORIGINAL SPIRITUALS : A collection of 11 Negro Spirituals with their harmonizations as produced for the first publications (1870-1915)
Works for 4 mixed voices.
- 24 pages
- Illustrated semi-hard cover
|Nobody||Did you hear||I got|
|Were you||Steal away||Swing|
|I'm going||Oh freedom|
- Turn back Pharaoh’s army (1872)
- Nobody knows (1874)
- Did you hear my Jesus ? (1874)
- Shout All Over God's Heaven (I got a robe) (1915)
- Were you there ? (1899/1937)
- Steal away (1872/1882/1915)
- Swing low, sweet chariot (1874)
- I’m going to do all I can (1915)
- Over me (Oh freedom) (1882)
- Rise, shine ! (1880)
- Babylon’s falling (1874)
Among them, some are very known, others to discover.
The texts sometimes differ from those sung today and the melodies include some variants.
This simple, moving and expressive music joins that of slaves and their close descendants
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