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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 109–110.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Nathaniel Dett One of Our "Cultural Pioneers" The death of Dr. Robert Nathaniel Dett stilled the voice of one of our cultural pioneers, a composer and choral conductor whose work will be long remembered. Dr. Dett was one of the first American...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer Anne Key Simpson . Follow Me: The Life and Music of R. Nathaniel Dett . Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow , 1993 . Pp. xxi , 678 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 138 Black Sacred Music those who need a palatable introduction to the black underside...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 102–103.
Published: 01 September 1991
... to pay tribute to the memory of Mrs. Catharine Fields-Gay From R. Nathaniel Dett, ed ., Th e Dett Collection of Negro Spirituals (Minneapolis: Hall&. McCreary, 1936 ). J1te Deft Co/lemon ol llegro Spirifuals 103 [for many years familiarly known as Miss "Cash" Fields) late of the town of Hampton, Virginia...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 131.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Bibliography of Dell's Published Works Album of a Heart. Jackson, Tenn. : Mocowat-Mercer, 1911. "As the Negro School Sings." Southern Workman 56 (July 1927): 304-5. The Dett Collection of Negro Spirituals. Minneapolis: Hall &. McCreary, 1936...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 70–71.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Robert Nathaniel Dett Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 35 My Lord, My God, I Am Undone I My Lord, my God, I am undone, My sins before me rise, A threat'ning army thousand strong, That my weak strength defies. 2 They round me throng, they on me press; I have nowhere to flee...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 1988
...R. Nathaniel Dett © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 The Development of Negro Religious Music R. Nathaniel Dett R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) came under serious scrutiny for '·developing'· into anthemic form an indigenous American music believed to be genuine only in its...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) was born in Drummondsville, Ontario. Although he grew up...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): xi–xiv.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Jon Michael Spencer Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 Preface The focus of this reader of the complete writings of musician and scholar Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is African American sacred music. Important in the selection of Dett is his role as one of the leading...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): ix–xv.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Reader, is the second in a two-part series. The first part is The R. Nathaniel Dett Reader, released in fall 1991. The Dett Reader was published first in this series because the Canadian-born composer and educator wrote principally on the black spirituals. The Mississippi-born and Arkansas-bred Still...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 136–138.
Published: 01 September 1994
... and Music of R. Nathaniel Dell. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1993. Pp. xxi, 678. This is a lengthy and substantive book on a man about whom only one book has been written previously. That previous work is Vivian Flagg McBrier's R. Nathaniel Dett: His Life and Works I882-I943 (1977). Prior to Simpson's book we...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): vii–ix.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., and its AABA ballad form does not remind us of the form of some of the black spirituals. However, when R. Nathaniel Dett heard it as a composition student at Oberlin College, he was reminded of the spirituals his family had transported to Canada, and Dvorak's message for Americans to revere...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 141–143.
Published: 01 September 1994
... and her upbringing. Born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1910, Maynor began attending grade school at Hampton Institute when she was fourteen years old. She entered high school at Hampton in 1925, finished there in 1929, and entered Hampton's music department as a student of R. Nathaniel Dett. Rogers closes...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 1990
..., their names are Richard Allen, Joshua McCarter Simpson, Charles Price Jones, Charles Harrison Mason, F. M. Hamilton, Lucius H. Holse y, George Patterson McKinney, Sarah Collins Fernandis, John Howardton Smith, Mary L. Tate, Mary F. L. Keith , H. C. Jackson, S. R. Chambers, and Robert Nathaniel Dett. Richard...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): xi–xii.
Published: 01 March 1990
... denominational founders) and Robert Nathaniel Dett (a composer) are figures of historical notability, but they are unknown as hymnists. And Bishop Charles Price Jones (also a church founder) is recognized as a gospel hymnwriter only among certain black church circles, principally among the black Holiness...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 84–90.
Published: 01 September 1991
... appeal, and quite soon after sailing, the Negro student choristers were the center of a From R. Nathaniel Dett, "A Musical Invasion of Europe," Crisis 37 (1930): 405-7, 428. AMusiml ln11osion ol Europe BS warm and kindly interest, making many friends. Meanwhile requests for a demonstration became more...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 216–229.
Published: 01 September 1995
... is contrary to the rich and beautiful singing tradition one hears only from the lips of people who are on the folk level. V R. Nathaniel Dett has been the most successful arranger of spirituals. He is the joy and the despair of the average Negro choral conductor, be he in college or rural school. The fact...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 133–138.
Published: 01 September 1991
...," 371 61 1 73, 103 , 125 "De Glory Road," 129 Dett Collection of Negro Spirituals, The, xii, 102-119 Dett, R. Nathaniel, 128; as poet, xiii-xiv; authority on the spirituals, xi; awards of, xii, 1, 12, 371 81 1 82; biography of, 1-19, 21-221 91-101; definition of black music, 13; Dvoiak's influence...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 1–77.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of his accomplishments would have been possible had it not been for the example set by Coleridge-Taylor; and he credited R. Nathaniel Dett, Harry T. Burleigh, and Clarence Cameron White for having served as role models and for having helped open the door of opportunity for the serious black composers who...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 89.
Published: 01 March 1988
... © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Contributors R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), longtime educator and choral director at Hampton Institute (1913-1932) is well remembered for his fine choral arrangements and edited volumes of black spirituals, Religious Folk-Songs ofthe Negro...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 89.
Published: 01 March 1988
... © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 Contributors R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), longtime educator and choral director at Hampton Institute (1913-1932) is well remembered for his fine choral arrangements and edited volumes of black spirituals, Religious Folk-Songs ofthe Negro...