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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 47–50.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Molefi Kete Asante Asante , Molefi Kete . The Afrocentric Idea . Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 1987 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Book Reviews Asante, Molefi Kete. The Afrocentric Idea. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987. The discussion...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 157–177.
Published: 01 March 1994
...John Covach Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 The Quest ol the Absolute: Schoenberg, Hauer, and the Twelve-Tone Idea John Covach I In 1923 the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) announced to his closest students that he had discovered a "method of composing...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 March 1994
... Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Preface Why do we not simply throw in the towel and give up on the idea of developing a new discipline called theomusicology...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 March 1992
.... Blackmur as "life at the remove of form and idea." There is justification, however, for looking at blues as poetry; for it is truly a creative expression, related to its environment, yes, but going beyond it also in giving form and idea to it and in creating a vision to take its place. Freed by the license...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (2): 146–158.
Published: 01 September 1989
... Reporter, April 7, 1989, 2. 148 Blade S.aedMUSK antipodean critique of this news release opens with the quizzical fanfare, "A rock-concert cheer for Jon Spencer. The Duke Divinity School teacher has a sound idea, albeit with one very S!Jur note." The sound idea of which the editorialist speaks is the claim...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 September 1991
... University, 1920. 1'le Delfelopment of #egro Religious Music 35 minded people against the adoption of the undeveloped Negro folk song for dignified or formal church service. Attention is called to the way in which the Russian church in this country has treated the idea of exploitation of its music...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 1992
... the seventies that it lost its potency and genuineness: "'Soul' is a germinal idea, born out of deep social conflict; yet all such ideas seem to spin off into ridiculousness, to take on broad and vogue connotations and the term 'soul' is no exception. Thus in advertising parlance we now have 'soul music,' all...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 1988
... church service . Attention is called to the way in which the Russian church in this country has treated the idea of exploitation of its music . There is little reason to doubt that Russian choirs could fill protracted seasons of engagements because of their wonderful voices, excellent training, the rare...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 56–67.
Published: 01 September 1991
... not only possible, but natural, even inevitable, and it was this underlying conception of them and the fact that they are so used at Hampton Institute, which was the inspiration of the idea in the mind of the editor. The captions of the various groups are such as might be found in any church hymnal...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 81–83.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and sympathetically awakened in another folk when music serves as the medium. The idea of all three of these songs is so obvious and in most cases familiar that words of explanation are unnecessary. Ill. Negro Idioms in Motets and Anthems "Listen to the Lambs," the prize anthem of the New York Music Settlement...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 104–107.
Published: 01 September 1991
... not the faintest idea of what they are singing about. There are some who, having been to a "show," read a Negro novel (probably by a white author), or who have seen a movie in which there were colored people appearing, usually in serio-comic parts, or who having had a colored cook-feel themselves to have...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 108–113.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and Hiawatha transcribed already existing legends. Even Milton and Shakespeare laid the foundation of greatness not so much upon newness of idea as upon original treatment of old ideas. So likewise does the Negro also prove his genius. Familiar ideas do appear and re-appear, but the dress is quaint and even...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 157–163.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Can Music Make a Career? The idea that it is easier for a colored person to make a place for himself in the arts than it is for a white person may seem startling. Yet this statement actually was made not too long ago by a promi­ nent white man...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 23–28.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... As early as 18391 Thomas Rice, a white man in Cincinnati, blacked his face, donned the costume of a porter, and frequently delighted audiences with versions of a Negro song and dance which he had heard and seen a colored man do. Had the mimicry been confined to secular songs only, the idea would...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 144–149.
Published: 01 September 1992
... their ideas on the public as being the only ideas. It has been unfortu­ nate that before serious American music has gotten even a start, this sort of "politics" (call it intrigue if you wish!) has entered the pic­ ture, and the cerebral music it pushes has done American music, on the whole, a grave disservice...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 257–260.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 What a Composer Is Today, there seems to be varying ideas as to just what a composer is. Some people think that anyone who writes a song is a composer; others think that anyone who arranges a Spiritual is a composer. My own view is that a real...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 68–69.
Published: 01 September 1991
... interpreters of Negro music whose real purpose is merely the achievement of popular notice, that the same may be made to serve commercial ends: the idea by no means being to instruct or inform, but rather to find out what the public wants and "give it to 'em." Because of this, Negro music, even now...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 September 1991
... that something of what is possible in the development of the secular music of the Negro was brought conspicuously to the attention of the American public. Casting about for some means of raising money for the school, and probably having also in mind the idea of bringing the school more into general notice, those...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 203–215.
Published: 01 September 1995
... is best told by the man who conceived of it, Horace Mann Bond: 1 The Fort Valley State College Folk Festival began as an annex to a conventional college-high school music festival. The idea of a Folk Festival came to several persons at Fort Valley, including the President, Horace Mann Bond, after a visit...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 27–28.
Published: 01 September 1987
... that appeals strongly to the artistic in one's nature. The idea that art really had anything to do with this quality of negro music I never for a moment entertained. But, question as I might, I could never find out its source until passing through Midway Plaisance some weeks ago I heard the Dahomeyans singing...