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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 131.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and Musicians. Ed. Oscar Thompson. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1938. pp. 1243-46. Negro Spirituals. London : Blandford, 1919. Program Notes. Concert by the Hampton Institute Choir. Carnegie Hall, New York. April 16, 1928. Program Notes. Concert by the Hampton Institute Choir. Symphony Hall, Boston. March 10, 1929...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 23–28.
Published: 01 September 1991
...." Dr. Robert R. Moton, Principal of Tuskegee Institute, writes as follows concerning his youthful experience in attending a white "nigger minstrel" show: "I felt that these white men were making fun, From R. Nathaniel Dett, "Negro Music," Bowdoin Literary Prize Theses, Harvard University, 1920. 24 1h...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 1991
... (1908-11); Lincoln Institute (now Lincoln University) in Jefferson City, Missouri (1911-13); Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Hampton, Virginia (1913-32); and Bennett College in Greensboro, r. See the address at the presentation of the Harmon Award in 1927, as read in Ogden Hall at Hampton...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
...), Lincoln Institute in Missouri (19n-13), and Hampton Institute in Virginia (1913-32). After he earned his master's degree, he served as director of music at Bennett College in North Carolina (1937-42). At each of these schools Dett directed choirs that toured and sang many of his published arrangements...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): xi–xiv.
Published: 01 September 1991
...), also titled "Negro Music." Other important writings are the introductions to his edited collections of spirituals, the two most important being Religious Folk-Songs of the Negro: As Sung at Hampton Institute (1927) and The Dett Collection of Negro Spirituals (1936). Less musicological, but no less...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 68–69.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 As the Negro School Sings The present high tide of interest in the Negro folk song is not, or should not be, without significance to Negro schools, especially those institutions dedicated to fitting the youth of the race for life work. Unheard...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 1988
... primitivity. On April 21, 1930 came a correspondence from George P. Phenix, Principal of Hampton institute (where Dett taught and directed the choir), saying, "As sung by the choir a week ago, our spirituals were in a sense de-spiritualized." And in a February 3, 1945 letter to Arna Bontemps (Fisk University...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 75.
Published: 01 September 1987
... © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 Contributors Alice M. Bacon (1858-1918), served as a teacher at Hampton Institute from 1883-1900. She was founder of the school's Dixie Hospital (1891). Michael A. Battle is Chaplain of Hampton University, Executive Secretary of the annual...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 September 1991
... for educational institutions devoted to the uplift of the Negro race, and at the same time to establish a satisfactory point of contact between white and colored people, since music is common ground for all nations. To this end, the Negro's song has served a good purpose and probably will long continue...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 1990
... in historically black institutions of higher education provided the ideal base for him to fulfill his mission of preserving the people's memory of themselves. From this vantage point he was able to influence the lives of many generations of students, and to inspire in them a deeper appreciation for their cul- 1...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 230–242.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of folklorists and valuable to the total corpus of Negro songs. Clarence Cameron White j1880-) has become recognized as the foremost adapter of Negro folk song for violin. Famous as a violinist, he toured the South as well as other parts of the country. While at Tuskegee Institute, he heard the students sing...
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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 (1991) 5 (2): 84–90.
Published: 01 September 1991
... and more insistent. On Sunday, April 27, a beautifully decorated folder proclaimed that on the same evening the Hampton Institute A Capella Choir of forty mixed voices, Dr. R. Nathaniel Dett, Director, would give a "Concert de Bienfaisance," the purpose apparently being to help the Marine Welfare Society...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 September 1987
... of the smaller of our Southern institutions, and in due course they appeared and sang. They sang twice, a group of spirituals each time. The selection, however, was poor, the rendition still poorer; and all in all the singers hardly reflected credit on the school which they represented. So far as helping...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 54–55.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., but will probably be remembered best as a compiler of Negro melodies and as a devotee to the cause of the advancement of Negro music. Anyone who ever had the rare experience of seeing and hearing Mr. Work lead the students in the singing of Negro melodies in the chapel of Fisk University (with which institution he...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 136–138.
Published: 01 September 1994
.... He taught at several historically black colleges where he served as director of music: Lane College in Tennessee (1908-n), Lincoln Institute in Missouri (19n-13), and Hampton Institute in Virginia (1913-32). After he earned his master's degree, he served as director of music at Bennett College...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 40–41.
Published: 01 September 1987
...Alice M. Bacon © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 Memorial Hymn to General Armstrong Alice Mabel Bacon (1858-1918) was a teacher at Hampton Institute from 1883-1900. Born in New Haven the daughter of a Congregationalist minister who was an antislavery advocate, Miss . Bacon...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 March 1994
... of these institutional religious places, we have been led to believe that theological discourse is not possible or authentic in secular popular culture. What I will do here is document some of the views that institutionalized religionists in America, particularly Christians, have had of secular popular music since...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 March 1990
... and ordained in 1888. From 1 October 1890 to 1January 1916 he served as pastor of the African Baptist Church in Live Oaks, Florida (f. 1868). In May 1892, he was appointed president of the Florida Institute (now Florida Memorial College) in Daytona Beach, the school he had entered as a student ten years...
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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...