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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 81–85.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Art of Musical Creation Recently a discussion arose concerning the art of musical creation. A statement made by me to the effect that musical creation is almost entirely a subjective process was contested, and strong arguments were advanced...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 194–197.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Our American Musical Resources Several years ago, a young friend of mine came here from Europe to study musical composition at one of our universities. He had been inspired to compose by hearing the music of the masters over the radio...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 178–201.
Published: 01 March 1994
...Mark Sumner Harvey Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Rhythm, Ritual, and Religion: Postmodern (Musical) Agonistes Mark Sumner Harvey Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 84–90.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Copyright © 1991 by Duke University Press 1991 A Musical Invasion of Europe The discovery of the presence of forty young Negroes accompanied by five older ones among the "tourist-third" passengers of the French steamer, De Grasse, which sailed from New York, Wednesday morning, April 23...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 117–120.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Allen Woll Woll , Allen . Black Musical Theatre: From Coontown to Dreamgirls . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 1989 . Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 loolrleviews JJT and saxed, beat the bop in club cellars, syncopated odd phrases, and dropped...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 69–81.
Published: 01 March 1987
...Jon Michael Spencer © Copyright 1987 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1987 A Bibliography of Sacred Music held by The Black Music Archive Compiled by Jon Michael Spencer The Black Music Archive was founded at North Carolina Central University in 1984 by Jon Michael Spencer with a grant from...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 100–101.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Spirituals, Blues Important Se ion of American Music Nowadays the history of Negro music, chronicled by able musicolo­ gists, is available to every student who wishes to visit his public library There he may learn dates, names of all important...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 102–104.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Music of My Race More than 45 years ago, when the Czechoslovakian composer, Antonin Dvo ák, arrived in the United States as a professor, he amazed the country when he said and wrote that black music could be the basis of an important...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Men behind American Music Several years ago, the director of music in the public schools of Washington, D.C., wrote a pamphlet on American music in which he said that a certain Virginia-born white composer "understands and interprets...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 105–108.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Negro and His Music When one discusses the Negro "stereotype" he speaks of something that colored people have been fighting for many years something that extends to almost all art-expressions in which colored people are portrayed. Films, up...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 American Music and the Well-Timed Sneer Nothing in the propaganda world is so effective as the sneer. A word­ less sneer defies quotation, but it does its damage all the same. It hits its target with greater certainty than many a volume...
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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 (1992) 6 (2): 95–96.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 For Finer Negro Music No matter where I go, no matter to whom I talk, I am always asking for a better opportunity for the musical development of the Negro in America. For years it has been my constant plea that young persons especially be given...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 173–176.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Structure ofMusic Many people, attracted by the current frantic rush to discover new horizons in music, seem to think that musical form is a thing of the past. They believe that in order to compose one need only find a few bizarre harmonies...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 177–188.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Fifty Years of Progress in Music At the turn of the century, thanks to the Fisk Jubilee Singers, to the Cole and Johnson shows and to certain other ambitious pioneers, the Negro was generally conceded to be extraordinarily gifted in music...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Negro Music ín the Americas When Antonín Dvo ák came to the United States and announced publicly that Negro music should become the basis for a new school of American music, he caused a storm of discussion that has not yet abated, despite...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 192–193.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Serious Music: New Field for the Negro It has been equally a pleasure and a challenge to be colored and to be composing serious music in the United States: a pleasure, because it is exciting to be competing in a new field; a challenge, because...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 144–149.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Politics in Music Near the close of a recent speech I made a quick reference to "poli­ tically-minded composers." The next morning a young lady who had been in the audience wanted to know exactly what I meant by that term. Did I, she asked...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 132.
Published: 01 March 1990
...Sarah Collins Fernandis Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 77 Music 1 Under the toil and the striving, Under the sorrow and stings, Alway serene, aye persistent, Something in every heart sings. 2 And erst a grand oratorio Into life's harmony swells,Erst a song, plaintive...