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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 (1990) 4 (1): 113.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 64 Press On, 0 Faithful Ones 1 Press on, o faithful ones, press on, Don't give the struggle up, For there awaits a crown of life , For all who'll overcome. When the paths of life are strewn with thorns , And troubles...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 1988
... and extra- dependence. · transformation / [preaching service]~ extradependence escape intradependence ~ regression ~ [testimony service] 1If one looks beyond the male-dominated pulpit, says Cheryl Gilkes, one will doubtless view the Holiness-Pentecostal church as a women's movement. Cheryl T. Gilkes...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (2): 29–32.
Published: 01 September 1987
... the nascent drama. Those who like the primitive have been satisfied; at the same time there has been a challenge to the conscious artist. In the face of such acceptance and acclaim it might seem strange that any one should raise a question. Yet some things that have happened even within the last few months...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 252–256.
Published: 01 September 1992
..., after having given some thought to the matter, I hesitate to term the thoughts I'm about to express "theories." I'd rather call them experiences and resultant conclusions. The major problem confronting one who sets out to score for an orchestra is that of presenting the music most effectively...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 84–86.
Published: 01 March 1988
... - phi s and the joy of life is ca the God now of a 11 of th e peo-ple of the not 1:nW called Ra - - dam a f A me n ._ ways he re·-is al and Ya dark - ness co rn es God of an Af ri ca cov - e red that l a ter and 'three ' gave to with us for pea - ple, A world where - ca is the b i rth - place of the one...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 253–261.
Published: 01 March 1992
... of American musicologists the method of style analysis. Lest one think that Adler's position had gone unchallenged, Ed- ward Dent, in the 19 30 Guido Adler Festschrift, wrote that a history of music "must deal with the art of music in relation to human life in general, in relation to poetry, drama...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... be said to be great music. Yet, was there ever a time in the history of any country on earth when every single composer turned out a masterpiece in every one of his compositions? Certainly not! The number of recog- From Counterpoint May 1948, 10 11. Reprinted with the permission of William Grant Still...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 35–65.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 3 Dances, Blues, and Ballads I One may well consider the dance song to be synonymous with the Negro song in general. At one time or another the Negro has used all classes of his songs for dancing. This is very likely due to the fact...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 218–223.
Published: 01 March 1992
..., was attempting to stay in step with the civil rights move- ment. One major step was to bring in the largest number of African- American freshmen in the school's history. Excluding the kitchen crew, the black students, all highly recruited athletes, then num- bered about twenty-seven out of nearly two thousand...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 157–163.
Published: 01 September 1992
... who is fully conversant with the artistic world as well as with the problems of Negroes. He feels that the mere inci­ dent of color brings interest to a person's work and makes him stand out from the crowd. In one way I can see his point, and can agree that this may be true in some instances. It may...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 1994
... the captives free. Some of these songs can even be found under the categories of sacred music-the anthem, the hymn, the spiritual, the gospel. But there is a new song placed on the lips of those brought up from the pit by the one who alone is able to deliver. This is the new song. The new song is profoundly...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
... but reflecting the influences of Paris, or of German and English painting." And then he asks this pertinent question, "Was there, in fact, as distinguished from art in America, any American art?" Turning to the realm of music, one finds an analogous situation; for, until very recently, music in America...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 108–113.
Published: 01 September 1991
... our musical life, while the spiri- tual seems ever to gain in favor, not only at home, but also abroad. In the face of the volumes upon volumes of spirituals which have been recorded ( with new ones being discovered - each book of this series contains several new ones) and considering the fewness...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 230–242.
Published: 01 September 1995
.... He was the first and remained one of the few world com- posers of his race. Born to an English mother and an African father, it has been said that Coleridge-Taylor was incidentally English and essentially Negro. His genius was always directed toward the music of African and Afro-American Negroes...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 162–174.
Published: 01 September 1995
... that there are times when some borrowing goes on between the various musical types. The I 64 Black Sacred Music same holds true for the baptism, the funeral, the revival, and other occasions-the shout being itself an occasion. So, the less one con- siders the fact that Negroes in America represent many different...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 66–74.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press 1995 Chapter 4 The Rise ol the Work Songs The philosophy, beauty, and grandeur of the Negro work song has been largely overlooked until very recently. This is the result of neglect, on the one hand, and circumstances inherent in the system producing...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 1993
.... It was during this period, in 19231 that Jean Toomer's Cane was published. Before publication, Toomer sent a letter dated December 121 19221 to one of his closer friends, Waldo Frank: Cane is on its way to you! For two weeks I have worked steadily at it. The book is done. From three angles, Cane's design...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 40–46.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Sister Esther Mary, N.C.T. Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Spirituals in the Church Sister Esther Mary, N. C. T Writings about and references to the use of spirituals in Protestant churches are sufficient in number. The value of the present article is that it is one of the few...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 203–215.
Published: 01 September 1995
... one day to a rural church. The singing of the people was wonderful. There is no better word for it; yes, it was exactly and perfectly wonderful. So, then, at a Festival intended to teach young Negro high school students an appreciation of music, why not have a session or two devoted to the Folk...