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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 141–143.
Published: 01 September 1994
...Jon Michael Spencer William F. Rogers , Jr. Dorothy Maynor and the Harlem School of the Arts: The Diva and the Dream . Lewiston, N.Y. : Mellen , 1993 . Pp. x , 286 . Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 Book Reviews 141 William F. Rogers, Jr. Dorothy Maynor...
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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 (1992) 6 (2): 245–251.
Published: 01 September 1992
... expected to discipline me. But since he could not, my mother courageously set out to be both mother and father. She gave me chores to do: cutting the kindling and the wood, bringing it and the coal indoors; starting the fires every morn­ ing; sweeping the house. When in high school I wanted long trousers...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 29–33.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., the present resident supervisor of the Music School Settlement for Colored People in New York, who has written a number of songs for May Irwin, Lillian Russell, and Anna Held. The present craze of the "Blues" was started by another Negro, WC. Handy of Memphis, who wrote the "Memphis Blues." It is true...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 105.
Published: 01 September 1988
... attending the Divinity School at Duke University. Garry Seabron is an Elder in the Church of God in Christ currently attending the Divinity School at Duke University. Jon Michael Spencer, Ph.D., Editor, is a Visiting Professor of Music and Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 1–19.
Published: 01 September 1991
... School in Paris (under the famous composition teacher Nadia Boulanger in the summer of 1929). Dett culminated this graduate education with a master of music degree earned from the Eastman School of Music in 19 31. While at Harvard during the 1920-21 academic year, Dett won the university's Francis Boote...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 84–90.
Published: 01 September 1991
... we were bound. "A choir from a Negro school?" "Then surely we would sing; perhaps someone would sing a solo. Let's see-'I'll Always Be in Love With You' - that's a pretty song, but 'Ole Man River' is better, don't you think-has more snap, and well, you know, it's more characteristic." When it became...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 42–47.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Negro brothers, one of whom is a famous American literateur, have cooperated in the production of lyric and operatic Negro music which has no equal elsewhere, and the influence of which has been largely instrumental in the rise of a new school of popular music in America. Several other Negro musicians...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 1994
..., and his intermittent academic study beyond Oberlin. Prior to his earning a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1931, Dett had a long and distinguished teaching career. He taught at several historically black colleges where he served as director of music: Lane College in Tennessee (1908-n...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 September 1990
... church in providing education for AfricanAmericans at a time when schools for black people in Florida were sorely lacking. In 1894, Bethel Church was incorporated by the state as an institutional church "with authority to carry on Social Betterment and Industrial Training Work, a Bible Institute...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 65–71.
Published: 01 March 1988
... in 1908, a Master ofMusic degree from Eastman School ofMusic in 1931, and intermittent training in Paris and Germany, and at several other American universities. On leave from his tenured professorship at Hampton (1913-1932) for a year's study at Harvard (1920-21 ), Dett' s defense of his compositional...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (2): 124.
Published: 01 September 1990
... Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 Contributors Rebecca T. Cureau, Ph.D., is the chairperson of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Michael G . Hayes, a seminarian at the Chicago University Divinity School, is a minister...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 216–229.
Published: 01 September 1995
...). For fifty years, roughly speaking, the Fisk Singers sang in America and Europe, both as a mixed group and as a male quartet. It was only natural that other schools would take up the art of singing spirituals in a general sort of way. Therefore, it was not long before there were scores of Negroes in schools...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 91–101.
Published: 01 September 1991
... which were patronized by both colored and white people. I learned to play by ear, by listening to my mother, and at the same time was taught by her to recite poetry, including selections from such works as Tennyson's "Idylls of the King." By the time I entered high school, I could give from memory long...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 77.
Published: 01 March 1989
... and Ph.D. candidate in Theology and Ethics in the Department of Religion at Duke University. Jon Michael Spencer, Ph.D. , is a Visiting Professor of Music and Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School. He is author of As the Black School Sings: Black Music Collections at Black...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 34–41.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of a natural resource. A number of the folk songs are very beautiful in their primitive state, and as there are many passages of singular attractiveness in even the crudest of them, the field of work looked inviting. The directors of the Music School Settlement for Colored People in New York, with the idea...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 89.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Michael Spencer, Ph.D., Editor, is a Visiting Professor of Black Sacred Music and Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School. He is author of As the Black School Sings (Greenwood Press, 1987) and Sacred Symphony: The Chanted Sermon of the Black Preacher (Greenwood, 1987). William C...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (1): 89.
Published: 01 March 1988
... Michael Spencer, Ph.D., Editor, is a Visiting Professor of Black Sacred Music and Black Church Studies at the Duke University Divinity School. He is author of As the Black School Sings (Greenwood Press, 1987) and Sacred Symphony: The Chanted Sermon of the Black Preacher (Greenwood, 1987). William C...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Garry Seabron © Copyright 1988 JBSM /Jon Michael Spencer 1988 The Jackson Bible Universal Selected Gospel Songs A Review Garry Seabron The Jackson Bible Universal Selected Gospel Songs was the industrious effort of Elder H. C. Jackson, President and Dean of the Bible school he apparently...
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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...