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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 122–123.
Published: 01 March 1990
...F. M. Hamilton Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 71 Think on These Things 1& ?= & ' 1& & " ' 1& 2 ~ ~ , I ~ l ~ r 1. What- so- -ev- er things 2. What- so- -ev- er th ings 3. Are there things of good f i J 2 I r ? ~ t I wi ll for- e'er en- which all men can -thy of our sup- ) J...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 157.
Published: 01 March 1990
...John Howardton Smith Copyright © 1990 by Duke University Press 1990 93 Thinking of Mother I As the shades of evening gather And I sit here all alone There comes to me a picture Of a village far away And the little old grey cottage With some roses by the door I can see my dear old mother...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 203–206.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 Answer to a Questionnaire q: Do you think of yourself as a Negro artist or an artist who hap­ pens to be a Negro? a; I think of myself first as an American, then as an artist who happens to be a Negro. After all, I have Indian, Irish, Spanish...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 29–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
... in the same neighborhood? Ruth: No, not exactly; we all went to the same church. Q: Most quartets seem to be (l) associated with a church, (2) associated with a community group or social group, (3) just a common interest in singing. You all were associated with the same church. Can you think of any other...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 233–244.
Published: 01 September 1992
... apparently with our horizons limited. This cannot be a limitation placed on us by outsiders though their opinions may certainly have something to do with influencing us. Instead, it is a limitation that some of us have placed on ourselves, thinking per­ haps that it will please outsiders. In hearing the work...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 92–106.
Published: 01 March 1994
.... The production procedures and market strategies of the culture industry-this is especially true for films and music-are deter- mined by technical rationality. Adorno and Horkheimer think this 96 Black Sacred Music reflects the "coercive character of an alienated society!' Consumers degrade into statistical...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 1994
...." In the church of Galatia they were trying to get the people to add all of these extra requirements to their salvation. So Paul tells the people in Galatia, "No, it is not through keeping the law that you're saved; it is through grace, through faith in Jesus Christ that you're saved!' Then Paul begins to think...
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Black Sacred Music (1990) 4 (1): 162.
Published: 01 March 1990
... mansions bright and fair ; Mother's love can ne'er forget me, And I'm sure she'll know me there. 2 I have changed with changing seasons , I am bent with toil and care ; Do you think she will remember, Will my mother know me there? 3 Oft for me my mother wrestled, When she used to kneel in prayer; Do you...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 150–156.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Music. American Music and the Well-Timed Sneer 151 nized masters is small compared to the number of composers work­ ing at their trade, in any epoch. The scoffers did not stop to think of that when they went into action. Whatever their reasons, they used the sneer to disparage the works of our pioneers...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 29.
Published: 01 March 1993
... of the big dance bands over NBC and CBS. This, I think, is a desecration and the greatest insult to our forefa- thers and mothers who were the originators of these beautiful spiri- tuals not for an unholy use but to express and depict to a disinterest- ing world what was taking place inside of an aching...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... tunes or arrangers who bring new life to old tunes, the men who play the tunes all of these are subservient to the main personality. Money is made in this fashion, and money has been lavishly used to promote sales. The average layman thinks very little about this background. When he hears a big band, he...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (2): 133–135.
Published: 01 September 1994
... thinking, I let loose with a Mississippi holler!' The authenticity of his holler was confirmed, he said, when the black sergeant com- mented that he sounded like he was from "down home." Lomax con- cluded that this experience brought him nearer to understanding the mystery that surrounds the origins...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 215–231.
Published: 01 September 1992
... beautiful, but only as White, Brown, or Yellow are beautiful: when we make it so. The term has served its purpose, so I hope from this time forward we will all want to emphasize our American ties, as well as our African heritage. Our parents and grandparents, I think, wanted us above all else to be good...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 194–197.
Published: 01 September 1992
.... This could serve to balance our thinking along abstract lines. In their musical history, other nations have turned back to the folk not to use it exclusively, but as a means of re-vitalizing their created music. I wonder if it would not be a good idea for some of us too? At least, for the composer who needs...
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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 (1992) 6 (2): 124–132.
Published: 01 September 1992
... simply and without fanfare and the resulting films still be good entertainment. Just now, there is a good opportunity for advances as regards minor­ ity groups in films. The reason is, that among thinking people, there exists a more or less general understanding that one of the biggest issues...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 3–12.
Published: 01 March 1994
... that are related in a remarkable number of ways. The question in my title, thus, has everything to do with the ways we construct our modes of thinking and the patterns whereby we attempt to explain a tangible world from our urge to understand an intangible. Music and religion some- how stand together at the center...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 198–202.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Copyright © 1992 by Duke University Press 1992 The Composers Creed At a recent concert of contemporary music, my wife handed me a note which read as follows: "This is certainly excellent music to think of something else by." My first reaction was to the humorous side of the message...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 September 1992
... more than one hearing to a worthy work? In planning such a project, I know that there will be one large question mark in many minds. This will be concerned with budgets, and with the expense involved in playing new works. Even though it is a delicate subject, I think it should be brought into the open...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 244–249.
Published: 01 March 1992
... This is blasphemy? Only for the prurient and the sick who come to the video deter- mined to read their own twisted sexual hang-ups into it. Only for those who think that it is blasphemous to use religious imagery in popular music. Only for those who think that sexual passion is an inappropriate metaphor for divine...