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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 157–177.
Published: 01 March 1994
...John Covach Copyright © 1994 by Duke University Press 1994 The Quest ol the Absolute: Schoenberg, Hauer, and the Twelve-Tone Idea John Covach I In 1923 the Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) announced to his closest students that he had discovered a "method of composing...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 269–277.
Published: 01 March 1994
..., 189,190, 199 School Daze, 230 Schopenhauer, Arthur, 173-75 Schorske, Carl, 185, 186 Schubert, Franz, 32, 33, 117 Schuller, Gunther, 45 Schulze, Gerhard, 104 Schwarze, Bernd, vii, viii Screening the Blues, 207 Seduction of the Spirit, 86 Seraphita, 176 216 Black Sacred Music serial music. See twelve-tone...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 72–74.
Published: 01 March 1989
... colonization. In the introduction to this section Eaklor says that "The strength of the Christian appeal is revealed in the fact that it is present in nine of the twelve sets of lyrics and prominent in five'' (p. 1). In section two, "God and Liberty," Eaklor includes a substantial number of pieces by the moral...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Yorkers could not afford to pay ten or twelve dollars to attend shows, they partied in the park. "Saturdays and Sundays, 2,000 to 3 ,000 kids would bring their sound systems into the park, plug them into light pol es and start jamming. . .. Every neighborhood had their own deejay and they would battle...
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Black Sacred Music (1993) 7 (1): 56–61.
Published: 01 March 1993
... one out of four made it. This means twelve million black people, Africans, lost their lives on the way from Africa to America. That is nothing but genocide on a scale that is unprecedented in recorded history Hence, a conference on the "middle passage" is long overdue. Recently, the Japanese won...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 51–59.
Published: 01 March 1991
... on the twelve-bar blues harmonic structure and phrasing. It was more "polished" than the earlier New Orleans jazz at the turn of the century, and its major influences came from New York City, Chicago, and Kansas City. Finally, on the religious front, gospel music was in its early stages of development around...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 271–277.
Published: 01 September 1992
... Spirituals, 13 Three Visions, 9 Thurman, Howard, xiv, 43 Tipton, Chelsea, 6 7b You America, 5, 10 Troubled Island, 4, 10, 27, 49, 55-56, 166, 167, 185 Tucker, Sophie, vi, 2, 120 Tuskegee Institute, 33, 45; choir, 186 Twelve Negro Spirituals, 13 Twenty-Third Psalm, The, 33 University of Arkansas, xv, 6...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 114–123.
Published: 01 September 1992
... out twelve or fifteen dance ar­ rangements a week. They worked so hard that they finally hit on the system of "spelling" each other. He would take the arrangement up to a certain point, wake his wife and tell her to modulate to a certain The Men behind American Music ÌÌ9 key, then go to sleep and let...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (1): 41–50.
Published: 01 March 1991
... survey named him the second most important spokesperson for Afro-America, after Jesse Jackson. In twelve years he has built a solid political base and is running a slate of candidates for political office. It is his redemptive political rhetoric that especially appeals to rappers: his vilifying 14...
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Black Sacred Music (1991) 5 (2): 91–101.
Published: 01 September 1991
... that there should be no reason why I should not do as much in music as he had done. The old parlor of the Cataract Hotel, as it originally stood, was a room of French colonial design, elegant and grand in treatment. It was a very long room, having ten or twelve windows on each side. From the high ceiling hung two...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 162–174.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Islands did not support this conclusion. Perhaps the years have caused a gradual change to take place. As a result of more than twelve years of research, I am strongly of the opinion that the shout, with its accompanying eccentricities, is found mostly in the Sanctified and Holiness churches and the other...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 182–194.
Published: 01 September 1995
... not in books-in fact, most of the Negro songs remain in the possession of the folk. Jackson uses about nineteen actual songs and cites twelve of those studied by Johnson. It goes without saying that this is not a reliable percentage and that anyone who makes such a general statement as the one made by Jackson...
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Black Sacred Music (1988) 2 (2): 29–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
...) were among the notable groups documented. The recorded selections of Rev. F. W McGee of Chicago, which typically consisted of a highly compressed sermon, a small vocal chorus, and a stringband, proved so popular that he was called into the studio of Victor Records on twelve occasions between 1927...
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Black Sacred Music (1987) 1 (1): 53–60.
Published: 01 March 1987
... arrangements, and J. Jefferson Cleveland is to Songs of Zion (1981) with approximately 50 hymns and arrangements, so is Iris Stevenson to .l'es, Lord! with five original hymns, twelve arrangements, fifteen transcriptions, and three call and response accompaniments.4 Hymnal Task Force Chairman Bishop Nonnan N...
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Black Sacred Music (1989) 3 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 1989
... and music to 38 hymns, the text alone to 4 additional hymns, and the music to twelve pieces (five hymns, five arrangements, and two anthems). 21 In addition to Bishop Holsey's "O Rapturous Scenes" (set by Hamilton), is one hymn each by Rev. A. J. Cobb, the editor of The Christian Index from 1910-1914 (set...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 147–161.
Published: 01 September 1995
... was railroadin' in Macon, Mississippi, when I was twelve years old. Yes, Lawd, I corned over here in '15 . Caught plenty hell in de army. I'm on compensation now. Was in de hawspital in Nawleens. Dat's when I done some sho nuff singin'. Us boys dere in de hawspital jes sung all de time ter keep from thinkin...
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Black Sacred Music (1995) 9 (1-2): 16–34.
Published: 01 September 1995
... the fundamental ingredient for all these in his cries. It was a mere grafting of these cries onto different needs, impulses, and borrowed tunes and songs, just as is being done today. So much has been said about the twelve-bar blues, whereas in fact the structure is based upon a series of Negro cries. So is all...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (1): 98–140.
Published: 01 March 1992
... the Adamic myth. He sang, "Adam and Eve made sin, what more can we do?" Kokomo Arnold thematized the myth in "The Twelves," a vaudeville-like treatment of the creation and the subsequent disobedience of Adam. Arnold sang, with seeming reckless humor, that God made Adam 3. There are recessive forms...
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Black Sacred Music (1992) 6 (2): 1–77.
Published: 01 September 1992
... forebears by arranging black spirituals. He called this folk music "songs of the soul,"34 probably because he had heard his maternal grandmother sing them and reflect on slavery days in a most heartfelt way.35 In 1937 he published Twelve Negro Spirituals, twelve "songs of the soul" arranged for voice...
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Black Sacred Music (1994) 8 (1): 13–35.
Published: 01 March 1994
... heritage. He cites Stravinsky's Mass as a particularly compelling example. By incarnation he means "naturalness," the way the musical means are wedded to the needs of the composition. "The form and content must come together into a unity," he says.s He cites the difficulty of joining twelve-tone...