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Books of American Negro Spirituals
     

Books of American Negro Spirituals

by James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson
 

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In two elegant and masterly prefaces, James Weldon Johnson discusses the origin and history of more than 120 of the most significant spirituals known. Favorites like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down, Moses" are arranged for voice and piano by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and considered within their African tradition.

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In two elegant and masterly prefaces, James Weldon Johnson discusses the origin and history of more than 120 of the most significant spirituals known. Favorites like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down, Moses" are arranged for voice and piano by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and considered within their African tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306812026
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/27/2002
Edition description:
2 BKS IN 1
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
433,331
Product dimensions:
6.99(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.81(d)

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James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) is recognized alongside W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington as one of the most respected interpreters of the black experience. Composer J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) was an authority on Negro spirituals.

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