Negro Folk-Songs: Books I-IV Complete

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Authentic record of traditional plantation songs sung by students at Virginia's Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, brilliantly compiled and notated. Includes 19 transcriptions of spirituals, work-songs, and play-songs, each scored for male quartet with piano reduction of vocal parts, from Go Down, Moses to Cott'n-pickin' song. Includes discussions of social context of the times.
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Authentic record of traditional plantation songs sung by students at Virginia's Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, brilliantly compiled and notated. Includes 19 transcriptions of spirituals, work-songs, and play-songs, each scored for male quartet with piano reduction of vocal parts, from Go Down, Moses to Cott'n-pickin' song. Includes discussions of social context of the times.
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Library Journal
Published in 1918, this volume collects 19 traditional spirituals, works songs, and play songs, divided by category with complete words and music. Each grouping contains an essay outlining the background and social significance of the songs. A solid item for both music and history collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486418803
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/24/2001
  • Series: Hampton Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Hampton Series v
Book I Spirituals 1
O ride on, Jesus
Notes 3
Music 7
Go down, Moses
Notes 13
Music 17
Couldn't hear nobody pray
Notes 22
Music 25
Good news, chariot's comin'!
Notes 32
Music 34
Book II Spirituals 39
Foreword 41
'Tis me, O Lord
Notes 49
Music 52
Listen to de Lambs
Notes 57
Music 61
O ev'ry time I feel de Spirit
Notes 64
Music 66
God's a-gwine ter move all de troubles away
Notes 69
Music 73
Book III Work- and Play-Songs 83
Foreword 85
"Cotton in Song" 87
Cott'n-Pickin' Song
Notes 89
Music 93
Cott'n-Dance Song
Notes 98
Music 102
Cott'n-Packin' Song
Notes 107
Music 110
Corn-Shuckin' Song
Notes 111
Music 114
Book IV Work- and Play-Songs 121
Foreword and introductory notes 123
Peanut-Pickin' Song
Notes 129
Music 131
Hammerin' Song
Notes 140
Music 146
Lullaby
Notes 149
Music 150
"Chicka-Hanka"
Notes 153
Music 154
"Hyah, Rattler!"
Notes 155
Music 157
"Old Rags, Bottles, Rags!"
Notes 156
Music 157
'Liza-Jane
Notes 158
Music 160
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