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Negro spirituals : from Bible to folk song

Christa. Dixon

Philadelphia : Fortress Press ©1976

Available at GSU Library Atlanta  Atlanta Library North 4  (ML3556 .D58 )()

  • Title:
    Negro spirituals : from Bible to folk song
  • Author: Christa. Dixon
  • Subjects: Spirituals (Songs) -- History and criticism; Spirituals (Songs); Spirituals; Historia -- religiösa aspekter; Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Contents: Understanding the spirituals -- Lit'le David -- Kum ba yah, my Lord -- Oh! didn't it rain -- Jacob's ladder -- Swing low, sweet chariot -- Go down, Moses -- Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho -- Sometimes I feel like a motherless chile -- Rock o' my soul -- It's me -- Dry bones -- Go tell it on the mountain -- Let us break bread together -- Hold on! -- Were you there when they crucified my Lord? -- Chillun, did you hear when Jesus rose? -- Steal away -- Sit down -- Deep river -- In dat great gittin'-up mornin' -- When de saints come marchin' in -- Heav'n, heav'n, heav'n -- He's got the whole world in his hands -- All o' God's chillun got a song.
    This is the first examination of the background and meaning of the best known Negro Spirituals. A consideration of their texts shows the spirituals to be songs of faith, deeply rooted in affirmations and experiences from the Bible. Examining over twenty spirituals, the author shows how the early singers shaped and reshaped their biblical texts in the light of the Afro-American backgrounds out of which the songs emerged and the slavery situation in which they flourished. Songs of genuine faith outlive their historical origins. Throughout the ages, people have responded in song to God's love in the world. American slave songs are world folk songs because they express a faith which cannot be imprisoned in any one age, place, or culture. (Back cover). ;Includes indexes.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Fortress Press
  • Creation Date: ©1976
  • Physical Description: x, 117 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9780800612214;ISBN0800612213
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 02423191
  • NZ MMS ID: 9910360934402931
  • IZ MMS ID: 993850703402952

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