The Books Of American Negro Spirituals
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The Books Of American Negro Spirituals

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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. favourites 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 178 x 253 x 20mm | 706g
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0306812029
  • 9780306812026
  • 994,064

About James Weldon Johnson

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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