An index to African-American spirituals for the solo voice / compiled by Kathleen A. Abromeit ; foreword by François Clemmons Abromeit, Kathleen A., 1962-

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Abromeit, Kathleen A., 1962-
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Spirituals (Songs) - Indexes.; Bibliography.; African Americans - Music - Bibliography.
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Spirituals were an intrinsic part of the African-American plantation life and were sung at all important occasions and events. This volume is the first index of African-American spirituals to be published in more than half a century and will be an important research tool for scholars and students of African-American history and music. The first collection of slave songs appeared in 1843, without musical notation, in a series of three articles by a Methodist Church missionary identified simply as c. Collections that included musical notation began appearing in the 1850s. The earliest book-lengt.
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