Slave Songs (Traditional Black Music)
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Slave Songs (Traditional Black Music)

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Published by Chelsea House Publications .
Written in English


  • Vocal music,
  • Juvenile Multicultural Studies,
  • Juvenile Music,
  • Children"s 9-12 - Music,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • Ethnic - African American,
  • Music - History,
  • Music - Songbooks,
  • People & Places - United States - African-American,
  • Afro-Americans,
  • Folk music,
  • Folk songs, English,
  • Juvenile,
  • Music,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11148022M
ISBN 100791018377
ISBN 109780791018378

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Our title, "Slave Songs," was selected because it best described the contents of the book. A few of those here given (Nos. 64, 59) were, to be sure, composed since the proclamation of emancipation, but even these were inspired by slavery. This book is worth having just for the historical information, which was fascinating. The authors went all over the South collecting songs, having people sing for them in bars, in the fields, and even in prisons. Some of the songs are really sad, a lot of them are about going to heaven, death, and hard work. Most are slave by: 7. They were called "spiritual songs and the term "sperichil" (spiritual) appeared for the first time in the book "Slave Songs of The United States" (by Allen, Ware, Garrison, ). As negro spirituals are Christian songs, most of them concern what the Bible says and how to live with the Spirit of God. Little wonder, then, that of all the slave songs, it is the Spirituals, expressing the deepest religious emotions of souls touched by Christ, which kindles a flame in our hearts. Spirituals are recognized as some of the world's most authentic spiritual utterances since David penned the Psalms. Identity.

Songs used Biblical references and analogies of Biblical people, places and stories, comparing them to their own history of slavery. For example, “being bound for the land of Canaan” for a white person could mean ready to die and go to heaven; but to a slave it meant ready to go to Canada. Before I 'd be slave oh freedom Beams of heaven (some day) Blow you trumpet gabriel Bound for canaan land Buked and scorned Bye and bye Come here lord NEW SONG Come down Come go with me D Daniel saw the stone NEW SONG De angel roll . Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs,+ song lyrics with PDF On The Trail Of Negro Folk-Songs, negro folk songs with lyrics, sheet music & commentaries Negro Folk Rhymes, A detailed study of Negro folk music with sheet music & lyrics Afro-American Folk songs, A Study In Racial And National Music, Sheet Music & Lyrics Folk Songs Of the American.   Black Gospel Songs Mama Used To Sing - Duration: New Life Gospel 4,, views.

Songs of the Underground Railroad were spiritual and work songs used during the early-to-mid 19th century in the United States to encourage and convey coded information to escaping slaves as they moved along the various Underground Railroad routes. As it was illegal in most slave states to teach slaves to read or write, songs were used to communicate messages and directions about when, . All Smithsonian museums and Smithsonian Libraries locations continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a regular and as-needed basis. A valuable collection of folk music and lore from the Gullah culture, Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands preserves the rich traditions of slave descendants on the barrier islands of Georgia by interweaving their music with descriptions of their language, religious and social customs, and material ted over a period of nearly twenty-five years by Lydia Parr4/5. Slave Songs of the United States book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Originally published in , the book is a collect /5.