Sacred Symphony: The Chanted Sermon of the Black Preacher

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The first and only collection of its kind, Sacred Symphony contains 100 transcriptions of muscial excerpts from the chanted sermons of contemporary black preachers. In his introduction to the pieces that follow, Spencer argues that there is an observablec orrelation between the chanted sermons of today's black preachers and the antebellum spiritual. He shows that the pieces collected here, each of which spontaneously evolved during the course of a sermon or prayer service, are themselves spirituals containing similar ...

Sacred Symphony: The Chanted Sermon of the Black Preacher 1987, Greenwood Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780313259999

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