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We'll Understand It Better by and by: Pioneering African American Gospel Composers

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Synopsis:

From the congregations of small African churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Edwin Hawkins and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced Americans. This book brings together some of the best pioneering composers and shows the impact of their work on music and culture in America and abroad.

About the Author

Bernice Johnson Reagon is Distinguished Professor of History at American University. The author of many works, including Black People and Their Culture, she selected and annotated the landmark three-record album collection Voices of the Civil Rights Movement and was narrator and conceptual producer of "Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions," a joint project of the Smithsonian Institution and National Public Radio. A 1989 recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, Reagon is the founder and artistic director of the a cappella quintet Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560981671
Subtitle:
Pioneering African American Gospel Composers
Editor:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Editor:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Author:
Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Author:
REAGON BERNICE JOHNS
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Location:
Washington :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Music
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Gospel
Subject:
Gospel music
Subject:
Afro-american composers
Subject:
Gospel music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
African American composers
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Religious - Gospel
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Choral and Sacred
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
"Wade in the Water" Series
Series Volume:
no. 9
Publication Date:
19921217
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.04 in 2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , From the congregations of small African churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Edwin Hawkins and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced Americans. This book brings together some of the best pioneering composers and shows the impact of their work on music and culture in America and abroad.
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