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Singing in the Spirit : African-American Sacred Quartets in New York City

Allen, Ray

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ISBN 10: 0812230507 / ISBN 13: 9780812230505
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991
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Title: Singing in the Spirit : African-American ...

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Edition: 1st Edition

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Draws on field recordings and interviews with dozens of local New York singers to tell the story of sacred quartet singing in New York City's African-American church community, tracing its evolution and its role in worship and culture.

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Allen (African American studies, Univ. of California) fills a need for information on this segment of the black "spiritual entertainment" tradition in music with a balanced presentation of the New York history, repertoire, aesthetics, performance style, and future of sacred quartet singing. Telling quotations express performers' experiences, giving his book a welcome "inside story" perspective. Selected examples of lyrics present images of both tradition and spontaneity (improvisation is part of the tradition). This serious ethnomusicological study with few photos and no musical examples will appeal more to students than to general readers. Recommended for African American studies and large music collections. It might also be considered for special collections in religion and urban studies.
- Bonnie Jo Dopp, District of Columbia P.L.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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