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The R. Nathaniel Dett reader : essays on Black sacred music

Dett, R. Nathaniel, 1882-1943 (Added Author). Spencer, Jon Michael. (Added Author).
Book - 1991
LHC 780.973 Rob
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  • Physical Description xiv, 138 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1991.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A special issue of Black sacred music : a journal of theomusicology."
"The focus of this reader of the complete writings of musician and scholar Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is African American sacred music."--Preface.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
"Bibliography of Dett's published works": page 131.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword / Dominique-Ren ďe Lerma -- Preface / Jon Michael Spencer -- Introduction / Jon Michael Spencer -- The writings of R. Nathaniel Dett. Helping to lay foundation for Negro music of the future -- The emancipation of Negro music -- Development of Negro secular music -- The development of Negro religious music -- Negro music of the present -- Review of The book of American Negro spirituals -- Review of Negro workaday songs -- John W. Work -- Religious folk-songs of the Negro -- As the Negro school sings -- Notes to the Hampton Choir at Carnegie Hall -- Notes to the Hampton Choir at Symphony Hall -- Notes to the Hampton Choir at Queen's Hall -- A musical invasion of Europe -- From bell stand to throne room -- The Dett collection of Negro spirituals -- Understanding the Negro spiritual -- The authenticity of the spiritual -- The development of the Negro spiritual -- Negro music.