(All Ages) ANTHOLOGY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUALS. The history of the African American people was one of physical hardship and emotional anguish. The music arising from this struggle - the spiritual - reflects those deeply-felt emotions. This collection of spirituals, arranged by Rene Boyer-Alexander for voices and Orff instruments, is much more than a mere song collection. It is a chronicle of expression that will enrich and uplift both children and adults in classrooms, choirs, community gatherings and churches. In three volumes or one complete edition, it includes arrangements of over 55 songs, historical background, suggested program uses and cultural connections.
Songs include: All Night, All Day · Chatter With The Angels · Children Go Where I Send Thee · Deep River · Dry Bones · Elijah Rock · Ezekiel Saw The Wheel · Go, Tell It On The Mountain · He's Got The Whole World In His Hands · I Want To Be Ready · I'm Gonna Sing When The Spirit Says Sing · In Bright Mansions Above · Oh Lord, I Want Two Wings · Oh Mary · Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer) · and Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.