(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: Ain't Gonna Grieve (Traditional) · Behold That Star · Follow The Drinkin' Gourd · Free At Last · Good News · I'm Trampin' · I've Been 'Buked · In That Great Gettin' Up Morning · Mary Had A Baby · No Hidin' Place · Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen · Oh Freedom · Oh, What a Beautiful City · Rise And Shine · Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow · Somebody's Knocking At Your Door · Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child · and Walk Together, Children.