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Due to the broad scope of this topic, as well as time limitations, my paper examines selected primary sources that shed light on the historical origins of the Negro spiritual and the blues.
As the slaves were subjected to the brutality and oppression of slavery, the Negro Spirituals and the scriptures elevated their hearts and validated their faith in God.
The primarily rhythmic and percussive first movement, "Sagittaire," suggests ancient, pagan celebrations, while the more contemplative, blues-like second movement, "Mood," evokes the character of Negro spiritual melodies.
At one parish I attended for a short time, the congregation was sometimes invited to join the choir in singing an American Negro spiritual.
By the 1930s he was internationally famous, but not all American blacks were comfortable with the Negro spiritual as the hallmark of their culture or with the actor's association with downtrodden black parts on stage and screen.
4, 'Hospodin jest muj pastyr] suggest the influence of Negro spiritual and American hymnody' are not substantiated by comparative examples or in any other way.
According to Sigmund Spaeth (A History of Popular Music in America, 1948), William Arms Fisher turned the Largo of the symphony into a song called "Goin' Home" (1922), "now widely accepted as an authentic Negro spiritual, even though entirely the work of two white men.
Each competing youth choir must submit a CD recording with two songs: a rendition of the historic Negro spiritual "In That Great Gettin' Up Morning" and a gospel selection of their choice.
When we allow freedom to ring - when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last, free at last, great God almighty, we are free at last," King said.
Arthur instantly broke into song again, this time a Negro spiritual.
This was in contrast to the tradition of improvised Negro spiritual music, which had mostly been passed down orally and anonymously.