African American Heritage Hymnal: 575 Hymns, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs
African American Heritage Hymnal: 575 Hymns, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs  -     Edited By: Rev. Dr. Delores Carpenter, Rev. Nolan E. Williams Jr.
    By: Delores Carpenter, Rev Dr Delores Carpenter(ED.) & JR. Williams, Rev Nolan E.(ED.)
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African American Heritage Hymnal: 575 Hymns, Spirituals, and Gospel Songs

GIA Publications / 2001 / Hardcover

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Eight years of inspired work by a committee of more than 30 musicians and pastors, all leaders in African American worship and gospel music. For the first time in an African American hymnal, traditional hymns and songs are notated to reflect performance practices found in the oral tradition of the black church in America. At a time when such traditions are falling victim to modern technology, this book strives to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. Presented are litanies for "Fifty-Two Sundays of Worshipful Celebration" outlining an African American church year, including such special days as Martin Luther King Sunday, Elders' Day, Mother's Day, and Men's Day. Also included are 52 responsive scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments and an extensive index that includes scriptural and thematic cross-references.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1104
Vendor: GIA Publications
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.10 X 6.30 X 1.60 (inches)
ISBN: 1579991246
ISBN-13: 9781579991241

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Eight years of inspired work by a committee of more than 30 musicians and pastors, all leaders in African American worship and gospel music, have resulted in this compendium representing the common repertoire of African American churches across the United States. For the first time in an African American hymnal, traditional hymns and songs are notated to reflect performance practices found in the oral tradition of the black church in America. At a time when such traditions are falling victim to modern technology, this book strives to preserve this rich heritage for future generations. Presented are litanies for “Fifty-Two Sundays of Worshipful Celebration” outlining an African American church year, including such special days as Martin Luther King Sunday, Elders’ Day, Mother’s Day, and Men’s Day. Also included are 52 responsive scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments and an extensive index that includes scriptural and thematic cross-references.

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