The Spirituals Database

The Spirituals Database offers searchable access to recorded track information for over 5,200 Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo Classical vocalists. The resource contains a selection from a century of historic and contemporary recordings produced on compact discs, long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) albums, 78 rpm records, 45 rpm discs, audio cassettes and streamed audio files, as well as demonstration recordings from musical score collections of concert Spirituals.

Begin searching The Spirituals Database from the simple keyword search box or the advanced search link below:

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Information about advanced search features is available on the How to Search page.


A downloadable presentation version of the document, A Century of Negro Spirituals for Solo Voice, is now available:


Hope you find The Spirituals Database to be a useful resource. Please contact me if you have recordings of concert Spirituals to recommend or have questions/suggestions.


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