Discography

Most of the videos presented in this document were created by Randye Jones and are posted with numerous others on her Divaslair YouTube page. The audio recordings used for those videos and other videos are listed below, with links to additional information about the tracks:

Albert, Donnie Ray. Donnie Ray Albert in Recital Cinnabar Records CNB1402, 2003, compact disc.

Alda, Frances. “Deep River.”  Victor B-19121, 1917, 10-in.

Anderson, Marian.  Spirituals.  VAI Audio VAIA 1168, 1998, compact disc.

Arroyo, Martina.  Spirituals.  Centaur Records, CRC 2060, compact disc.

Battle, Kathleen.  Spirituals in Concert.  Deutsche Grammophon 429 790-2, 1991, compact disc.

Bledsoe, Jules.  Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?.  Pearl Gemm CD 9484, 1991, compact disc.

Brice, Carol. The Christmas Album. Sony Classical MHK 63309, 1997, compact disc.

Brown, Jr., Uzee. Great Day!. [Private label], 2005, compact disc.

Brownlee, Lawrence.  Spiritual Sketches.  LeChateau Earl Records, 2013, compact disc.

Day, Calesta.  Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.  American Spiritual Ensemble, 2011, compact disc.

Dillard, Pamela.  Watch and Pray.  Koch International Classics 3-7247-2H1, 1994, compact disc.

Dobbs, Mattiwilda.  Tva Sidor Av Mattiwilda Dobbs Och Gotthard Arner. Proprius 25 04-02-0004, 19–, long-playing disc.

Duncan, Todd. Todd Duncan Sings Spirituals.  Royale EP181, 195-, 45 rpm disc.

English-Robinson, Laura. Let It Shine. ACA Digital Recording CM20020, 1994, compact disc.

Hayes, Roland.  Good News: Vintage Negro Spirituals.  Living Era AJA 5622, 2006, compact disc.

Heard, Richard.  My Dream: Art Songs and Spirituals.  Percentage Records/Sound of Art Recordings CD147597, 2012, compact disc.

Hendricks, Barbara.  Spirituals.  EMI Classics 0946 346641 2 7, 2005, compact disc.

Holland, Charles. My Lord What a Mornin’.  Musical Heritage Society MHS 512250K, 1988, compact disc.

Honeysucker, Robert.  Watch and Pray: Spirituals and Art Songs by African-American Women Composers.  Koch International Classics 3-7247-2H1, 1994, compact disc.

Liverman, Will.  Steal Away.  Yellow Einstein, 2014, compact disc.

Matthews, Benjamin. A Balm in Gilead. Ebony Classic Recordings ECR 0001, 2000, compact disc.

Matthews, Inez. Inez Matthews Sings Spirituals. Essential Media Group, 2011, compact disc.

Maynor, Dorothy. Dorothy Maynor in Concert at Library of Congress. Library of Congress, Music Division LCM 2141, 2007, compact disc.

Maynor, Kevin.  Songs of America from Another American.  Guild GMCD 7247, 2002, compact disc.

McFerrin, Robert.  Deep River and Other Classic Negro Spirituals. Washington Records WLP 466, 1959, long-playing disc.

Moses, Oral.  Amen! African-American Composers of the 20th Century.  Albany Records TROY459, 2001, compact disc.

Norman, Jessye.  Spirituals.  Philips 400 019-2, 1981, compact disc.

Overman, Kenneth. Been in de Storm so Long (Songs My Fathers Taught Me). American Spiritual Ensemble, 2012, compact disc.

Payne, John C.  Black Europe: Sounds & Images of Black People in Europe Pre-1927.  Bear Family Productions BCD 16095, 2013, compact disc.

Price, Leontyne.  Leontyne Price reDiscovered.  BMG Classics 09026-68157-2, 1996, compact disc.

Quivar, Florence.  Ride on King Jesus: African-American Spirituals.  EMI Classics 9 67138 2, 2010, compact disc.

Ragin, Derek Lee.  Negro Spirituals.  Virgin Classics 0946 363305 2 5, 2006, compact disc.

Robeson, Paul.  The EMI Sessions 1928-1939  EMI Classics 2 15586 2, 1998, compact disc.

Rucker, Mark. Mark Rucker sings Lena McLin: songs for voice & piano. Kjos Music Press KCD8, 2002, compact disc.

Shirley, George.  The New Negro Spiritual W. C. Patterson, 2002, Score with compact disc.

Taylor, Darryl. How Sweet the Sound. Albany TROY1244, 2011, compact disc.

Thomas, Indra.  Great Day! Indra Thomas Sings Spirituals.  Delos DE 3427, 2012, compact disc.

Toppin, Louise.  Ah! Love, But a Day.  Albany Records/Videmus TROY 385, 2000, compact disc.

Verrett, Shirley.  Gospels & Spirituals Gold Collection.  Retro R2CD 40-26, 1995, compact disc.

Wade, Jr., Ray.  Sence You Went Away.  Albany Records TROY 388, 1998, compact disc.

 

Music Score Bibliography

Entries link to sites where the score is available for purchase, either as part of a collection or as sheet music.

Boatner, Edward. “City Called Heaven.” In The Story of the Spirituals. Melville, NY: Belwin Mills, 1973.

Bonds, Margaret. “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand.” In In His Hand: Seven Spirituals Arranged by Margaret Bonds. [King of Prussia]: Theodore Presser, 2010.

Brown, Lawrence. “Dere’s a Man Goin’ Roun’ Takin’ Names.” In Negro Folk Songs. New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1930.

Brown, Jr., Uzee. “Aint A That Good News.” In O Redeemed!. Dayton, OH: R. Dean Pub., 1994.

Burleigh, Harry Thacker. “Deep River.” In The Spirituals of Harry T. Burleigh (High voice) (Low voice). Melville, N.Y.: Belwin-Mills, 1984.

Carter, John. “Toccata.” In Cantata for High Voice and Piano Reduction. New York: Southern Music, 1964.

Carter, Roland. “Is There Anybody Who Loves My Jesus.” Chattanooga, TN: Mar-Vel.

Dett, Robert Nathaniel. “I’m Goin’ to tell God All My Troubles.”

Fisher, William Arms. “Deep River.” In Seventy Negro Spirituals For High Voice. Boston, Oliver Ditson Co.; New York, C.H. Ditson & Co., 1926.

Forrest, Hamilton. “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand.” New York: Mills Music, 1951.

Hairston, Jacqueline. “Guide My Feet.” In New Negro Spiritual, compiled by Willis Patterson. [Place of publication not identified] : [W.C. Patterson], 2002.

Hayes, Mark. “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” In 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice: For Concerts, Contests, Recitals, and Worship (Medium High voice) (Medium Low voice). Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Pub., 1998.

Hayes, Roland. “Hear de Lambs a-Cryin’” from The Life of Christ. In My Favorite Spirituals: 30 Songs for Voice and Piano. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2001.

Hogan, Moses. “Walk Together, Children.” In The Deep River Collection (High voice) (Low voice). Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2000.

Johnson, Hall. “Witness.” In The Hall Johnson Collection. New York: Carl Fischer, 2003.

Jackson King, Betty. “Calvary.” In Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, compiled by Vivian Taylor. Mount Airy, PA: Hildegard Publishing, 2000.

Johnson, John Rosamond & James Weldon Johnson. “All God’s Chillin.” In The Books of the American Negro Spirituals. New York: DaCapo, 2000?

Kerr, Jr., Thomas. “Great Day.” In New Negro Spiritual, compiled by Willis Patterson. [Place of publication not identified] : [W.C. Patterson], 2002.

Lawrence, William. “Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees.” Boston: McLaughlin & Reilly, 1945.

Lloyd, Jr., Charles. “Were You There.” In The Spiritual Art Song Collection. Miami, FL: Warner Bros. Publications, 2000.

MacGimsey, Robert. “Sweet Little Jesus Boy,” (Medium voice) (Low voice). New York: C. Fischer, 1934.

McLin, Lena. “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah.” In Songs for Voice And Piano. San Diego, CA: Kjos Music Press, 2002.

Moore, Undine Smith. “Is There Anybody Here Who Loves My Jesus.” In Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, compiled by Vivian Taylor. Mount Airy, PA: Hildegard Publishing, 2000.

Morris, Robert L. “Gospel Blues.” In Lyric Suite: A Collection of Spirituals in Gospel Style. Dayton, Ohio: Roger Dean Pub., 2000.

Okepebholo, Shawn. “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit.” In Steal Away.

Owens, Robert. “Po’ Mourner’s Got a Home at Las.’” In Six Negro Spirituals for Bass (Baritone) and Piano. Salzgitter: Ostinato-Musikverlag, 2005.

Payne, John C. “Standin’ in de Need o’ Prayer.” In Negro Spirituals Arranged by John Payne: For Low Voice. New York: G. Schirmer, 1942.

Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor. “O Freedom.” In New Negro Spiritual, compiled by Willis Patterson. [Place of publication not identified] : [W.C. Patterson], 2002.

Perry, Julia. “I’m a Poor Little Orphan in This World!” In Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, compiled by Vivian Taylor. Mount Airy, PA: Hildegard Publishing, 2000.

Price, Florence. “Go Down Moses.” In 44 Art Songs and Spirituals by Florence B. Price for Medium/High Voice and Piano. Fayetteville, AR: Clarnan Editions, 2015.

Simpson-Curenton, Evelyn. “Oh, Glory.”

Smith, Hale. “I Want to Die Easy.” In New Negro Spiritual, compiled by Willis Patterson. [Place of publication not identified] : [W.C. Patterson], 2002.

Sneed, Damien. “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” In Spiritual Sketches. [Place of publication not identified] : Lechateau Arts Publ., 2013.

Still, William Grant. “Here’s One.” Bryn Mawr, Pa.: J. Church, 1996.

Whalum, Wendell. “God Is a God.” Chattanooga, TN: Mar-Vel.

White, Clarence Cameron. “Goin’ to Shout All over God’s Heaven.” In Forty Negro Spirituals: Compiled and Arranged for Solo Voice. Philadelphia: T. Presser, 1927.

Work, John W. “This Little Light o’ Mine.” New York: Galaxy Music, 1945.

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