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In the Spirit: Alabamas Sacred Music Traditions Henry Willett

In the Spirit: Alabamas Sacred Music Traditions

Henry Willett

Published January 1st 1995
ISBN : 9781881320548
Paperback
127 pages
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Shape note singing, blues-influenced gospel, bluegrass gospel, Christian Harmony, and moan-and-prayer singing are among the black and white religious music styles explored in 12 essays by folklorists and scholars. Though all examples are fromMoreShape note singing, blues-influenced gospel, bluegrass gospel, Christian Harmony, and moan-and-prayer singing are among the black and white religious music styles explored in 12 essays by folklorists and scholars. Though all examples are from Alabama, the musical styles are common across the South. The companion CD offers field recordings and live performances of each style.