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The Resource We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers, edited by Bernice Johnson Reagon

We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers, edited by Bernice Johnson Reagon

Label
We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers
Title
We'll understand it better by and by
Title remainder
pioneering African American gospel composers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the congregations of small African American churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Clara Ward, Edwin Hawkins, and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced American culture. Bringing together some of the most renowned scholars in the field, this book focuses on six pioneering gospel composers, analyzing the evolution of their music and showing its impact on African American worship traditions and contemporary music. The volume opens with an overview of gospel music in African American social history, including the migrations to and consolidation of various urban communities. Six following sections each focus on a pivotal figure in the history of gospel: Charles Albert Tindley, the first prominent gospel hymn composer; Lucie Eddie Campbell, who was influential in setting the standards for performance of religious music in the African American Baptist church; Thomas Andrew Dorsey, the "father of gospel music" and founder of the Chicago school of gospel; William Herbert Brewster, Sr., the composer who gave gospel music its first million-dollar sellers; Roberta Martin, who developed the piano style of gospel accompaniment and the choral sound of the 1930s and 1940s; and Kenneth Morris, gospel music's most influential publisher, choral arranger, and composer and an innovator who introduced the electric Hammond organ into the African American church. "We'll Understand It Better By and By" includes substantial musical analyses and 49 complete piano-vocal scores. Drawing on primary research that includes interviews with composers, their families and associates, and gospel performers, the book chronicles the development of composed gospel songs and performance traditions that evolved within the African American community during the first half of the twentieth century
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML390
LC item number
.W274 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Series statement
"Wade in the water" series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American composers
  • Gospel music
  • African American composers
  • Gospel music
  • Gospel
  • Musiciens noirs américains
  • Komponist
  • Gospelsong
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • USA
  • Black composers
  • Gospel music
Label
We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers, edited by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781560981664.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 351-354
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
  • "Annotated bibliography of African American gospel music"-Page 355-372
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charles Albert Tindley -- Lucie Eddie Campbell Williams --Thomas Andrew Dorsey -- William Herbert Brewster, Sr. -- Roberta Martin -- Kenneth Morris
Control code
ocm24669909
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 384 pages
Isbn
9781560981671
Lccn
91037954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24669909
  • (OCoLC)24669909
Label
We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers, edited by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781560981664.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 351-354
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
  • "Annotated bibliography of African American gospel music"-Page 355-372
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Charles Albert Tindley -- Lucie Eddie Campbell Williams --Thomas Andrew Dorsey -- William Herbert Brewster, Sr. -- Roberta Martin -- Kenneth Morris
Control code
ocm24669909
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 384 pages
Isbn
9781560981671
Lccn
91037954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24669909
  • (OCoLC)24669909

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