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Singers and Ensembles
Arts: Music: Composition: Composers: B: Burleigh, Harry Thacker
Society: Ethnicity: African: African-American: Cultural Arts: Music
Church and Camp Meeting Hymns
- Includes lyrics and WAV files for ~10 spirituals quoted in "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Glimpses #89: Slave Songs
- Article from the Christian History Institute, with song lyrics.
The Negro Spiritual
- Quarterly containing education, history, and news related to Negro Spirituals: subscription information, news, and reviews.
- Eyewitness account of lyrics and performance, from an article in the 1867 Atlantic Monthly.
Negro Spirituals and Gospel Music
- (Historical overview, with a few sample lyrics).
Slave Songs of the United States.
- E-text including introduction, lyrics, and annotated music collected by William Francis Allen, 1830-1889, Charles Pickard Ware, 1840-1921, and Lucy McKim Garrison 1842-1877.
Sweet Chariot: The Story of the Spirituals
- Center for Teaching and Learning at Denver University: offers text and audio examples, analysis of the spirituals in cultural context, and interviews with current singers.
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