Expressions of Freedom Complete Edition
Volumes 1, 2 and 3 combined
By Rene Boyer-Alexander
A complete collection of spirituals for voices and Orff instruments, including arrangements of over 55 songs, historical background, suggested program uses and cultural connections. Original speech and movement sections have been added to selected spirituals. The speech pieces are designed to further reinforce the understanding behind the true meaning of spiritual texts as well as be contrasting sections for the performance.
For elementary to middle school.
2) Introduction: The Spiritual Texts, Rhythm in the Spiritual Songs, Melody & Performance Styles of Spirituals, Tonality & Chordal Structure, Pronunciation of Lyrics, Guide to Abbreviations.
3) Songs: All Night All Day, The Angel Band, Behold That Star, Chatter Wid de Angels, Children Go Where I Send Thee, Deep River, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Do Lord, Dry Bones, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Follow the Drinkin' Gourd, Free at Last, Git on Board Little Children, Go Down Moses, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Good News, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Hol' de Light, Hold On, I Ain't Gonna Grieve No More My Lord, I Got Shoes, I Want to Be Ready, I'm Goin' Home on de Mornin' Train, I'm Gonna Sing, I'm Trampin', I've Been 'Buked, In Bright Mansions Above, In That Great Git'n Up Morning, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Little David, Mary Had a Baby, No Hidin' Place, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, Now Let Me Fly, Oh De Ol' Ark's A-Moverin', Oh Freedom, Oh Lord I Want 2 Wings, Oh Mary, Oh What a Beautiful City, Oh Won't You Sit Down, Old Zion's Children, Rise an' Shine, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Rock-a My Soul, Roll de Ol' Chariot Along, Sit Down Servant, Somebody's Knocking at My Door, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Standin' in de Need of Prayer, Steal Away, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, There's a Little Wheel A-Turnin', This Little Light of Mine, This Train/Oh When the Saints/Swing Low, Wade in de Water, Walk Together Chillun, Walk With Me, Who Built the Ark, Who Did.
4) Musical Playlets and Programs Incorporating the Spirituals: A Conversation With Harriet Tubman, Harriet Tubman: From Slavery to Freedom (A Musical Drama), A Message in Song, The Missing Angel (A One-Act Musical Playlet), Riding the Freedom Train (A Musical Drama), The Underground Railroad.
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