Walking In The Light Vol. 1 Spirituals


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Walking in the Light of Freedom Vol. 1: The Spiritual Song   
By Renee Boyer-Alexander
71 pages

The first book in a series celebrating African-American history.

The music of the spiritual songs, plantation songs and folklore, children's songs and games, blues, jazz, gospel, and freedom songs is the key to unlocking true understanding of African-American culture and the role it has played in the history of America. The spiritual sang primarily of the life and aspirations of slaves. It was deeply realistic and, without paradox, full of mask and symbol. These songs continue to appeal to people throughout the world - they give us a promise of victory we know we can trust.

This book contains a chronological history of songs, speech and rhythmic activities, stories, and commentaries that have been designed to appeal to people of all ages. Contains melody line and lyrics, as well as piano accompaniment. Volume 1: The Spiritual Song contains 75% of the songs in the Expressions of Freedom complete collection (item 802861, available separately).   

What is Black History Month? 
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing 
Black History Rondo (speech activity) 
Let's Celebrate Black History 
A People in Slavery (choral speech)    

Section 1: Spirituals- Songs of Sorrow  
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
My Lord What a Morning
There Is a Balm in Gilead
I've Been 'Buked
Deep River    

Section 2: Spirituals- Songs of Joy  
Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Rock-a My Soul
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Now Let Me Fly
Oh Won't You Sit Down?  
I Got Shoes
Walk Together Children    

Section 3: Spirituals In Search of Freedom  
Mask and Symbol
Go Down Moses
Swing Low Sweet Chariot

The Underground Railroad
They Were Slaves (poem)
Who Was Harriet Tubman?
A Conversation with Harriet Tubman
Spirituals Used for the Underground Railroad  
Steal Away
Good News!
Get On Board
This Train
Wade in the Water
We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder

Polaris, The Drinking Gourd
Follow the Drinkin' Gourd
The Life of Frederick Douglass (choral speech)
Free at Last
This Little Light of Mine

Section 4: Spirituals -The Dream of Freedom Lives On  
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Other Major Composers and Arrangers of the Spiritual Song    

Program Resources 
The Underground Railroad
A Message Through Song 


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Does this book indicate the origin of the songs, as in the state where the song came from?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2012



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