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Amazing grace

Author: Elena MannesBill D MoyersJudith Davidson MoyersDonna MarinoGary SteeleAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS Video, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it. He also tells the story of John Newton, once the captain of an English slave ship, who came to faith after surviving a storm at sea in the eighteenth century and wrote the lyrics which across distances of time and culture have become, when set to music, a courier of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Hymns
Named Person: John Newton; John Newton
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elena Mannes; Bill D Moyers; Judith Davidson Moyers; Donna Marino; Gary Steele; Peter Miller; Jeremy Irons; Jessye Norman; Judy Collins; Johnny Cash; Marion Williams; Jean Ritchie; PBS Video.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.); Boys' Choir of Harlem.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
ISBN: 0793601754 9780793601752
OCLC Number: 28070362
Notes: Documentary.
Originally televised by Public Broadcasting Service.
"AMAG000C."
Recorded in stereo, Dolby encoded.
Credits: Produced and directed by Elena Mannes ; editor, Donna Marino ; principal sound, Peter Miller ; photography, Gary Steele, Greg Andracke ; executive producers, Judith Davidson Moyers, Bill Moyers.
Performer(s): Judy Collins, Jean Ritchie, Jessye Norman, Johnny Cash, Marion Williams, the Boys' Choir of Harlem, et al. ; words of John Newton read by Jeremy Irons.
Description: 1 videocassette (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Amazing grace (Hymn)
Responsibility: with Bill Moyers ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; from WNET/New York and WTTW/Chicago.

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Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it. He also tells the story of John Newton, once the captain of an English slave ship, who came to faith after surviving a storm at sea in the eighteenth century and wrote the lyrics which across distances of time and culture have become, when set to music, a courier of the spirit to millions of people.

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