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The R. Nathaniel Dett reader : essays on black sacred music

Author: R Nathaniel Dett; Jon Michael Spencer
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1991.
Series: Black sacred music, v. 5, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
R. Nathaniel Dett reader.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)988776653
Named Person: R Nathaniel Dett; R Nathaniel Dett; R Nathaniel Dett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Nathaniel Dett; Jon Michael Spencer
OCLC Number: 31748798
Notes: "A special issue of Black sacred music: a journal of theomusicology."
"The focus of this reader of the complete writings of musician and scholar Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is African American sacred music"--Preface.
Description: xiv, 138 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Helping to lay foundation for Negro music of the future --
The emancipation of Negro music --
Development of Negro secular music --
The development of Negro religious music --
Negro music of the present --
Review of The book of American Negro spirituals --
Review of Negro workaday songs --
John W. Work --
Religious folk-songs of the Negro --
As the Negro school sings --
Notes to the Hampton Choir at Carnegie Hall --
Notes to the Hampton Choir at Symphony Hall --
Notes to the Hampton Choir at Queen's Hall --
A musical invasion of Europe --
From bell stand to throne room --
The Dett collection of Negro spirituals --
Understanding the Negro spiritual --
The authenticity of the spiritual --
The development of the Negro spiritual --
Negro music.
Series Title: Black sacred music, v. 5, no. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Jon Michael Spencer.

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