Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: 101 Best-Loved Psalms, Gospel Hymns & Spiritual Songs of the African-American Church

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An important historical document as well as an inspirational gift, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit captures the rich connections between song and experience as no other volume does.

For over 200 years in African-American churches throughout the country, gospel and spiritual music have offered solace and been a source of celebration, leaving a mark not only on the Christian world, but on popular music as well. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit contains the lyrics and music of 101 of the most widely known and cherished of these pieces, ranging from heart-stirring spirituals sung during slave times (Steal Away; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot) to songs of unity from the civil rights movement and contemporary times (We Shall Overcome; I'll Fly Away).

The book also presents a biography of each composer and the history of the evolution of each song, examining the role it played in enabling African-Americans to develop the strength to carry on in the face of adversity.

Author: Gwendolin Sims Warren
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Published: 11/15/1999
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 6.00h x 8.90w x 1.10d
ISBN13: 9780805044119
ISBN10: 0805044116
BISAC Categories:
- Music | Religious | Christian
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies | American | African American & Black Studies
- Music | Religious | Hymns

About the Author

Gwendolin Sims Warren has performed with the Metropolitan Opera and throughout Europe. She is minister of music at the Allen African Methodist Episcopal Church in Queens, New York, where she lives.

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