Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Black Christmas' is Part 1 of 13-Part Series 'We Do It All' on Classical/Art Music by Artists of African Heritage, by G. Y. Fortune, Ed. D.

Gwendoline Y. Fortune
(Lance Richardson Photography)

Disk 1, Black Christmas

G. Y. Fortune, Ed. D., www.gyfortune.com

We Do It All is a series of thirteen one hour programs prepared for listening on the theme of European-American classical music composed and performed by artists of African heritage.
The open and closing theme music for all programs is "Honey-Humoresque," from In the Bottoms, by R. Nathaniel Dett Piano Works, Denver Oldham, piano.  New World Records, NY, NY, NW 367-2,1988.
Program #One-Black Christmas
Black Christmas, African American Spirituals: "Behold the Star," "Mary was the Queen of Galilee," "Rise up Shepherd," "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," "Mary had a Baby," "Glory Hallelujah." Musical Heritage Society, Inc. Essay CD 1011, 1990.
Messiah, G. F. Handel, Leonard Bernstein, NY Philharmonic Orch.William Warfield,  bass, "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts," "But who may abide," "Why do the nations,"  Columbia, M21.242. SONY SM2K 60205, 1999.
The Art of Roland Hayes. "Weeping Mary," The Smithsonian Collection RD 041,1990.
Chants Sacre, Franz Schubert, "Ave Maria," Barbara Hendricks, soprano,  EMI Classics, 7243 556259, 1990.
The Essential Leontyne Price, Spirituals, Hymns & Sacred Songs, "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," BMG 09026-68157-2, 1997. 

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