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Conversations in African American Music: Spirituals Revisited, Tue 2/8 @ 2pm

Louise Toppin–Photo by Mark Clague
Mark Clague
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https://icareifyoulisten.com/2021/08/5-questions-to-dr-louise-toppin-about-the-african-diaspora-music-project/
Louise Toppin–Photo by Mark Clague

Dr. Louise Toppin, noted soprano,professor of voice that the University of Michigan and founder of the African Diaspora Music Project, takes us on a tour of African American folk music: the spiritual

We’ll hear works by Harry Burleigh, William Grant Still, Undine Smith Moore, Moses Hogan and more.

Ennanga I by William Grant Still performed by Videmus (CD: The Music of William Grant Still, New World)

Lift Every Voice and Sing arr. by William Grant Still performed by Videmus (CD: The Music of William Grant Still, New World)

Excerpts, From the Southland by Harry T. Burleigh performed by pianist Joseph Smith (CD: From the Southland, Premier Recordings)

Everytime I feel the spirit arr. by Lawrence Brown and performed by Anthony Elliott, cello; Toni-Marie Montgomery, piano (CD: Music for Cello and Piano by African American Composers, Anthony Elliott)

I know de Lord’s laid his hands on me arr. by Lawrence Brown, performed by Anthony Elliott, cello; Toni-Marie Montgomery, piano (CD: Music for Cello and Piano by African American Composers, Anthony Elliott)

Set Down by Undine Smith Moore, performed by Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano (CD: Ah, Love But A Day, Albany Records)

Ride up in the Chariot arr. by Betty Jackson King, performed by Louise Toppin, soprano; John O’Brien, piano (CD: Ah, Love But A Day, Albany Records)

Afro American Suite by Undine Smith Moore, performed by the Mallamé Chamber Players (CD: Songs for the Soul, Albany Records)

Elijah Rock by Moses Hogan, performed by the Brazeal Dennard Chorale (CD: Remembering, Discovering, Preserving, Brazeal Dennard Chorale)

Troubled Water arr. by Margaret Bonds, performed by Maria Corley, piano (CD: Soulscapes, Videmus)