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All Night, All Day: A Childs First Book of African-American Spirituals

All Night, All Day: A Childs First Book of African-American Spirituals by Ashley Bryan, David Manning Thomas 0689316623 9780689316623
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Ashley Bryan says, I have subtitled this collection A Childs First Book of African-American Spirituals. It could really be called Spirituals for the Young and ALL! And so it could be, for the songs it presents can be enjoyed by people of every age and every level of musical skill. <P>Mr. Bryan goes on to say, Wherever I travel, people sing these songs. Often they do not know that they are singing spirituals. They associate them with their churches, schools, camps, or clubs and are surprised when told that they are singing spirituals. <P>Almost a thousand of these songs have been collected since the end of the Civil War. They are unique in the song literature of the world and are considered Americas most distinctive contribution to world music. <P>Of the thousand African-American spirituals that are known, Mr. Bryan has here chosen twenty, among them some of the best known and best loved, including the title song, All Night, All Day, and such others as This Little Light of Mine,When the Saints Go Marching In, and Hes Got the Whole World in His Hands. For each, David Manning Thomas has created an interesting piano acco

Author: Ashley Bryan, David Manning Thomas

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 48

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1991-03-30

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ISBN: 0689316623


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