Category: Christian Music

  • Hall Johnson: His Life, His Spirit, and His Music by Eugene Thamon Simpson

    By Eugene Thamon Simpson

    in the course of his lifetime (1888-1970), corridor Johnson's live performance preparations of spirituals were played and recorded by means of stellar singers, similar to Marian Anderson, Leontyne cost, Kathleen conflict, Jessye Norman, and Denyce Graves, and have been sung via university and live performance choirs around the world. The corridor Johnson Negro Choir was once acclaimed in live performance halls all through the United States and Europe, on Broadway, on radio, and in Hollywood and will be noticeable and heard in motion picture classics like Lost Horizon, Jezebel, Dumbo, and Song of the South. but the tale of Johnson's existence and accomplishments as conductor, composer, arranger, violist, writer, and instructor hasn't ever been instructed till now.

    Hall Johnson: His existence, His Spirit, and His Music is the 1st definitive biography of corridor Johnson, offering either a historic narrative of Johnson's complete existence and paintings, in addition to a accomplished therapy of his motion picture occupation, his literary creations, his paintings in musical theatre, and an entire exploration of his tune, with unique emphasis at the higher works. writer Eugene Thamon Simpson, the curator of the corridor Johnson assortment in New Jersey, has gathered vital items of the gathering, similar to letters, studies, interviews, and different records by means of and approximately corridor Johnson, and referenced or released them the following for better accessibility. The e-book additionally comprises own reminiscences of corridor Johnson by way of those that knew him as instructor, conductor, or expert colleague. Over 20 images, a discography, and a whole directory of Johnson's works support to rfile his achievements, making this a worthwhile source for these drawn to Black background reports, the evolution of the Negro religious, and blacks in American Cinema and musical theatre.
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