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Hymns, Spirituals, and Chants in America

Lecture no. 6 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

Hymns, Spirituals, and Chants in America

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

Examine the main strands of religious music in the United States. Among the many you’ll look at are spirituals (both European and African variations); religious chants from Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim traditions; and ring shouts and shape-note singing. Also, spend time with popular compositions like “Northfield” and “Amazing Grace.”