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Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers: The Best Of Jubilee

Siyahamba'ekukhanyet'kwenkhos
Dry Bones
Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Open The Window Noah
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Hallelujah! (Been Down Into The Sea)
Sometimes I feel Like A Motherless Child
Oh Mary Don't You Weep
Jesus Lay Your Head in da Winder
The Word Was God
Oh Make Me Holy
All My Trials
Walk Together Children
John the Revelator
Rocka My Soul

An LA-born native Californian, Albert McNeil earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at UCLA and did his doctorate studies at USC, the Westminster Choir College of Princeton and the Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been conducting groups and church choirs for most of his adult life, and has dedicated himself to upholding a tradition of choral excellence as Founder/Director of the McNeil Jubilee Singers in 1968. Since then the Singers have earned international acclaim for their vast repertoire of African-American folk music, focusing on the rich genre known as Negro Spirituals as well as gospel, secular folk songs, calypsos and other African-Caribbean and African vocal forms. Their repertory also consists of concert works by distinguished African-American composers and arrangers along with Classical Opera, Sacred Music and Musical Theater. The 15 selections in "Best of Jubilee" draw on the best performances of one of the most honored choral ensembles. It's understandably hard to pick favorites, but the South African freedom song "Siyahamba'ekukhanuen'kwenkhos" (We are marching in the light of God), "Glory, Glory Hallelujah," "Open the Window, Noah," "Hallelujah! (Been Down Into The Sea)," "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep," "Oh Make Me Holy," "All My Trials," "Walk Together Children" and "Rocka My Soul" are particularly fine. Inspirational and moving songs, every one the best of the best!

Item code: 2893C | 1 CD | $14.98 |add item to cart
Gospel | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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