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Melodious Accord - Alice Parker: Listen, Lord

Song NameArranger
Three Spirituals:Alice Parker
- When Jesus ComesAlice Parker
- Tell 'em I'm GoneAlice Parker
- You Can Tell the WorldAlice Parker
Listen, Lord:Alice Parker
- This MorningAlice Parker
- I, It May BeAlice Parker
- This Man of GodAlice Parker
- When I've DoneAlice Parker
Two Spirituals:Alice Parker
- I Want Jesus to Walk With MeAlice Parker
- He's Got the Whole WorldAlice Parker
A Suite: Dem Bells:Alice Parker
- Mary and Martha Have Just Gone 'longAlice Parker
- Please Don't Let This Harvest PassAlice Parker
- I'm A-Rollin'Alice Parker
Three Spirituals:Alice Parker
- God Loves All His Many PeopleAlice Parker
- Welcome TableAlice Parker
- Father's Got a HomeAlice Parker
A Suite: Street Corner SpiritualsAlice Parker
- Come and Go with MeAlice Parker
- Blow Yo' Gospel TrumpetAlice Parker
- Can't You HearAlice Parker
- Holy, HolyAlice Parker
- Let the Church Roll OnAlice Parker
- Glory, HallelujahAlice Parker

Alice Parker and Melodious Accord dig deep into the rich history of the black tradition. This recording contains a cantata, two suites and eight spirituals in choral settings by Parker. Interspersed between the suites and cantata are sets of spiritual arrangements. "I want Jesus to walk with me" is especially beautiful. The title piece "Listen Lord," a cantata for solo contralto, chorus and jazz combo, uses the text of the opening prayer in James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones in combination with two spirituals. This jazzy-blues set features contralto Pamela Warrick-Smith. The first suite, "Dem Bells," was composed for choir and handbells. The first and last movements are light almost-rags with a slow somber movement in the middle. The performance on the recording uses piano. The last set, "Street Corner Spirituals," is a suite combining fragments of spirituals for chorus, and an informal street corner band of trumpet, drums and keyboard. These catchy tunes and varied rhythms make a fun toe-tapping piece. This CD is a great example of Alice Parker's unique view on the black spiritual as a melodic resource.

Item code: 7149C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | United States
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