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St. Olaf Choir: Spirituals Of William Dawson

Song NameArranger
Ain' -A That Good News!William L. Dawson
Swing Low, Sweet ChariotWilliam L. Dawson
Soon Ah Will Be DoneWilliam L. Dawson
In His Care-OWilliam L. Dawson
Hail MaryWilliam L. Dawson
Mary Had A BabyWilliam L. Dawson
Behold The StarWilliam L. Dawson
There Is A Balm In GileadWilliam L. Dawson
Ev'ry time I Feel The SpiritWilliam L. Dawson
Steal AwayWilliam L. Dawson
Ezekiel Saw De WheelWilliam L. Dawson

William Levi Dawson, born in 1899, was educated at Tuskegee Institute, the Horner Institute of Fine Arts, and the American Conservatory, and wrote his own "Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony" in 1934. He began publishing and recording his arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals in 1955, lovingly recorded here by the acclaimed St. Olaf Choir with Marvis Martin, soprano. Included are "Ain'-a That Good News," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Soon Ah Will Be Done," "In His Care-O," "Hail Mary," "Mary Had A Baby," "Behold The Star," "There Is A Balm In Gilead," "Ev'ry Time I Feel The Spirit," "Steal Away" and "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel." All a cappella, nice liner notes, great music!

Item code: 6462C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Mixed | United States

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