Ysaye Barnwell – Spritual Quodlibets I – V


Spiritual Quodlibets
I: Wade in the Water
(Wade in the Water; Motherless Chil’; Wanna Die Easy When I Die)
II. Lawd, I Done Done
(Lawd, I Done Done; Didn’t My Lawd Deliver Daniel; My Souls Been Anchored in the Land)
III. Roll, Jordan, Roll
(Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Ezekiel Saw the Wheel; Great Day)
IV. Way Over in Beulah Land
(Way Over in Beulah Land; Ring Dem Bells; Let’s Have a Union; My God is a Rock)
V. Honor, Honor
(Honor, Honor; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; I’m a Rollin’ Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray; My Good Lawd Done Been Here; Please, Lordy)

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“Quodlibet is defined as form of music with melodies in counterpoint. Incluided here are five quodlibets composed using the melodies of a number of Spirituals. I began creating Spiritual Quodlibets in the mid 1980’s when I first conducted the Building A Vocal Community Workshop. Not only were they fun to create, but they proved an efficient way to teach the melodies and themes of many Spirituals, and a very natural way to get singers to understand, appreciate and perform counterpoint and polyrhythms. I teach these quodlibets in the oral/aural tradition, but I recognize that many choirs do not learn music in that way. Oral presentation can be found in the instructional sets: Singing in the African American Tradition and Building a Vocal Community Volumes 1 and  2 which I recorded for Homespun Tapes.”   Ysaye M. Barnwell  January 15, 2010

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