Thursday, December 20, 2012

African-American Hymnals

Lead Me, Guide Me: The African American Catholic Hymnal. Chicago: G.I.A. Publications, 1987.

Call No.: 782.27 L469

Publisher's Description: Produced under the auspices of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, prepared by an outstanding committee of African-American liturgists and musicians headed by the late Most Reverend James P. Lyke, OFM, PhD, and dedicated to Father Clarence Joseph Rivers, Lead Me, Guide Me is a complete hymnal and service book designed to give African-American Catholics a worship aid that draws from the music of the African-American religious tradition as well as past and contemporary music familiar to Catholics.

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II: An African American Hymnal. New York: Church Publishing Inc., 1993.

Call No.: 782.27 L626

Publisher's Description: This popular collection of 280 musical pieces from both the African American and Gospel traditions has been compiled under the supervision of the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church. It includes service music and several psalm settings in addition to the Negro spirituals, gospel songs, and hymns.

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