The Gospel Sound

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Ira Sankey, one of the earliest singers of gospel music, once said, "before I sing, I must feel." On this week's program, host Anthony Trecek-King explore the roots and ramifications of gospel, from its origins based in spirituals, to the close harmonies of barbershop quartets, to 20th century takes on church tunes.

Program details:

Trad., arr. William Dawson: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
— St. Olaf Choir.

Trad., arr. Joseph Jennings: Keep your hand on the plow (Hold On)
— Chanticleer.

Trad.: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
— Fisk Jubilee Singers.

Trad.: Job
— Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet.

Cecil Shaw: I Was Praying
— Five Blind Boys of Mississippi.

Trad., arr. Harry T. Burleigh: My Lord What a Mornin'
— Vocal Essence; Philip Brunelle, conductor.

Trad., arr. Moses Hogan: Elijah Rock
— Vocal Essence; Philip Brunelle, conductor.

Adolphus Hailstork: The Lord is My Shepherd
— Gregory Hopkins, tenor; Moorhouse College Glee Club; Spelman College Glee Club; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Yoel Levi, conductor.

Charles Albert Tindley: The Storm is Passing Over
— Connecticut High School Honor Choir; David Fryling, conductor.

Trad., arr. Marvin Mills: Live-A-Humble
— Denyse Graves, mezzo-soprano; Clark Atlanta University Choir; Marvin Mills, piano.

Trad., arr. William Dawson: Ain'-a That Good News
— St. Olaf Choir.

Trad., arr. Isaac Watts: Am I a Soldier on the Cross
— Chanticleer.

H. Smith: Come on Children, Let's Sing
— Mahalia Jackson, with an unknown choir.

Thomas Dorsey: Precious Lord, Take My Hand
— Kansas City Chorale; Charles Bruffy, conductor.

Rollo Dilworth: Keep on Travelin' Soldier
— The Lakeside Singers.