And back to Spirits

Tomorrow’s (Sunday 23rd Nov in Strathaven) programme is completed with Tippet’s Five Negro Spirituals from ‘A Child of Our Time’, written between 1939 and 1941:

The work’s most original feature is Tippett’s use of American spirituals, which carry out the role allocated by Bach to chorales. Tippett justified this innovation on the grounds that these songs of oppression possess a universality absent from Christian and other hymns


Hope to see you there.

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