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Anonymous 4
American Angels

Holy Manna (Brethren we have met to worship)
Abbeville (Come, Holy Spirit, come)
Wondrous Love (What wondrous love is this!)
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Jewett (Amazing grace, how sweet the sound)
The Morning Trumpet (O when shall I see Jesus)
Resignation (My shepherd will supply my need)
Poland (God of my life, look gently down)
Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Sweet By and By (There's a land that is fairer than day)
Blooming Vale (O, were I like a feathered dove)
Idumea (I) (And am I born to die)
Idumea (II) (My God, my life, my love)
Sweet Prospect (On Jordan's stormy banks I stand)
Shall We Gather at the River
Amanda (Death, like an overflowing stream)
Invitation (Hark! I hear the harps eternal)
Parting Hand (My Christian friends, in bonds of love)
Angel Band (My latest sun is sinking fast)

Anonymous 4 turns from the medieval repertoire to explore the roots of American sacred music. Developed in Toni Morrison's Atelier program at Princeton in spring 2003, American Angels includes songs of redemption and glory from the time of the American Revolution to the present day: 18th-century psalm settings from rural New England, 19th-century shape-note and camp revival songs from the rural South, and some of the nation's best-loved gospel songs. Drawing from collections including "The Southern Harmony," and "The Sacred Harp," - the album explores the beauty and power of early American sacred music and the relatively obscure form of a cappella choral singing known as Sacred Harp.

Item code: 7074C | 1 CD | $16.98 add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Female | United States

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