Negro Folk-Songs (Burlin, Natalie Curtis)


Sheet Music


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Afp0815 (2012/5/26)

Publisher. Info. Hampton Series, Nos.6716, 6726, 6756, 6766.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1918-1919. Plates 28052, 28321, 28493, 29110.
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General Information

Work Title Negro Folk-Songs
Alternative. Title Negro Folk-Songs recorded by Natalie Curtis Burlin
Composer Burlin, Natalie Curtis
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 Books: 1-2, Spirituals; 3-4, Work and Play Songs
Librettist Traditional
Language English
Dedication (many of the individual songs are dedicated to people.)
Book 3: Cora M. Folsom
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices (piano for rehearsal only); some songs have hand-claps, foot-stomps, or dance rhythms notated

Misc. Comments

Book 1:

  1. O Ride On, Jesus
  2. Go Down, Moses
  3. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
  4. Good News, Chariot's Comin'!

Book 2:

  1. 'Tis Me, O Lord
  2. Listen to de Lambs
  3. O Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit
  4. God's A-Gwine ter Move All de Troubles Away

Book 3:

  1. Cott'n-Pickin' Song
  2. Cott'n-Dance Song
  3. Cott'n-Packin' Song
  4. Corn-Shuckin' Song

Book 4:

  1. Peanut-Pickin' Song
  2. Hammerin' Song
  3. Lullaby
  4. "Chicka-Hanka", "Hyah, Rattler", "Old Rags, Bottles, Rags!"
  5. 'Liza Jane