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American Gospel Music

Aled Jones looks at the gospel music scene in America and marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Bohuslav Martinu, a 20th-Century composer who made a significant contribution to choral repertoire.

Plus news about a Mendelssohn event being organised by Radio 3 for choirs across the nation.

Percy Gray Jr.
Holy Ghost Power
Chicago Mass Choir
New Haven 8068-2, CD 1, track 6

Felix Mendelssohn
Hear My Prayer…Oh for the Wings of a Dove
Ernest Lough with the Choir of the Temple Church
Pearl GEM 0145, track 17

Father I Stretch My Arms To Thee
Rev. G. W. Killens and the Mount Calvary Congregation
'Get On Board Little Children' Ace Records CDCHD 537, track 26

segue to

Old Baptists – O Lord Remember Me (excerpt)
'Jesus Thou Art The Sinner's Friend' studio
Indian Bottom Association
'Songs of the Old Regular Baptists' Smithsonian Folkways CD SF 40106, track 6

Be Still and Know That I Am God
The C.O.G.I.C. National Music Choir with soloist Mattie Moss Clark
'Live In Atlanta' Sparrow CDG2724385146022, track 1

Bohuslav Martinu
Kytice/Bouquet of Flowers
His Sister a Poisoner
His Kind Sweetheart
Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Karel Ançerl with Libuše Domanínska (soprano), Soña Červená (alto), Lubomír Havlák (tenor), and Ladislav Mráz (bass)
Praga PR 254061, tracks 1, 2, 6 & 7

Sandra Crouch
He's Worthy
Sandra Crouch and Friends
'Rhythm Divine' MCA Records MCD33754, track 9

Donald Lawrence
The Hand of the Lord
Dr. Bobby Jones, featuring Vanessa Bell Armstrong
Gospocentric 7100412, track 1

Mary, Don't You Weep
Aretha Franklin with the Southern California Community Choir, directed by Rev. James Cleveland
Rhino R275627, CD 2, track 9
Friday night show on 14th January 1972

Tye Tribbett II
Still Have Joy
Tye Tribbett & G.A.
'Victory Live' Columbia CD 82876775262, track 12

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