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Carnegie Hall Presents: Lift Every Voice! - Honoring The African American Musical Legacy


Release Date: 02/17/2009 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 743921  
Composer:  Norman SpannJerome KernYsaye M. BarnwellWilliam Herbert Brewster,   ... 
Performer:  Harry BelafontePaul RobesonMahalia JacksonMiles Davis,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre BoulezEdward "Duke" Ellington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sweet Honey in the Rock
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

LIFT EVERY VOICE! is a two-CD, 21-track musical retrospective featuring historic live performances and studio recordings by an array of great African American artists who have performed at Carnegie Hall and contributed to the rich cultural history of music. This project covers a diverse cross-section of genres from gospel to swing, classical to contemporary, and spiritual to jazz, and serves as an audio companion to Carnegie Hall’s festival Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, taking place in March 2009. LIFT EVERY VOICE! is a two-CD, 21-track musical retrospective featuring historic live performances and studio recordings by an array of great African American artists who have performed at Carnegie Hall and contributed to the rich cultural history of music. This project covers a diverse cross-section of genres from gospel to swing, classical to contemporary, and spiritual to jazz, and serves as an audio companion to Carnegie Hall’s festival Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, taking place in March 2009. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Matilda by Norman Spann
Performer:  Harry Belafonte (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2. Show Boat: Ol' Man River by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Paul Robeson (Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 
3. On Children by Ysaye M. Barnwell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sweet Honey in the Rock
4. Move on Up a Little Higher by William Herbert Brewster
Performer:  Mahalia Jackson (Voice)
5. So What by Miles Davis
Performer:  Miles Davis (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6. Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
7. Du bist die Ruh, D 776/Op. 59 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Roland Hayes (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
8. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 47, Erbarme dich by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marian Anderson (Alto)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
9. Madama Butterfly: Un bel dì vedremo by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Italy 
10. Early Songs (7): no 3, Die Nachtigall by Alban Berg
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Austria 
11. A House Is Not a Home by Burt Bacharach
Performer:  Luther Vandross (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
12. A Night in Tunisia by Dizzy Gillespie
Performer:  Dizzy Gillespie (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
13. Come Sunday by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Mahalia Jackson (Voice)
Conductor:  Edward "Duke" Ellington
Period: 20th Century 
14. Come Home by Andraé Crouch
Performer:  Andraé Crouch (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15. Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Performer:  Bill Withers (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
16. A Tisket, a Tasket by Van Alexander
Performer:  Ella Fitzgerald (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17. 99 Miles from L.A. by Albert Hammond
Performer:  Johnny Mathis (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
18. Guess Who I Saw Today by Murray Grand
Performer:  Nancy Wilson (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
19. Soulville by Aretha Franklin
Performer:  Aretha Franklin (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
20. I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free by Billy Taylor
Performer:  Nina Simone (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 

Sound Samples

Matilda
Ol' Man River from Showboat
On Children
I Will Move On Up A Little Higher (Album Version)
So What (Album Version)
Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson, HWV 57 (Voice)
Du Bist Die Ruh, Op. 59, No. 3
Erbarme dich from St. Matthew Passion
Un bel dì from Madama Butterfly
Die Nachtigall from Sieben frühe Lieder
A House Is Not A Home (Album Version)
Night in Tunisia (1994 Remastered)
Part IV (aka Come Sunday)
Come Home
Ain't No Sunshine (Album Version)
A-Tisket A-Tasket ((Live) (Edit))
99 Miles From L.A. (Album Version)
Guess Who I Saw Today (Album Version)
Soulville (Album Version)
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

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