Go Down, Moses:
Tracing the Roots of the African-American Spiritual

Tracing the history of the African-American spiritual, this disc includes early call-and-response and “Dr.Watt’s” style hymns, classic settings by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and virtuosic contemporary arrangements by Moses Hogan, Jester Hairston, Peter Saltzman, and others.

"This collection of 16 African-American spirituals is wonderful, boasting technical prowess tempered with the expressive emotionalism inherent in the genre. … an informative and entertaining overview of the spiritual style."
—A-Cappella.com

Go Down, Moses Album Cover

Track Listing

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I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray
arr. William Henry Smith
Run To Jesus
arr. Fisk Jubilee Singers
Elijah Rock
arr. Moses Hogan
Steal Away
arr. Joseph Jennings
Go Down, Moses
arr. Fisk Jubilee Singers
Hush! Somebody’s Callin’ My Name
arr. Brazeal Dennard
In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Mornin’
arr. Jester Hairston
Go, Preach My Gospel
ed. William A. Dargan
Hold On (White Holiness Version)
ed. George Pullen Jackson
Hold On
arr. Jester Hairston
Fix Me, Jesus
arr. Hall Johnson
Walk Togedder, Childron
ed. R. Nathaniel Dett
Roll, Jordan, Roll
arr. Duncan/Enright/ Libbea/ O'Bryant/White
We Shall Walk Thro’ the Valley
arr. Fisk Jubilee Singers
Oh, Freedom!
arr. Hall Johnson
Go Down, Moses
Peter Saltzman

Additional Details

Chicago a cappella Records CAC2004
Running time: 59:33
Includes 16-page booklet with historical notes

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Performers

Soprano

  • Dodie Morris
  • Kathleen O’Brien Dietz

Mezzo-soprano

  • Deborah Guscott
  • Amy Pickering

Tenor

Bass