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."

Track Listing



  • Dodie Morris
  • Kathleen O’Brien Dietz


  • Deborah Guscott
  • Amy Pickering



  • Matt Greenberg
  • Aaron Johnson
  • Jonathan Miller

Additional Details

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