What’s the Score? Interpreting Transcriptions of the Fisk Jubilee Spirituals

  • Sandra Graham
Keywords: transcription, historical ethnomusicology, Negro spirituals, Fisk Jubilee Singers

Abstract

I consider Theodore Seward’s transcriptions of the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ spirituals as a representation of his training (and the assumptions about music inherent in that training), and as a strategy for creating an ideology about the spirituals, demonstrating ways in which these scores might be repositories of useful ethnographic knowledge.

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Published
2006-12-01
How to Cite
GrahamS. (2006). What’s the Score? Interpreting Transcriptions of the Fisk Jubilee Spirituals. Musicological Annual, 42(1), 115-125. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.42.1.115-125
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