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Harlem Spiritual Ensemble audio and moving image collection.

Title
Harlem Spiritual Ensemble audio and moving image collection.
Author
Harlem Spiritual Ensemble.

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Mixed materialUse in library Sc MIRS Harlem 1999-04Schomburg Center - Moving Image & Recorded Sound

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Summary
The collection consists of 119 audio recordings and 53 moving image recordings primarily of the Ensemble in concert.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Sound recordings.
  • Video recordings.
Source (note)
  • François S. Clemmons
Biography (note)
  • The Harlem Spiritual Ensemble (HSE) was founded in 1986 by Francois S. Clemmons. Clemmons, a recipient of degrees in music from Oberlin College and Carnegie Mellon University, also directed the Ensemble. The HSE was founded with the purpose of perpetuating the American Negro Spiritual through performances that reflect their traditional arrangement. Clemmons utilized traditionally arranged spirituals and gathered singers and musicians to debut the Ensemble at the Harlem School of the Arts in 1986. The HSE has toured nationally to such cities as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New York City, where in 1991 they had their Carnegie Hall debut. The HSE has also toured internationally in Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Korea, and Japan. Since 1990, HSE has recorded on the Arcadia Label. In 1989, Clemmons founded and became director of the American Negro Spiritual Research Foundation, Inc. (ANSRF), whose mission is to be, "the only organization solely dedicated to preserving and performing the American Negro Spiritual in its original form." ANSRF also "sustains an important aspect of American folk heritage, and expands public awareness of the spiritual's singular beauty," through groups such as HSE.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Harlem Spiritual Ensemble collection, 1983-1999. Papers can be found in the Manuscript & Rare Books Division (Sc MG 658)
Call Number
Sc MIRS Harlem 1999-04
OCLC
1180287472
Author
Harlem Spiritual Ensemble.
Title
Harlem Spiritual Ensemble audio and moving image collection.
Biography
The Harlem Spiritual Ensemble (HSE) was founded in 1986 by Francois S. Clemmons. Clemmons, a recipient of degrees in music from Oberlin College and Carnegie Mellon University, also directed the Ensemble. The HSE was founded with the purpose of perpetuating the American Negro Spiritual through performances that reflect their traditional arrangement. Clemmons utilized traditionally arranged spirituals and gathered singers and musicians to debut the Ensemble at the Harlem School of the Arts in 1986. The HSE has toured nationally to such cities as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Pittsburgh, and New York City, where in 1991 they had their Carnegie Hall debut. The HSE has also toured internationally in Italy, Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Korea, and Japan. Since 1990, HSE has recorded on the Arcadia Label. In 1989, Clemmons founded and became director of the American Negro Spiritual Research Foundation, Inc. (ANSRF), whose mission is to be, "the only organization solely dedicated to preserving and performing the American Negro Spiritual in its original form." ANSRF also "sustains an important aspect of American folk heritage, and expands public awareness of the spiritual's singular beauty," through groups such as HSE.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Harlem Spiritual Ensemble collection, 1983-1999. Papers can be found in the Manuscript & Rare Books Division (Sc MG 658)
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Research Call Number
Sc MIRS Harlem 1999-04
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