¿Viste Tú?

Translator: Arnoldo Canclini

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Adapter: John W. Work

John W. Work, Jr. (b. Nashville, TN, 1872; d. Nashville, 1925), is well known for his pioneering studies of African American folk music and for his leadership in the performance of spirituals. He studied music at Fisk University in Nashville and classics at Harvard and then taught Latin, Greek, and history at Fisk from 1898 to 1923. Director of the Jubilee Singers at Fisk, Work also sang tenor in the Fisk Jubilee Quartet, which toured the country after 1909 and made commercial recordings. He was president of Roger Williams University in Nashville during the last two years of his life. Work and his brother Frederick Jerome Work (1879-1942) were devoted to collecting, arranging, and publishing African American slave songs and spirituals. They… Go to person page >

Adapter: Frederick J. Work

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Text Information

First Line: ¿Viste tú cuando en la cruz murió?
Title: ¿Viste Tú?
Adapter: John W. Work (h. 1907)
Adapter: Frederick J. Work (h. 1907)
Translator: Arnoldo Canclini
Source: canción religiosa Negra, EE.UU.
Language: Spanish
Publication Date: 1978
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1978.

Tune

WERE YOU THERE

The congregation could sing the entire spiritual, but the tune has a call-and-response structure; try singing unaccompanied with a soloist asking the initial questions in each stanza and the congregation joining in at "Oh, sometimes." The soloist could take significant liberty with the melody and rh…

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