He'll Bring It To Pass
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The first recording ever exclusively devoted to Hall Johnson's arrangements of spirituals.

Hall Johnson was a noted violinist, conductor and arranger of spirituals. The slave songs and spirituals that he heard his grandmother sing were a catalyst for him founding the Hall Johnson Choir in 1925. The ensemble appeared on Broadway and in movies such as Green Pastures. To quote Eugene Simpson, curator of the Hall Johnson Collection at Rowan University, "Johnson's entire compositional output was governed by three beliefs: that his role in life was the preservation and propagation of the Negro Spiritual in its authentic form; that the melodies and rhythms of the spiritual and Negro folk song were worthy material for compositional development into art and extended forms and that the spiritual itself is essentially a choral form." Louise Toppin has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral and oratorio performances both here and abroad. Along with pianist Joseph Joubert, they have undertaken this unique project to present a CD that focuses entirely on Hall Johnson's solo vocal works. In presenting arrangements both familiar and lesser-known, this collection celebrates the historical importance, innovation and contribution of Johnson as a preserver of the spiritual while acknowledging his influence on subsequent generations of arrangers.
Contents:
Hall Johnson, composer
City called Heaven
Louise Toppin, soprano

Hall Johnson, composer
Wade in de water
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Heaven is one Beautiful Place
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Ain't got time to Die
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Oh, Glory
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Certainly Lord
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Po Mo'ner Got a Home at Las
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
I Got to Lie Down
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
I'm gonna tell God all my troubles
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
His Name so sweet
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
City called heaven
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
My god is so high
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Crucifixion
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Ev'rytime I feel de Spirit
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Mother to Son
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Le's Have a Union
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Fix Me Jesus
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Roll Jerd'n Roll
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
Give Me Jesus
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Hall Johnson, composer
He'll Bring it to Pass
Louise Toppin, soprano, Joseph Joubert, piano

Review:
",,,recommended as essential to a collection of American art songs." (Artsong Update)
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