Bound for the Promised Land
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This live performance of the Atlanta Music Festival is a unique combination of history, music, and literature.

This live recording of the Atlanta Music Festival 2016 comprises a unique combination of music, literature, and history, addressing the African American journey from slavery to an as yet unachieved dream of a "more perfect union." Beginning with Atlanta school children singing Lift Every Voice and Sing, the CD proceeds with music and spoken dialogue extolling "liberty and justice for all" through the words of Barack Obama, James Dickey, Robert Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Langston Hughes. Of special note are the performances of the beloved Jessye Norman singing songs by Duke Ellington and spirituals. The Atlanta Music Festival has its origins in the Atlanta Colored Music Festival, begun in 1910, four years after the Atlanta race riots, by Rev. Henry Hugh Proctor to promote racial reconciliation through the arts.
Contents:
Rosamond Johnson, composer
Lift Every Voice and Sing
Atlanta Music Festival Children's Choir; Ben Leaptrott (piano); Steven Darsey (conductor)

Dwight Andrews, writer
Welcome
Dwight Andrews (speaker)

Dorothy Rudd Moore, composer
Frederick Douglass: Act II: Scene 3
Timothy Miller (tenor); Meridian Chorale & Orchestra; Steven Darsey (conductor)

Barack Obama, writer
50th Anniversary of the Selma March & A More Perfect Union speeches (excerpts)
Robert M. Franklin (speaker)

James Dickey, writer
Notes on the Decline of Outrage (excerpt)
Taylor Branch (speaker)

Hall Johnson, composer
Wade in the Water
Julia Dennis (soprano); Spelman College Glee Club; Kevin P. Johnson (piano); B.E. Boykin (conductor)

James Dickey, writer
Notes on the Decline of Outrage (excerpt)
Taylor Branch (speaker)

Barack Obama, writer
A More Perfect Union speech (excerpt)
Robert M. Franklin (speaker)

Duke Ellington, composer
Come Sunday
Jessye Norman (soprano); Damien Sneed (piano)

Traditional
Gospel Train
Jessye Norman (soprano); Damien Sneed (piano)

Barack Obama, writer
50th Anniversary of the Selma March speech (excerpts)
Robert M. Franklin (speaker)

Moses Hogan, composer
My Soul's Been Anchored
Morehouse College Glee Club; David Morrow (conductor)

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, writer
Statement on the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (excerpt)
Taylor Branch (speaker)

T.J. Anderson, composer
Meditations
Vega Quartet

James Dickey, writer
Notes on the Decline of Outrage (excerpt)
Taylor Branch (speaker)

Langston Hughes, writer
Essays (excerpt)
Robert M. Franklin (speaker)

Margaret Walker, writer
Prophets for a New Day (excerpt)
Taylor Branch (speaker)

John Carter, composer
Toccata (Ride On King Jesus)
Timothy Miller (tenor); Brent Runnels (piano)

Henry Hugh Proctor, writer
Between Black and White (excerpt)
Robert M. Franklin (speaker)

Duke Ellington, composer
Heaven
Jessye Norman (soprano); Damien Sneed (piano)

Margaret Bonds, composer
He's Got the Whole World in His Hand
Jessye Norman (soprano); Damien Sneed (piano)

Dorothy Rudd Moore, composer
Frederick Douglass: Act II: Scene 3 - Finale
Megan Brunning (soprano); Cynthia Shepherd (soprano); Brent Davis (baritone); Arietha Lockhart (soprano); Timothy Miller (tenor); Meridian Chorale & Orchestra; Steven Darsey (conductor)

Lyndon B. Johnson, writer
Voting Rights Speech to Congress, March 15, 1965 (excerpt)
Taylor Branch (speaker)

Barack Obama, writer
50th Anniversary of the Selma March speech (excerpts)
Robert M. Franklin (speaker)

Adolphus Hailstork, composer
Bound for the Promised Land
Wanda Yang Temko (soprano); Timothy Miller (tenor); Spelman & Morehouse College Glee Clubs; Chancel Choir of the First United Church of Christ; Meridian Chorale & Orchestra; Steven Darsey (conductor)

Review:
Review to come.