Spiritus(,) carminis

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This essay explores some of the possible connections to be made between breath, song and spirit through engagement with the fundamental building blocks of song, illustrated specifically through ‘Deep River’, one of the characteristic spirituals of America. The discussion demonstrates how later adaptations and romanticisation of the spiritual has changed its emotional meaning.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpirituality in the 21st Century: Journeys Beyond Entrenched Boundaries
EditorsDuysal Askun Çelik, John L. Hochheimer, Wim van Moer
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherInter-Disciplinary Press
ISBN (Print)1- 84888-257-7
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2013