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Sometimes I Feel like a Motherless Child

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Donald Hunsberger

Traditional, transcribed by Donald Hunsberger

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General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (or simply "Motherless Child") is a traditional Negro spiritual. It dates back to the era of slavery in the United States when it was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents. An early performance of the song dates back to the 1870s by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Like many traditional songs, it has many variations and has been recorded widely, very notably the 1989 CBS Records Masterworks CD entitled Carnival featuring Wynton Marsalis on cornet with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by transcriber Donald Hunsberger.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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