Learning How to "Hold On" from Jester Hairston.

Castilla, Matthew.


  • Abstract: I propose to show Jester Hairston's importance to the "movement" to preserve Negro spirituals by undertaking a four-part project that blends compositional, ethnomusicological, and historical approaches to a study of his arrangement of "Hold On." The four sections begin with Jester Hairston's biography and role with Negro spirituals. That section is followed by an Interview concerning Neg... read more
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