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Very Best of Marian Anderson: Arias – Songs – Anthems – Spirituals

Very Best of Marian Anderson: Arias – Songs – Anthems – Spirituals
Very Best of Marian Anderson: Arias – Songs – Anthems – Spirituals

Very Best of Marian Anderson
Arias – Songs – Anthems – Spirituals

Marian Anderson

Catalogue Number: ALN 1955
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: AAD 76:33 mins 1936-52
Barcode: 5055354419553





“A voice like yours only comes once in 100 years” (Toscanini) “not a voice, but a cello!”(Sir Anthony Pappano) ‘a rich, vibrant contralto of intrinsic beauty’ (A.Blyth).
In 1939 the Daughters of the American Revolution refused Anderson (who had returned in triumph from Europe) permission to sing to an integrated audience. The incident threw her into the international spotlight … With the aid of President F.D and Mrs.Roosevelt, she thrilled 75,000 people in concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC (and a radio audience in the millions)” [TIME 76:33]

  • 1. Caro mio ben (Giordani) with Orchestral Accompaniment. Rec.1930 3.27
  • 2. Plaisir d’amour (Martini) with Orchestral Accompaniment. Rec.1930 3.38
  • 3. Ave Maria (Schubert) Rec.1936 4.51
  • 4. He Shall Feed His Flock (Messiah:Handel:Jenner)
    with Victor Symphony Orchestra conducted Charles O’Connell. Rec.1941 4.04
  • 5. Softly Awakes My Heart (Samson et Dalila:Saint-Saens:Lemaire) 4.50
  • 6. Tonight Seeking Hither My Presence…O Love from Thy Power
    (Samon et Dalila) (both) with Orchestra / Lawrance Collingwood.Rec 1930. 4.19
  • 7. Die Forelle (The Trout) (Schubert). Rec.1936 1.53
  • 8. Standchen (Serenade) (Schubert:Rellstab). Rec.1950 3.55
  • 9. Der Tod und das Mädchen (Schubert:Claudius) Rec.1936 2.57
  • 10. Der Nussbaum (Schumann:Mosen). Rec.1945 3.12
  • 11. My Lord what a Morning (Trad.arr.Burleigh). Rec.1947 3.23
  • 12. Oh! What a Beautiful City (Trad.arr.Boatner) Rec.1942 2.10
  • 13. Go Down Moses (Let My People Go) (Trad.arr.Burleigh). Rec.1936 2.54
  • 14. Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen (Trad.arr.Brown). Rec.1942 3.37
  • 15. My Soul’s Been Anchored in The Lord (Trad.arr.Price). Rec.1941 1.48
  • 16. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands (Trad.arr.Forrest). Rec.1951 2.00
  • 17. Were You there when they Crucified my Lord? (Trad.arr.Burleigh).1936. 3.22
  • 18. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Trad.arr.Brown) Rec.1941 3.00
  • 19. Everytime I Feel De Spirit (Trad.arr.Brown) Rec.1952 1.31
  • 20. (a) Lord I can’t stay Away/(b) Heaven, Heaven (I Got a Robe)
    (a) (Trad.arr.Hayes) (b) (Trad.arr.Burleigh) Rec.1936 4.13
  • 21. Crucifixion (He never said a Mumblin’ Word)(Trad.arr.Payne) 1941. 3.58
  • 22. Deep River (Trad.arr.Burleigh) Rec.1938 3.06
  • 23. The Star-Spangled Banner (Lincoln Memorial) (Key/Smith) 1.42
  • 24. My Country, ‘tis of Thee (Lincoln Memorial) (Trad, arr Carey/Smith) 0.55