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What a morning! : the Christmas story in Black spirituals / selected and edited by John Langstaff ; illustrated by Ashley Bryan ; arrangements for singing and piano by John Andrew Ross.

Langstaff, John, 1920-2005 (Author). Langstaff, John, 1920-2005 (Added Author). Bryan, Ashley, (illustrator.). Ross, John Andrew. (Added Author). Bryan, Ashley. (Added Author). Juvenile Collection (Library of Congress) (Added Author).

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Nantahala Community Library J783.67.W (Text) 39493105071577 Juvenile Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0689504225 :
  • Physical Description: 1 score (20 pages) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : McElderry Books, [1987]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Source: Source unknown.
LC copy has dust jacket.
Formatted Contents Note:
My Lord, what a morning! -- Mary had a baby -- Go, tell it on the mountain -- Sister Mary had-a but one child -- Behold that star!
Summary, etc.:
Five illustrated spirituals dealing with the birth of Christ on the first Christmas morning. Includes printed music for voice and piano.
Subject: Jesus Christ > Nativity > Juvenile songs and music.
Jesus Christ > Nativity > Songs and music.
Jesus Christ > Nativity > Songs and music.
Jesus Christ > Nativity > Songs and music > Juvenile literature.
Spirituals (Songs) > Juvenile.
Christmas music > Juvenile.
Spirituals (Songs) > Juvenile literature.
Spirituals (Songs) > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Spirituals (Songs)
Christmas music.

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