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The Resource Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman

Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman

Label
Stand up straight and sing!
Title
Stand up straight and sing!
Statement of responsibility
Jessye Norman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jessye Norman is not only one of the world's most admired and beloved opera stars--she is an American icon whose life story is as inspiring as the fictional plot triumphs she sang onstage. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, a descendant of many generations of hardworking slave and free ancestors, she grew up amid the challenges of Jim Crow racism, with the civil rights movement just beginning to awaken. Nurtured by a close family and tight-knit community centered on the local church, Jessye sang songs and spirituals constantly, never dreaming that it might lead to a career. Only when she watched a documentary about the legendary Marian Anderson did she first realize that singing could be a profession. Decades later, after a meteoric rise at the Berlin Opera, a long-delayed debut at the Metropolitan Opera, and forays into spirituals, blues, jazz, and other roots music, she has become one of America's cultural treasures. This is an inspiring woman's account of an astonishing life.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norman, Jessye
Dewey number
  • 782.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.N736
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Norman, Jessye
  • Sopranos (Singers)
Label
Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A memoir"--Jacket
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Great Day!" -- 1. In the beginning -- Widmung -- "I want two wings" -- 2. A mother's joy -- Maria -- "Ev'ry time I feel the spirit" -- 3. A father's pride -- Isolde's Liebestod -- "There is a balm in Gilead" -- 4. Church, spirituals, and spirit -- Die Allmacht -- "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" -- 5. Racism as it lives and breathes -- "My Lord, what a morning" -- Interlude: Marian Anderson -- Erlkönig -- "On my journey, now" -- 6. Growing up in Germany -- O namenlose Freude -- "Oh glory!" -- 7. The singing craft as art form -- L'île inconnue -- "The Lord's prayer" -- 8. The song, the craft, the spirit, and the joy! -- Sanctus -- "Ride on, King Jesus" -- 9. Woman, life, singer -- His eye is on the sparrow -- "He's got the whole world in his hand" -- 10. And the journey continues
Control code
ocn854944213
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780544003408
Lccn
2013046581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854944213
Label
Stand up straight and sing!, Jessye Norman
Publication
Note
  • "A memoir"--Jacket
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Great Day!" -- 1. In the beginning -- Widmung -- "I want two wings" -- 2. A mother's joy -- Maria -- "Ev'ry time I feel the spirit" -- 3. A father's pride -- Isolde's Liebestod -- "There is a balm in Gilead" -- 4. Church, spirituals, and spirit -- Die Allmacht -- "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" -- 5. Racism as it lives and breathes -- "My Lord, what a morning" -- Interlude: Marian Anderson -- Erlkönig -- "On my journey, now" -- 6. Growing up in Germany -- O namenlose Freude -- "Oh glory!" -- 7. The singing craft as art form -- L'île inconnue -- "The Lord's prayer" -- 8. The song, the craft, the spirit, and the joy! -- Sanctus -- "Ride on, King Jesus" -- 9. Woman, life, singer -- His eye is on the sparrow -- "He's got the whole world in his hand" -- 10. And the journey continues
Control code
ocn854944213
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 316 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780544003408
Lccn
2013046581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)854944213

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