I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock

Catalogue no:

979-0-804007-77-0

Scoring:

‘I Got A Home In-a Dat Rock' originated as slave song, which African American musician Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) included in his huge collection of spirituals, many of which he learned from his grandfather. Moerane may well have used Burleigh's solo version from the songbook, Negro Spirituals published by Ricordi in 1917, as his source. Moerane's setting is gently lyrical, with the Soprano carrying the melody while the accompanying voices alternately sing and hum the harmonies.