"Yours is the only organ score that is truly note-worthy; cover to cover, beautiful and authentically spiritual. Thanks." – Mrs. J. S., Wisconsin
While the spirituals are well known as a vocal medium and were popularized as such around the world, their inherent melodic beauty transfers naturally to the "King of Instruments."
The settings of American spirituals contained in these volumes were commissioned by and dedicated to Dr. Marilyn Mason, former University Organist and Chairman of the Organ Department, The University of Michigan. Professor Mason commissioned and premiered over seventy works. Her extensive career as concert organist, lecturer, adjudicator, and teacher carried her throughout the Western world.