Oppression is the third song in a cycle of four art songs based on spirituals and is Powell's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 2021Composer: Rosephanye PowellText: SpiritualSong Collection: Then, Here, and Now

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    For Darryl Taylor, countertenor and founder, African American Art Song Alliance, in remembrance of all who have suffered injustice and oppression around the world.

    “Oppression” utilizes text from the spiritual “Go Down, Moses.”

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    Then, Here and Now

    Composer(s): Rosephanye Powell

    Voice Type: Versions for High and Low

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