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Vlog – Down at the Cross

Emorja Roberson is a pianist, conductor, workshop coordinator, composer, arranger and vocalist in world of classical and gospel. He is the first African-American student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Notre Dame to study Choral Conducting with a focus in African-American repertoire and also serves as the Director of Music for Olivet African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

 

History & Score

Hymnary.org Entry – Down at the Cross | Hymnary.org

For some background on the song, check out this hymn podcast – Background on Down at the Cross

 

Emorja Roberson’s Recording, May 2021

 

We’re glad to welcome Emorja Roberson to our blog team. Emorja is a pianist, conductor, workshop coordinator, composer, arranger and vocalist in world of classical and gospel. He is the first African-American student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Notre Dame to study Choral Conducting with a focus in African-American repertoire and also serves as the Director of Music for Olivet African Methodist Episcopal Church. 

 

History & Score

Hymnary.org Entry – Jesus on the Mainline | Hymnary.org

For a historical example of the song, check out this field recording from the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Series – Jesus on the Mainline | Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (si.edu)

 

Emorja Roberson’s Recording, March 2021