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This Video of Leontyne Price Singing “This Little Light of Mine” Will Totally Brighten Up Your Day

ca. 1963 --- Portrait of opera singer and soprano Leontyne Price in 1963. --- Image by © Marvin Koner/CORBIS

ca. 1963 --- Portrait of opera singer and soprano Leontyne Price in 1963. --- Image by © Marvin Koner/CORBIS

ca. 1963 --- Portrait of opera singer and soprano Leontyne Price in 1963. --- Image by © Marvin Koner/CORBIS

ca. 1963 — Portrait of opera singer and soprano Leontyne Price in 1963. — Image by © Marvin Koner/CORBIS

Sometimes all you need to brighten up your day is a little music. American soprano Leontyne Price is certain to shine a little light on you with her performance of the gospel children’s song “This Little Light of Mine.”

In an interview with John Pfeiffer recorded by RCA, Price said, “Spirituals are my soul. They are the expression of me as an American, of me as a human being.”

“I think the spirituals have the depth, the wonder of any Romantic – Schubert, or Schumann, Joseph Marx, or Richard Strauss – that is why I include them on my programs.”

Her favorite spiritual? “It’s also my mother’s favorite,” she said,” which is also a philosophy: “This little light of mine,\ I’m gonna let it shine.”

Luckily for us, she also recorded it on video.

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What are your favorite spirituals? Tell us in the comments!

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