Elijah Rock is an example of a Negro Spiritual.
Slaves were the composers of Negro Spirituals, but white men written down and got some credit where credit was not due. The first book published of Negro spirituals was titled The First 100 Slave Songs of the United States. When Negro spirituals are performed on stage they are called concert spirituals. Some Negro Spirituals were sang with instruments. Some of these instruments include the djembe, which is an African drum, and the guitar. Many of the spirituals were sound a cappella.