Lift Every Voice and Sing
Music by J. Rosamond Johnson, words by James Weldon Johnson / arr. Bob Phillips
String Orchestra Conductor Score & Parts
Often Referred to as the "African-American National Anthem"
Also Available Digitally
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The poem and original hymn-like music of "Lift Every Voice and Sing," by James and J. Rosamond Johnson, reverberate through the decades of the civil rights movement. Originally performed for Booker T. Washington in 1900, it is sometimes called the "African-American National Anthem." This setting, by Bob Phillips, teaches 6/8 and uses chromatic alterations in first position. A vocal lead sheet is included in the reproducible educational packets. The cross-curricular programming possibilities are vast. (2:40)