Lift Every Voice and Sing

Lift Every Voice and Sing
Often Referred to as the "African-American National Anthem"

Music by J. Rosamond Johnson, words by James Weldon Johnson / arr. Bob Phillips String Orchestra Conductor Score Grade: 2.5 Item: 00-44827S
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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)

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Series: Sound Innovations for String Orchestra
Composed by: J. Rosamond Johnson
Arranged by: Bob Phillips
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Version: with Chorus
Format: Conductor Score
Page Count: 8
Item Number: 00-44827S
UPC: 038081518176

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