The poem, written in 1900 by James Weldon Johnson, was set to music by his brother, John Rosamond Johnson, five years later, and was soon adopted as the Black American National Anthem. The powerful song of affirmation has been frequently sung at notable occasions, recently at the opening ceremonies of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Simpson-Curenton has arranged the piece with her own variations as a concert level entry for flute and piano.
J. Rosamond Johnson / Evelyn Simpson-Curenton - Theodore Presser Co
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