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KING'S HIGHWAY

Arranger: Thomas Andrew Dorsey

Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born in Villa Rica, a small rural town near Atlanta, Georgia. In 1919 he moved to Chicago. Most of his musical training was in the church, but he also studied and played jazz and blues. He later combined jazz and blues with religious texts, giving birth to gospel music. In 1931, along with Magnolia Lewis-Butts and Theodore Roosevelt Frye, he established the first gospel choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago. He went on to lead the gospel choir at Pilgrim Baptist Church, which he led for 60 years. Dorsey was also instrumental in founding the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) in 1933. The convention taught choirs all over the country how to sing gospel music. Dianne Shapiro, from "Gosp… Go to person page >

Arranger: Mary Gardner

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Tune Information

Title: KING'S HIGHWAY
Arranger: Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Arranger: Mary Gardner
Meter: 5.5.7.5.5.7 with refrain
Incipit: 55176 53444 32565
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: © 1940 (renewed) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. and Unichappell Music Inc.

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