LIFT EVERY VOICE

Composer: J. Rosamond Johnson

John Rosamond Johnson USA 1873-1954. Born at Jacksonville, FL, brother of James Weldon Johnson, he was an important figure in black music. During the first part of the 20th century. With his brother and a partner, Bob Cole, he helped compose “The black national anthem”: “Lift every voice and sing”. He was a pianist, songwriter, producer, soldier, singer, and actor. He began playing the piano at age four, and he studied at the New England Conservatory and with Samuel Coleridge Taylor in London, England. By the turn of the century he was teaching school in the Jacksonville area. He was also music director at the Bethel Baptist Church there. He moved to New York City in 1900 and entered its musical life. With Bob Cole (and s… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: LIFT EVERY VOICE
Composer: J. Rosamond Johnson (1921)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 34566 66716 54456
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • Easy Organ Library Volume 60
    Composer/Editor John G. Barr
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 70
  • The Organist Volume 119 Number 6 January February 2016: The Service Music Companion for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Carson P. Cooman; John G. Barr
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2016) pp. 2
  • The Organist's Library Volume 57
    Composer/Editor Michael Ryan
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2015) pp. 73
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Six Tunes JKL: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Ruth E. Mackie
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2014) pp. 110
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 77 Number 6 July August 2014: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Michael Ryan
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 5
  • Harmonies of Liberty: A Collection for Organ
    Composer/Editor Wayne L. Wold
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2003) pp. 8
  • A Celebration of Many Peoples - The Balboa Park Organ Suite
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1996) pp. 20
  • The Organist Volume 89 Number 6 January 1986: A Bi-Monthly Publication for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; David Paxton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1986) pp. 66
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 30: General: L - Lle
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Donald Busarow
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1984) pp. 35
  • Preludes for Genesis
    Composer/Editor Alec Wyton
    Published By: Agape, A Division of Hope Publishing (1975) pp. 18

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 10: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 819 - 893
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2009) pp. 841
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 10: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 819 - 893
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2009) pp. 841

Piano Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 29 Number 3 April May June 2009: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editor David S. Winkler
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2009) pp. 42
  • Composer/Editor John Carter
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2004) pp. 12

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Worship in Song #279

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Zion still Sings #113

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