[When I've done the best I can]

[When I've done the best I can]

Composer: Thomas A. Dorsey
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Thomas A. 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 >

Tune Information

Title: [When I've done the best I can]
Composer: Thomas A. Dorsey
Incipit: 55556 67
Key: F Major
Copyright: Any copying, arranging, or adapting of this composition without consent of the owner is infringement of the copyright. Used by permission.;International copyright secured. Made in USA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED including public performance for profit.;© Copyright 1939 by HILL AND RANGE SONGS, INC. Copyright renewed, assigned to UNI-CHAPPELL MUSIC, INC., NEW YORK, NEW YORK. BELINDA MUSIC, PUBLISHER



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