Music by African American composers -- 20th century
Subject Source: Local (BRBL)
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Ed Bland papers
Call Number: JWJ MSS 310
Overview: The collection includes manuscript music, notes and writings, correspondence, professional papers, printed material, and audiovisual and computer media documenting the career of African American composer and musician Ed Bland.
James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection manuscript music
Call Number: JWJ MSS 355
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript and manuscript reproduction scores and parts for circa 50 works, most by African American composers, including music for voice and piano, chorus, band, or orchestra, 1902-1957, with most 1931-1945 or undated. Circa 20 composers are represented, including Margaret Bonds, H. T. Burleigh, William L. Dawson, George Gershwin, W. C. Handy, Hall Johnson, Ulysses Kay, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Roberta Russell Summers Stone, Howard Swanson, and Will H. Vodery. Vocal music...
Dates: 1902-1957, bulk 1931-1945