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Hall Johnson

Composer, author, conductor and arranger, educated at the Knox Institute, Atlanta University, Allen University, USC, the Hahn School of Music, the University of Pennsylvania and the New York Institute of Musical Art. He also studied with Percy Goetschius and was awarded an Honorary Music Degree from the Philadelphia Musical Academy. In 1925, he formed the Hall Johnson Choir, appearing in concerts, films, theater, radio, television and recordings. He arranged and directed the music for the Broadway production of "Green Pastures" (in which his choir appeared), and wrote the Broadway stage score for "Run, Little Chillun". In 1936, he organized the Festival Negro Chorus of Los Angeles, and appeared in the International Festival of Fine Arts in Berlin. In 1951, he toured Germany and Vienna through the auspices of the US State Department, and won the New York City Citation in 1962. He was also a member of the New York City Citizens Advisory Commission for Cultural Affairs.

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Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Hall Johnson : Thirty Spirituals - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088093341 : 1423415914 : 50486340

Hall Johnson : Thirty Spirituals - High Voice

Never before available in high and low voice versions, this new edition of Johnson's classic spiritual arrangements features new music engravings, Johnson's original preface and notes on the pieces, a guide to modified English texts for the spirituals, and a CD of piano accompaniments recorded by Laura Ward.

Songlist: Belshazza' Had a Feas', Dat Suits Me, Done Written Down My Name, Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit, Glory Hallelujah to de New-born King, Gospel Train , Great Day!, How Long Train Been Gone?, I Couldn' Hear Nobody Pray, Keep a-inchin' Along , Leanin' on Dat Lamb, Let de Heb'n-light Shine on Me, Mary Had a Baby, My Lord, What a Mornin', Oh, Freedom, Oh, Graveyard, Over Yonder, Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las', Prayer Is de Key, Religion Is a Fortune, Ride on, Jesus!, Scandalize' My Name, Sinner-man so Hard to Believe, Stan' Still, Jordan, Stan'in' in de Need of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!, There Is a Balm in Gilead, This Is de Healin' Water, Were You There?, When I Lay My Burden Down

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Voicing: Solo | 5281b | Songbook & CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Hall Johnson : Thirty Spirituals : Solo : Songbook : 50328310

Hall Johnson : Thirty Spirituals

Never before available in high and low voice versions, this new edition of Johnson's classic spiritual arrangements features new music engravings, Johnson's original preface and notes on the pieces, a guide to modified English texts for the spirituals.

Songlist: Belshazza' Had a Feas', Dat Suits Me, Done Written Down My Name, Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit, Glory Hallelujah to de New-born King, Gospel Train , Great Day!, How Long Train Been Gone?, I Couldn' Hear Nobody Pray, Keep a-inchin' Along , Leanin' on Dat Lamb, Let de Heb'n-light Shine on Me, Mary Had a Baby, My Lord, What a Mornin', Oh, Freedom, Oh, Graveyard, Over Yonder, Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las', Prayer Is de Key, Religion Is a Fortune, Ride on, Jesus!, Scandalize' My Name, Sinner-man so Hard to Believe, Stan' Still, Jordan, Stan'in' in de Need of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!, There Is a Balm in Gilead, This Is de Healin' Water, Were You There?, When I Lay My Burden Down

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Voicing: Solo | 7303b | Songbook | $14.95


Hall Johnson : Thirty Spirituals - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088093358 : 1423415922 : 50486341

Hall Johnson : Thirty Spirituals - Low Voice

Never before available in high and low voice versions, this new edition of Johnson's classic spiritual arrangements features new music engravings, Johnson's original preface and notes on the pieces, a guide to modified English texts for the spirittuals, and a CD of accompaniments recorded by pianist Laura Ward.

Songlist: Belshazza' Had a Feas' , Dat Suits Me, Done Written Down My Name, Ev'ry Time I Feel de Spirit, Glory Hallelujah to de New-born King, Gospel Train , Great Day!, How Long Train Been Gone?, I Couldn' Hear Nobody Pray, Keep a-inchin' Along, Leanin' on Dat Lamb, Let de Heb'n-light Shine on Me, Mary Had a Baby, My Lord, What a Mornin' , Oh, Freedom , Oh, Graveyard, Over Yonder , Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las', Prayer Is de Key, Religion Is a Fortune , Ride on, Jesus! , Scandalize' My Name , Sinner-man so Hard to Believe, Stan' Still, Jordan, Stan'in' in de Need of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot!, There Is a Balm in Gilead , This Is de Healin' Water, Were You There?, When I Lay My Burden Down

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Voicing: Solo | 8614b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Hall Johnson : Spirituals : SATB : Sheet Music

Hall Johnson : Spirituals

Hall Johnson was a noted violinist, conductor and arranger of spirituals. The slave songs and spirituals that he heard his grandmother sing were a catalyst for him founding the Hall Johnson Choir in 1925. Here are 7 of his beautiful a cappella arrangements.

Songlist: Fix me, Jesus, Oh, Freedom!, I've Been Buked, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, When I Was Sinkin' Down, Ain't Got Time To Die, Elijah Rock

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Voicing: SATB | 9277b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Ain't Got Time To Die : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50305670 : 073999056709 : 0793554705

Hall Johnson : Ain't Got Time To Die

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50305670


Ain't Got Time to Die : SATB : John Purifoy : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50484629 : 073999846294 : 0634045733

John Purifoy : Ain't Got Time to Die

Here is the famous and popular spiritual by Hall Johnson in a new accompanied edition by John Purifoy. Easily-learned and very effective in performance or worship!

Arranger: John Purifoy | Composer: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50484629


Elijah Rock : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50305960 : 073999059601

Hall Johnson : Elijah Rock

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50305960


Fix me, Jesus : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50305520 : 073999474244

Hall Johnson : Fix me, Jesus

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50305520


I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50304870 : 073999048704

Hall Johnson : I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50304870


I've Been Buked : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50302570 : 073999025705

Hall Johnson : I've Been Buked

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50302570


Mary Had a Baby : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50305990 : 073999059908

Hall Johnson : Mary Had a Baby

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50305990


Oh, Freedom! : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50306840 : 073999253184

Hall Johnson : Oh, Freedom!

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Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50306840


When I Was Sinkin' Down : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50302560

Hall Johnson : When I Was Sinkin' Down

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50302560

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