Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970

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Francis Hall Johnson (1888-1970), African American choral director, composer, and arranger.

From the description of Hall Johnson collection, 1933-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79463092

"Hall Johnson, a native of Athens, [Georgia], was a highly regarded African American choral director, composer, arranger, and violinist who dedicated his career to preserving the integrity of the Negro spiritual as it had been performed during the era of slavery. His Hall Johnson Choir, the first professional group of its kind, enjoyed a successful concert and recording career for more than three decades in the United States and abroad. During his professional life Johnson coached hundreds of distinguished musicians, including the famous opera singer Marian Anderson." - "Hall Johnson." New Georgia Encyclopedia. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved August 21, 2008)

From the description of Hall Johnson photographs, 1930s. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 688305829

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Take my mother home : Negro spiritual : from the collection of Wm. A. Logan / St. John 19:26-27 ; arranged by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Oh, Lord, have mercy on me : Negro spiritual / arr. for voice & piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Crucible, song. Indiana University, Music Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Prayer is de key / [arranged by Hall Johnson]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Ev'ry time I feel de spirit : Negro spiritual / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Bring it to pass / words & music by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. I been in de storm so long / [arr. for voice and piano by Hall Johnson]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Oh, glory! : Negro spiritual / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. Heaven is one beautiful place [sound recording] / arr. by Hall Johnson University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. They led my Lord away : Negro spiritual / arr. for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Johnson, Helen A. Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Motet, God is love / words of St. John ; music by Hall Johnson. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Prayer is de key / arr. by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Johnny Green papers, 1920-1991. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Bring it to pass / [words & music by Hall Johnson]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Pray! : Don't never stop! / words and music by Hall Johnson. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1932-1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers, 1925-1972 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Smith, Paul, 1953-. Advancement of Black artists [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Hughes-Neilson music collection, 1934-1980 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Ross, Marguerite. [Marguerite Ross, soprano, accompanied by David Sisson, piano] [sound recording] : [Sunday, May 6, 1973, 3:00 p.m., Choral Room, Music Building]. University of Central Oklahoma, Chambers Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Fi-yer (fire) / music by Hall Johnson ; words by Langston Hughes. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Neilson, Kenneth P.,. Hughes-Neilson music collection, 1934-1980. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Hall Johnson photographs, 1930s. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Le's have a union : Negro spiritual / arr. for voice and orchestra by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Heaven is one beautiful place : Negro spiritual / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. At the feet of Jesus : song / poem by Langston Hughes ; melody by Toy Harper ; arrangement by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. I been in de storm so long : Negro spiritual / arr. for voice and orchestra by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Give me Jesus / [arr. by Hall Johnson]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Song of the mother / words & music by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Ain't got time to die : song in the style of a Negro spiritual / original words and music by Hall Johnson ; arranged for voice and orchestra by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. An evening with Marian Anderson [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. Marian Anderson in rehearsal with Hall Johnson and John Motley [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Cooper, Lew. Run little chillun / [by Lew Cooper and Hall Johnson]. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. My God is so high : Negro spiritual / arr. by Hall Johnson. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
creatorOf Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. Rehearsals of spirituals [sound recording] / Marian Anderson and John Motley. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Preston, Madeline,. Hall Johnson collection, 1953-2001 (bulk 1953-1969) New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Fix me, Jesus : Negro spiritual / arr. for voice & piano by Hall Johnson ; written for and respectfully dedicated to Marian Anderson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Oh, glory! : Negro spiritual / arr. for voice and orchestra by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. You go / Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Ride on, King Jesus : King of kings / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Hall Johnson collection, 1933-1943. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Ride on, King Jesus / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. My good Lord done been here : Negro spiritual / arranged for voice & piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. His name so sweet : Negro spiritual / arranged by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Fix me : Negro spiritual / harmonized by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Prayer is de key : Negro spiritual / arranged by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Oh, Lord, have mercy on me : old Negro spiritual / arr. for voice & piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. Crossing the bar / music by Hall Johnson ; poem by Tennyson. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. I'm gonter tell God all o' my troubles / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Myers, Henriett Helena Crawley, 1878-1968. Henrietta Myers collection on the Fisk Jubilee Singers, 1947-[19--]. John Hope and Aurelia E. Franklin Library. Special Collections & Archives
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. I got to lie down : Negro spiritual / arranged for voice and piano by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers of Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970. I been in de storm so long : Negro spiritual / arranged by Hall Johnson. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Beckett, Henry. Henry Beckett papers, 1830-1970 (bulk 1918-1970) Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
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correspondedWith Adelaide Schulkind Frank person
associatedWith Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. person
associatedWith Beckett, Henry. person
associatedWith Cooper, Lew. person
associatedWith Green, Johnny, 1908-1989 person
associatedWith Harper, Toy. person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Johnson, Helen A. person
associatedWith John, the Apostle, Saint person
correspondedWith Myers, Henriett Helena Crawley, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Neilson, Kenneth P., person
associatedWith Preston, Madeline, person
associatedWith Pruitt, Bess. person
associatedWith Ross, Marguerite. person
associatedWith SHIRLEY GRAHAM DU BOIS, 1896-1977 person
associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. person
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Subject
Sacred songs (Low voice) with piano
Songs with piano
African American choral conductors
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied
African Americans--Music
Sacred songs with piano
African American conductors (Music)--Photographs
Songs (High voice) with piano
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
African American musicians--Photographs
Motets
Sacred songs with orchestra, Arranged
African American composers
African American composers--Photographs
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Performer
Composers
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Birth 1888-03-12

Death 1970-04-30

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