The Hall Johnson Collection

Hall Johnson
Toy Harper

Arranged by Hall Johnson
Text by
Eugene Thamon Simpson Ed. D.
Oscar O. Cozad
Dwight Strickland
John L. Motley
Hall Johnson
Langston Hughes
Edited by Julius Willams
Book with Download
Instrumentation: Piano, Voice
Item Number: VF5
Number of Pages: 208
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


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This massive collection of vocal solos from the works of Hall Johnson displays his understanding of the spiritual genre, the human voice, and the tonal, harmonic colors that permeate the depth of the African-American musical experience. More than 50 songs and classic favorites are featured in this compilation, with downloadable performance recordings for reference and stylistic modeling. Titles include: Rise An' Shine; My God Is So High; I Want To Be Ready; Witness; Go Down Moses; Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho; Give Me Jesus; His Name So Sweet; Take My Mother Home; John Henry and many, many more. A comprehensive and essential volume for every singer's library.

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Arranger Johnson, Hall
Editor Willams, Julius


Oh, Rise an' Shine
When de Saints Come Marchin' in
Cert'n'y, Lord
My God Is So High
In Bright Mansions Above
Doncher Let Nobody Turn You Roun'
Run, Sinner, Run!
You Better Min'!
Dere's No Hidin' Place Down Dere
Some o' Dese Days
I Want to Be Ready
De Ol' Ark's a Moverin'
My Lord's a-Writin' All de Time
Go down, Moses
Oh, Mary, Doncher Weep
Lord, I Don't Feel Noways Tired
Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho
I Can't Stay Away
Death's Go'n'ter Lay His Col', Icy Hands on Me
De Blin' Man Stood on de Road an' Cried
Hail! De King of Babylon!
March On!
Hallelujah! King Jesus
Give Me Jesus
Fi-yer! (Fire!)
His Name So Sweet
Honor! Honor!
Honor! Honor!
I Got to Lie Down
I Got to Lie Down
I'm Go'n'ter Tell God All o' My Troubles
My Good Lord Done Been Here
My Good Lord Done Been Here
Oh, Glory!
Ride on, King Jesus!
Ride on, King Jesus!
Ride on, King Jesus!
Steal Away
Hol' de Light
Take My Mother Home
What Kinder Shoes
I Cannot Stay Here by Myself
John Henry
On the Dusty Road
At the Feet of Jesus
The Courtship
The Foundling
I'm Callin'
Cert'n'y, Lord
Mother to Son
River Chant