Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, water spots.
Unsigned Strayhorn composition.
From the Mercer Ellington Library. Statement of responsibility taken from The Great Song Thesaurus, by Roger Lax and Frederick Smith. There appears to be a number from the Duke Ellington Band Book: 14.
National negro hymn is contained in one folder consisting of 6 parts in A Major concert -- in ink -- in unidentified hand (Whaley?).
Parts for voices - soprano 2, alto (2), baritone, bass (2). Lyrics begin "Lift ev'ry voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring ...".