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Published by:
G. Ricordi & Co., Inc., Italian, 1808 - 1994  Search this
Written by:
Harry T. Burleigh, American, 1866 - 1949  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 10 13/16 x 7 in. (27.4 x 17.8 cm)
sheet music
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
1914; published 1954
A booklet of printed sheet music for "Balm in Gilead" harmonized by Harry T. Burleigh, arranged by Ruggero Vené and published by Franco Colombo, Inc. as part of the "Ruggero Vené Choral Series of Harry T. Burleigh Negro Spirituals." The sheet music is printed in black ink on off-white paper, folded to form six interior pages of music. The front cover has the series title at the top and publisher at the bottom, set inside a decorative border. In an inset center square with another decorative border is [N.Y. 1654 / Harry T. Burleigh / Balm in Gilead / For Mixed Voices / S.A.T.B. / Price 20 cents]. The interior printed music contains parts for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, and Piano. At the bottom is the copyright notice [Copyright 1914 by G. Ricordi and Co., New York, N.Y. / Copyright 1954 by G. Ricordi and Co., New York, N.Y.]. The back cover has a listing of all titles in the series. There are no added marks or inscriptions.
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Spirituals (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Arthur Tyrill Farrell Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1954 Franco Colombo, Inc
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture