Bandanna Sketches : Four Negro Spirituals. No. 2. Lament - I'm Troubled in Mind (Black American Music). Clarence Cameron White.
Bandanna Sketches : Four Negro Spirituals. No. 2. Lament - I'm Troubled in Mind (Black American Music)

Bandanna Sketches : Four Negro Spirituals. No. 2. Lament - I'm Troubled in Mind (Black American Music)

New York, NY: Carl Fisher, (1918). "Elder" First Edition. Paperback. "Bandanna Sketches" is the first musical composition published by Clarence Cameron White, who "During the first decades of the twentieth century was considered the foremost violinist of his race." wiki. Musical score for piano and violin, both bearing Pl. no. 21177-5, 4to (12 inches tall), pp. [1], 2-5, [6 - ads] ; 1, [2 - blanks], [1 - Introductory Note] Covers slightly toned with a one inch separation at foot of spine fold, a large tear at upper corner of front cover - still held by a small connection, 2 sticker abrasions, light soil and minor edge wear to covers, unmarked inside. Very Good. Item #2852

"He [the Negro] is the the disguise behind which we may, for a releasing moment, regain that part of ourselves which we have sacrificed to civilization. … What we dare not say, often, we freely sing." Ref. see American Sheet Music [1978], chapter V, p. 24 'The Black in American Popular Music" by Daniel B. Priest. Uncommon, with no original copies found within the trade and less than a dozen held institutionally.

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