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William Dawson

At age thirteen, William L. Dawson ran away from home to pursue his education at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. The year after he graduated, he convinced the then all-white Horner Institute in Missouri to allow him to earn his BA through one-on-one tutorial sessions. He went on to earn his Master's of Music from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago.

Along the way, he directed high school and college bands and choruses and a church choir, performed in jazz bands and a symphony orchestra, and composed arrangements of spirituals and a symphony.

He was thirty-two when he returned to Tuskegee to found its School of Music. Over the next twenty-five years, he published his acclaimed Negro Folk Symphony and witnessed its world premiere with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski; brought his chorus and Tuskegee international renown through high-profile concert tours and radio engagements; and traveled to West Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and Spain as a music researcher and cultural emissary.*

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Conspirare, Company Of Voices & Craig Hella Johnson "Soon Ah Will Be Done"
Conspirare, Company Of Voices & Craig Hella Johnson
Album: Sing Freedom! African American Spirituals
Genres: Classical, Folk, Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal
Moods: Determined, Empowered, Inspirational, Powerful, Yearning
Fisk Jubilee Singers "Soon Ah Will Be Done"
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Album: In Bright Mansions
Genres: Classical, Folk, Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal
Moods: Confident, Determined, Empowered, Hopeful, Inspirational, Powerful, Triumphant
Jessye Norman "Soon Ah Will Be Done"
Jessye Norman
Album: Spirituals
Genres: Classical, Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal
Moods: Celebratory, Intense, Powerful, Yearning
The St. Olaf Choir "Soon Ah Will Be Done"
The St. Olaf Choir
Album: The Spirituals of William L. Dawson
Genres: Classical, Folk, Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal
Moods: Intense, Mournful, Somber, Yearning