Article "There's a Meetin' Here Tonight" by R. Nathaniel Dett

Image: [African American men, women and children outside a church], 1899-1900
[African American men, women and children outside a church], 1899-1900. Gelatin silver print. From an album compiled by W. E. B. DuBois in the Daniel Murray Collection. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-103393

The John Church Company published Dett's arrangement of There's a Meetin' Here Tonight in 1921. The composer dedicated the work to the Cecilia Society of Boston, an all-white chorus organized in 1874 under the sponsorship of Harvard University. The same group had premiered Dett's Chariot Jubilee a year earlier.

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"There's a Meetin' Here Tonight" by R. Nathaniel Dett
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-  Dett, R. Nathaniel -- 1882-1943 -- -- composer
-  Choral music
-  Worship and Praise
-  Songs and Music
-  Parlor and Concert Stage
-  Traditional and Ethnic Songs and Music
-  Progressive Era to New Era (1900-1929)
-  Articles
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Article. The John Church Company published Dett's arrangement of There's a Meetin' Here Tonight in 1921. The composer dedicated the work to the Cecilia Society of Boston, an all-white chorus organized in 1874 under the sponsorship of Harvard University. The same group had premiered Dett'sChariot Jubilee a year earlier.
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