The Black Experience

Song Collection

The Black Experience is a song cycle by David N. Baker setting the poetry of Mari Evans.

The song cycle is currently out-of-print, but three of the songs, "Early in the Mornin,'" "Status Symbol," and "A Good Assassination Should Be Quiet," are included in Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers.

Composer: David N. BakerText: Mari Evans

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Poetry by Mari Evans

1. Early in the Mornin’
2. The Rebel
3. Status Symbol
4. A Good Assassination Should Be Quiet
5. The Insurgent
6. I Who Would Encompass Millions
7. The Alarm Clock


Sheet Music

Anthology of Art Songs by Black American Composers, Compiled by Willis C. Patterson

Composer(s): H. Leslie Adams, David Baker, Margaret Bonds, Charles Brown, Cecil Cohen, Noel de Costa, Mark Fax, Adolphus C. Hailstork, Eugene Hancock, Thomas Kerr, Jr., Charles Lloyd, Jr., Wendell Logan, Maurice McCall, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Undine Smith Moore, Robert Owens, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Florence Price, Hale Smith, William Grant Still, Howard Swanson, George Walker, Olly Wilson, John Work, Jr.

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