Item #List2408 In the Evening by the Moonlight [Great Ethiopian Songs Series]. African-Americana - Music - Minstrelsy, James Alan Bland.
In the Evening by the Moonlight [Great Ethiopian Songs Series]

In the Evening by the Moonlight [Great Ethiopian Songs Series]

New York: Benjamin W. Hitchcock, 1880. Sheet music measuring 11 x 14 inches. 6 pp. With illustrated folio cover with Bland’s likeness and a stereotypical illustration of African-Americans at church. Fine condition. Item #List2408

A scarce and possibly a first printing of James A. Bland’s “In the Evening by the Moonlight,” published as part of the Great Ethiopian Songs series by Hitchcock’s Music Store on Sixth Avenue in New York City. H.J. Weyman and the Popular Music Company also published editions of the song, one with a slight title variation, in 1880, both in New York City. The song would become one of the most famous of the seven hundred or so that Bland would eventually write, and be performed by Nina Simone into the twentieth century. We find four copies in OCLC, along with two copies of the other 1880 editions.

Price: $1,000.00