This ground-breaking and unmissable piano collection celebrates the music of iconic black songwriters. Including acclaimed songs such as People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield), A Change is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke), Blinded By Your Grace Part 1 (Stormzy), I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Nina Simone), Redemption Song (Bob Marley), and more. All of the pieces are idiomatically arranged for intermediate-level piano solo (approximately Grade 3-5). The nature, style and genre of the songs vary widely, but the aim is to introduce players to a range of musicians and works that may well be new to them but are nevertheless important classics.
The song People Get Ready was written during a time of civil unrest in America. Curtis Mayfield was increasingly infusing his songs with social commentary and it was written to give a message of hope, that change is on the way and there will be better times ahead.