An April Day

Alternate Title

  • None

Composition Year

  • 1940[?]
  • February 14, 1949, Handy Bros. Music Co., Inc., EP 34294


  • Piano and high voice


  • 1 min, 30 sec

Lyricist and Source


Premiere Performance

  • Unknown

Published Editions


Thematic Incipit


  1. Brown, Rae Linda. The Heart of a Woman: The Life and Music of Florence B. Price. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2020.
  2. Thompson, Marilyn Angela. “W.C. Handy’s Contribution to African American Solo Vocal Concert Music.” EdD diss., Teachers College, Columbia University, 2007.

Entry History

  • Submitted May 26, 2024


  1. On manuscript and published versions of this song, the author is often erroneously listed as “Jos. F. Cotter.” His middle name was Seamon. 

  2. This score contains the dedication, “To Edith” (Price’s younger daughter, Edith Cassandra). 

  3. This score notes, “Revised copy.”