Marian Anderson’s If He Change My Name

If He Change My Name ~ downloadable lead sheet

If He Change My Name was sung by renowned 20th Century African-American contralto Marian Anderson. Arranger/educator Teresa Young‘s lead sheet transcription came about as most do: an adult student wanted to interpret the song and couldn’t find anything on it. So now you can enjoy expressing your version of this poignant piece of the history of Africa-American spirituals sung by a venerable, world-class artist.

Preview and purchase If He Change My Name here

And contact Teresa for an online lesson on this piece here.

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Marian Anderson


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Teresa Young

Teresa’s growing collection of published sheet music includes a wide range of genres and skill levels.

You’ll find pop, rock, jazz, traditional, and sacred pieces in her collection, from Steven Universe, Billie Eilish , LP, and Marina to Bob Dylan, The Moody Blues, David Crosby, JVKE, Lou Reed, Miles Teller from Top Gun: Maverick, Frank Sinatra, and Psalm 126!

So keep checking back here for more.

Arranging music has become a central pleasure in Teresa’s life. So be sure to check back here for more titles published regularly.

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If you’re looking for a favorite piece to interpret and not finding it, get in touch with Teresa here to request a custom arrangement.


We are all here
to have a kind
of living of
our own and to be
for what we are.

—Marian Anderson