Music by Black Composers Vol. 1 contains beginner- and elementary-level music. The works are by both men and women who come from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. The repertoire spans four centuries - from the 1700s to the present.
This series was spearheaded by the non-profit Rachel Barton Pine Foundation, collecting 900+ works by 350+ composers. Much of this repertoire is out of print and/or only exists in manuscript. Included in these books are illustrated composer biographies, features on Black classical music making throughout history, and profiles of Black role models in classical music throughout history.