This song is one of the most deeply moving of the African-American spirituals from the time of slavery.

After the Civil War, the Fisk Jubilee Singers were instrumental in preserving and popularizing this influential American musical tradition.

The form of Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen is A-B-A. The double bar line in measure 16 separates the A and B sections. The D.C. al Fine instruction at the end of the B section leads to a repeat of the A section.

Measure 16 is divided into two parts by a double bar line. The first time through, play the two parts of measure 16 like a normal measure, without observing the fermatas. The second time through, end at the “Fine” in the middle of measure 16 and observe the fermatas.

Which hand begins playing in C pentascale position?