The University of Michigan plans to livestream the performance of a musical arrangement not heard in concert since prisoners performed it at Auschwitz during World War II.

University officials said numerous livestream requests came from around the world after The Associated Press published a story Monday about the discovery of the manuscript for “The Most Beautiful Time of Life.”

In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo provided by the University of Michigan, student violinists Reuben Kebede and Dana Johnson perform at a recording session in Ann Arbor, Mich., with Contemporary Directions Ensemble recording
In this Nov. 7, 2018, photo provided by the University of Michigan, student violinists Reuben Kebede and Dana Johnson perform at a recording session in Ann Arbor, Mich., with Contemporary Directions Ensemble recording “The Most Beautiful Time of Life,” as it’s translated from German to English. The music has not been heard since it was arranged and performed by prisoners in a World War II death camp. The ensemble will perform the piece Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, during a free on-campus concert. The handwritten manuscript was discovered by university music theory professor Patricia Hall while doing research at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland. (Christopher Boyes/University of Michigan via AP)

The piece was arranged by three prisoners and discovered by music theory professor Patricia Hall at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland. It was a popular song in the early 1940s under its original German title.

This Nov. 7, 2018, photo provided by the University of Michigan shows the full score for 
This Nov. 7, 2018, photo provided by the University of Michigan shows the full score for “The Most Beautiful Time of Life (Die Schönste Zeit des Lebens)” at the Duderstadt Center recording studio on campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. The music, recorded by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble under the direction of Professor Oriol Sans, has not been heard since it was arranged and performed by prisoners in a World War II death camp. The ensemble will perform the piece Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, during a free on-campus concert. The handwritten manuscript was discovered by university music theory Professor Patricia Hall while doing research at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum in Poland. (Christopher Boyes/University of Michigan via AP)

The livestream is planned for 8 p.m. Friday. The arrangement will be performed at the school in Ann Arbor by the Contemporary Directions Ensemble, which has also recorded the piece.

Hall plans to speak during the concert, which will be recorded.

Source: The Associated Press