Death Came A-Knockin'
This bluesy setting requires three treble soloists with power and confidence. The choral backgrounds are deliberately sparse imitating guitar, light organ, and banjo until a climactic group shout. The music is driving and relentless as the singers are determined to be "ready to go" into the kingdom of God. The characters in this unique and compelling work are mother, sister, brother, neighbor, preacher, and finally, self, which reminds us that all of us will all face this journey, so we had best live right and shout "Hallelujah" when our turn comes.