These 30 gospels and spirituals arranged for mixed choir, unaccompanied or with piano, transport us into the fascinating world of African American folk songs. Their catchy rhythms, groove, their blues notes and other elements from Jazz and Blues, and the principles of call-and-response will move performers and audiences in equal measure. This collection is a great introduction for choirs with little previous experience with these style. The included CD recording with a selection of the arrangements will help with the learning process. Along with classics such as: Amazing Grace; Go Down Moses; Kumbaya; Deep River; Down by the Riverside; Good News; O When the Saints; Nobody Knows and Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, the collection also contains some discoveries from the beginnings of the genre.