Agnus Dei is the fifth and final movement of Dr. Thomas' Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy. The text is in English, and the supercharged piano accompaniment supports the traditional
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Long considered "the" original version of this timeless spiritual. The true authenticity of the African-American musical heritage is captured in this Dawson rendition.
A fun, syncopated spiritual for a cappella choir. There's also a part for a soprano solo. Requires a full group, as all parts divide at times. A rousing handclapper!
A very poignant song. Phrases such as "Hush little baby, don't you cry, you know your mama was born to die," or "Oh my brothers, I must leave you here behind," view the approach of death in terms of those
"And suddenly appeared with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God..." The text of this gospel original is inspired by the famous passage from the Gospel of Luke in which the angels appear,
Incorporating the spirituals Oh, What a Beautiful City and In Bright Mansions Above, this extraordinary work creates a poignant musical image of heaven. This is choral writing at its
Alice Parker has created a setting of this beautiful American song that is simple, authentic, and warm. A good chance to feature a soloist, with accompanimental choral parts beneath.
This stylized gospel arrangement of the traditional spiritual features a terrific layered bridge section with traditional gospel stacking. Rock-solid choral writing and a beautifully written piano part give
This setting of an African American spiritual makes the most of its rich choral textures to set the emotional impact of the lyrics. The piano accompaniment adds just enough to support the voices while
The composer pulls out all the stops on this gospel piece. The piano part soars; the tenor soloist dramatically rises above the choir. Long a favorite of SATB choirs, tenor-bass choirs now have their chance
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
The motet-like setting of this traditional spiritual features a soprano melody with accompanying voices in flowing choral lines. Lyrical and lovely, this is a classical setting of the well-known
This moving arrangement of a beloved spiritual speaks with authenticity. With deep rich harmonies and extended ranges, it will challenge and satisfy the mature ensemble.
Moving in its simplicity and rich with choral color, this stunning a cappella arrangement of the well-known spiritual is breathtaking in every measure! Now available for women's choir.
The artistically crafted piano accompaniment creates a gentle, wave-like motion to support the warm, lush choral textures and harmonies in this superb arrangement of the beloved spiritual. This elegant
Pavane Publishing is pleased to launch a new choral series under the care of Jennaya Robison. Dr. Robison of Luther College fame is a rising star as a clinician and now an arranger. Her setting of Down
A fast swing intro punctuated by piano, bass, drums, and finger snaps leads into a jazzy arrangement of the traditional spiritual unlike any you've ever heard. The choral parts are fun to sing with scoops,
Building on the heritage of the great arrangements of Jester Hairston and Moses Hogan, Rollo Dilworth has created his own unique approach to the traditional spiritual. Through layering of motivic material