This traditional spiritual carries in its essence the longing for peace and rest. The bittersweet spirit is front and center in this arrangement enhanced by sensitive part writing, an optional solo, and a
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Dilworth's take on the classic spiritual doesn't disappoint! With a gospel piano part to match your singers as an equal and vital character in the song, the chugging of the tempo and the steady building of
Two African-American spirituals, Rise, Shine, for Thy Light Is A-Comin' and This Little Light of Mine, are combined in this solid setting. They work together beautifully! This is
The memorable gospel choir performance of Ben E. King's Stand By Me was a highlight of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Here is the exact arrangement performed at the
This traditional spiritual encourages us all to persevere even in times of challenge and adversity. Set in a gospel style with call and response and repeated refrains, this work builds to a climactic chorus
A common theme among African American spirituals is "the great judgment day" and the idea of hoping for a better tomorrow. Incorporating quotes from Great Day and I Wanna Be Ready as well
Langston Hughes' powerful poem addresses the issues of racism, division, poverty, and greed, and Dilworth's inclusion of the African American spiritual I've Been in the Storm So Long
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The driving forward motion begins with the hushed opening and never lets up! This a cappella setting of the traditional spiritual is musically satisfying with full choral harmonies and fun vocal
This contemporary setting of the wildly popular spiritual is spirited and imaginative. Percussive and rhythmic vocals fill this work colored with jazz harmonies and supporting a legato melody shared by all
Written to honor Rollo Dilworth, whose feel and insight for choral gospel music is reverent and accessible to all, this composition incorporates lyrical quotes from some of Rollo's great arrangements,
Opening with a soulful treatment of We Shall Overcome, the work leads into a steady rock version of Lift Every Voice and Sing. This dynamic arrangement is a natural choice for a Martin
Johnson's 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
This energetic spiritual setting is everything you need for a rousing performance by your young singers. A driving piano accompaniment with solid vocal writing and many dynamic twists and turns sets this
This setting of the classic American folk hymn begins with a piano introduction leading to a solo voice singing the first verse in a traditional way. Then as the choir enters, more modern, rhythmic ideas
Inspired by the Joseph Jennings arrangement of this same tune for Chanticleer, this arrangement combines the five-syllable "halleluia" with the timeless melody of the old spiritual. A true gospel piano part
A setting of a Civil Rights-era standard with driving piano and simple, direct vocal arrangement with lots of unison singing. Accessible for choirs of any level and any age and a great cross-curricular
Now available for treble voices! Adapted from the gospel-style interpretation of the hymn His Eye Is on the Sparrow originally performed and recorded by the Georgia Mass Choir, this setting is an
First written as the bright, opening movement of Heavenly Home: Three American Songs, this enduring gospel favorite is set with a straightforward first verse and chorus. The next two verses combine
Combing two African American spirituals - When the Train Comes Along and The Gospel Train - with additional lyrics by the composer, this song is exactly what we have come to expect from
An uplifting, 6/8 gospel feel propels this original to soaring heights. Phrases were offered by school children and the composer crafted and connected them into a significant statement. Just when you think
Rollo Dilworth has combined this traditional freedom song - sung as an anthem of protest during the civil rights movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance - with the words of
Edge-of-your-seat excitement! This modern take on the traditional spiritual features strong choral writing with nice harmonic moments and interplay between voices complemented by a spirited piano part. The
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