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
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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
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
This moving work was commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Washington in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It was described by
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