An aleatoric sounds and syllables section opens to a rousing ostinato in this rhythmic a cappella setting. With superb choral writing and an energy that naturally grows throughout the piece, this work is a
A rhythmic piano accompaniment drives this new arrangement of the classic spiritual. Singers will love the connective choral line that leads the syncopated refrains to the call-and-response verses. Teachers
Dry Bones has never been this much fun! Mark begins by telling the story of Ezekiel's vision with his own original lyrics. Wonderful changes in feeling, sometimes dramatic, sometimes rhythmic, make
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Get on board with this lively partner song adaptation of the well-known traditional spiritual! Featuring easy-to-sing countermelodies for both the verse and chorus, it's a snap to put together and an
This original selection combines folk and gospel elements in a laid-back style in the pattern of a traditional spiritual. A symbolic text leads to crossing the metaphoric River Jordan as the music recalls
"...angels watchin' over me, my Lord." This superb a cappella arrangement of the traditional spiritual is a guaranteed success! The basses sing an independent line, which provides a rhythmic backdrop for
Don't miss this extraordinary original a cappella spiritual! An insistent melody opens the piece in unison, then fully develops with rhythmic syncopations, varied choral textures, and dramatic dynamics. A
A walking bass line, built on the blues scale, hints at jazz in the introduction of this fantastically fun arrangement of the traditional spiritual. Each of three verses develops further as the piece grows
Here's a superb choral arrangement of this classic spiritual! It opens with a choral fanfare-like section and progresses through several swinging sections to a climactic finish. This is Mark Hayes at his
This rousing original spiritual is infused with traditional gospel harmonies, rhythms and articulations, while the timely text expresses an urgent plea for peace. The classic Dona Nobis Pacem canon
In this soulful setting of the traditional spiritual, the word "weary" is sung as a counter-motive to give emphasis to "My God is a rock in a weary land," and the effect is dramatic! As the accented piano
Down to the River to Pray; Down by the Riverside and Peace Like a River comprise this three-and-a-half-minute spiritual medley. It opens gently, builds to its peak "love like an ocean"
Here's an energetic, accessible spiritual arrangement that will go over big with your middle school choir. The swingin' tempo and gospel chords kick-start the excitement, and hand claps in the final refrain
"Peace, glorious peace, talkin' 'bout a peace, glorious peace..." A syncopated opening bass figure lays the groundwork for this original a cappella spiritual. As the other parts join in, the texture,
Adapted from Jay's popular American Folk Songs for Solo Singers, this remarkable new choral arrangement works beautifully! The languid minor-key melody is passed from soloist to choir and part to
Here's a kickin' gospel original with energy to spare! Spirited syncopations and intricate chord changes authenticate the style, and a short piano solo paves the way for a funky vocal stack that drives to
This Train Is Bound for Glory, When the Saints Go Marching In. Step one: sing a familiar spiritual; step two: combine with a catchy partner melody; step three: introduce "When the Saints Go Marching In;"
With the opportunity to feature several soloists, this arrangement is filled with inspiration and great energy from the beginning to the end. "There’s a great camp meetin' in the Promised Land!"
A bouncy piano accompaniment moves this cheerful arrangement along, as the playful melody is passed from voice to voice. Greg has great fun weaving "chatter" through the choir and modulating to the big
An earnest soloist is accompanied by the soulful "oo"s of an a cappella choir during the expressive introduction to this spirited original. Soon we take a turn as the piece bursts into an exciting,
A fine interpretation of this expressive arrangement will be a source of considerable pride for conductors and singers alike. Dr. Robinson treats the moving spiritual with great reverence and employs
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