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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Set in a spirited gospel swing, this traditional African American spiritual is paired with When the Saints Go Marching In in an arrangement with a dynamic modern feel. With both songs
This adventurous spiritual arrangement is a great confidence builder for developing choirs. With a stylistic nod to Dilworth, this gospel-tinged arrangement is powerful and dramatic, with interesting
Opening expressively with a solo, this spiritual favorite moves forward into a brisk tempo that will showcase developing SSA choirs with style! Well-written vocal parts and a supportive accompaniment make
Bernice Johnson Reagon's sermon in music is set in a contemporary a cappella style. Recorded by Sweet Honey in the Rock, this original spiritual offers a humorous but astute assessment of our culture and
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This jazz-infused gospel original was inspired by the great spirituals of the past. Marked by invigorating rhythms, bluesy melodies and full harmonies, with a truly authentic gospel-style piano
The famous text of Charles A. Tindley's hymn The Storm Is Passing Over forms the lyric framework for this modern concert gospel piece. This powerful setting is marked by sturdy gospel harmonies, a
This exciting setting of the favorite spiritual will make your women's or mixed choir sound fantastic! With crisp rhythmic figures, call-and-response phrases, unexpected harmonic turns, and handclaps, it is
Based on the two African-American spirituals Who Built the Ark? and Hoist the Window, Noah, this dynamic arrangement gives a creative retelling of the story of Noah. Unison
The wistful layered melodies, undulating piano accompaniment, and plaintive violin obbligato create a mysterious atmosphere in this accessible work that tells the story of the Underground Railroad. Arranged
Charged with gospel-style excitement, this traditional spiritual comes alive with energy and style. A powerful chorus, hand claps, a stacked vocal section and a key change build to a big ending that is sure
In a bright, spirited a cappella swing, this traditional spiritual is so fun to learn and sing! The energy is built right in to the rhythmic text and the contemporary harmonies are delightful. An optional
Combining the traditional spiritual I Want To Be Ready, a powerful piano accompaniment, and a gospel setting, this arrangement allows the singers to really dig in and sing with the full power of
Spirituals are an important part of the educational canon for young singers, and they serve as a powerful reminder of the enduring cultural importance of the African American musical tradition. This unison
This original spiritual for male voices is infused with syncopated energy! Opening with a layered speech chorus imitating train sounds, it moves into a Southern gospel feel with a dynamic call and response
This soulful, gospel-styled arrangement of the traditional spiritual opens with a huge tenor solo that propels this exciting piece forward from the opening bars. Well-crafted interplay between the soloist
Steadfast and strong, this contemporary setting of the traditional spiritual connects with history in a powerful way. Ideal for festival choruses and combined choirs, this is an inspirational selection
Opening with a slow, unaccompanied statement of the refrain, this dramatic setting of the traditional spiritual then unfolds in a tremendously exciting way. Includes optional congas and electric bass.
From the smooth layered opening to the spectacular jazz conclusion, this is an a cappella King's Singers arrangement to bring down the house! Full of rhythmic, melodic and lyric twists, it is a challenge,
When it comes to writing exciting spiritual arrangements for young and developing voices, Roger Emerson really knows how to do it right! Now, this incredibly popular spiritual is available in a singable
This spiritual tells the story of Moses leading the Israelites to safety through the parted waters of the Red Sea. This arrangement, set in a flowing 6/8 meter, features gospel and jazz style harmonies in
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 has been lowered a step and a bass part
The theme of the river functioning as a source of life, reflection, rejuvenation, prayer, cleansing and freedom infuses this popular spiritual with layers of meaning. This arrangement is designed to
The traditional spiritual Keep Your Lamps is so effectively partnered with a crisp, rhythmic original tune that it makes for a truly exceptional choice for young and developing voices. Using short
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