An African-American spiritual forms the basis for this creative and dramatic work for mature ensembles. Opening with a tender chorale-like statement, the piece evolves throughout with variations in mood,
Warm, emotional, and harmonically rich, this tune from the shaped-note book of hymns is the perfect subject for this collection of colorful and creative fantasies. The initial presentation is both
A stirring chorale prelude in Smith's grandiose style that even offers optional audience participation. Great fanfares help to make this a real crowd pleaser!
The familiar melody used in this work is one of the most beloved and widely performed hymns written by the composer. This concert band setting weaves the hymntune through the band from section to section
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