Inspired by the much revered spiritual tradition, this original a cappella piece recounts the biblical story of the Great Flood. On its third attempt, Noah's dove returned with an olive branch, signaling
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Here's a rousing medley of three favorite spirituals in less than three minutes! A grand fanfare gives way to a jubilant tour through Great Day; In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin' and My
"Hey, Zeke! What-dya see?" A fun, original melody is introduced, then layered and echoed before the much-anticipated arrival of the traditional spiritual melody. It’s a truly playful and innovative
A fast swing intro punctuated by piano, bass, drums, and finger snaps leads into a jazzy arrangement of the traditional spiritual unlike any you've ever heard. The choral parts are fun to sing with scoops,
A soulful quote from "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" opens this gospel original before breaking into a spirited celebration. The syncopated chorus will be fun to sing and the closing descant offers sopranos a
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.
A slow opening fanfare sets up this modern setting of traditional spiritual before exploding into a high-powered arrangement with just a hint of jazz. A cappella and choral throughout, the rhythmic
A clever arrangement of the traditional spiritual that includes a surprise nod to Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, plus an optional part for autoharp. The pentatonic chorus is great for teaching or
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
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
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
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
Down to the River to Pray; Down by the Riverside and Peace Like a River make up this three-and-a-half-minute medley of spirituals. It opens gently, builds to its peak "love like an ocean"
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
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
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;"
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