Dilworth's take on the classic spiritual doesn't disappoint! With a gospel piano part to match your singers as an equal and vital character in the song, the chugging of the tempo and the steady building of
Two African-American spirituals, Rise, Shine, for Thy Light Is A-Comin' and This Little Light of Mine, are combined in this solid setting. They work together beautifully! This is
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The memorable gospel choir performance of Ben E. King's Stand By Me was a highlight of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. Here is the exact arrangement performed at the
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
This beloved anthem of the civil rights movement retains its gospel flavor in this accessible two-part arrangement. Mostly in unison with some simple harmonies, this version is appropriate for use by most
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
Langston Hughes' powerful poem addresses the issues of racism, division, poverty, and greed, and Dilworth's inclusion of the African American spiritual I've Been in the Storm So Long
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The driving forward motion begins with the hushed opening and never lets up! This a cappella setting of the traditional spiritual is musically satisfying with full choral harmonies and fun vocal
This timeless spiritual has been arranged with Rollo Dilworth's unique signature harmonies and wonderful piano writing, with some original material incorporated. The smooth gospel setting includes a strong
Combing two African American spirituals - When the Train Comes Along and The Gospel Train - with additional lyrics by the composer, this song is exactly what we have come to expect from
Work songs, railroad songs and songs of travel are important components of the American folk song tradition. This attention to historical style is on full display in this carefully constructed treble
An uplifting, 6/8 gospel feel propels this original to soaring heights. Phrases were offered by school children and the composer crafted and connected them into a significant statement. Just when you think
Rollo Dilworth has combined this traditional freedom song - sung as an anthem of protest during the civil rights movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance - with the words of
Here we have a fresh new take on this familiar African-American spiritual featuring contemporary jazz harmonies, added passing tones that bring passion and excitement, a small group descant, and a steady
In the traditional spiritual Let Me Fly, the chariot is presented as a symbol of freedom. This creative setting for mixed or treble choirs offers lots of opportunities for musical growth and
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
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
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
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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
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