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Open the Window Noah
Open the Window Noah Open the Window Noah
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

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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Great, Gettin' Up Day!
Great, Gettin' Up Day! Great, Gettin' Up Day!
arr. Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

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

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Go Down, Moses
Go Down, Moses Go Down, Moses
arr. Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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.

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In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'!
In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'! In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'!
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Dry Bones
Dry Bones Dry Bones
arr. Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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,

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Wade in the Water
Wade in the Water Wade in the Water
arr. Rob Dietz - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Roll, Jordan, Roll
Roll, Jordan, Roll Roll, Jordan, Roll
arr. Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing

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

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Dry Bones
Dry Bones Dry Bones
arr. Mark Hayes - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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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I Can See the River Jordan
I Can See the River Jordan I Can See the River Jordan
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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All Night, All Day
All Night, All Day All Night, All Day
arr. Andy Beck - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

"...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

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Who's That Knockin'?
Who's That Knockin'? Who's That Knockin'?
Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Walk Together, Children
Walk Together, Children Walk Together, Children
arr. Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi - Alfred Music Publishing

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

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Wade in the Water
Wade in the Water Wade in the Water
arr. Mark Hayes - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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A Gospel Song of Peace
A Gospel Song of Peace A Gospel Song of Peace
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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My God Is a Rock
My God Is a Rock My God Is a Rock
arr. Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Glorious Peace
Glorious Peace Glorious Peace
John Parker & Patti Drennan - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

"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,

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (Traditional Spiritual)
arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Lift Up Your Voice!
Lift Up Your Voice! Lift Up Your Voice!
Victor C. Johnson - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Walk Together Children
Walk Together Children Walk Together Children
Robert DeCormier - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

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!"

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Worthy to Be Praised
Worthy to Be Praised Worthy to Be Praised
Byron J. Smith - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item
Opening rubato, this robust work soon breaks into a driving gospel feel that will raise the roof! If you're looking for an anthem that will give your congregation a rousing worship experience, this is... view details
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Battle of Jericho
Battle of Jericho Battle of Jericho
arr. Mark Hayes - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection Basic Library Item
You've heard the famous spiritual about Joshua's grand battle, but wait 'til you hear it in the hands of Mark Hayes! This famous story comes to life as a fun-filled musical adventure! The choral parts are so... view details
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Chatter with the Angels
Chatter with the Angels Chatter with the Angels
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing
Editors Choice Selection

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

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Steal Away
Steal Away Steal Away
Russell Robinson - Alfred Music Publishing

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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