This is an incredibly dynamic newly-composed spiritual with a rhythmic drive that is true to the spiritual and gospel style. This would make a fantastic concert closer for any performance.
Trouble the Water combines three well-loved spirituals: Wade in the Water, I Wanna Die Easy, and Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel to create an incredibly effective and dynamic work. All of
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Alice Parker has created a setting of this beautiful American song that is simple, authentic, and warm. A good chance to feature a soloist, with accompanimental choral parts beneath.
This setting of We Shall Overcome, a key anthem of the civil rights movement is both dynamic and well crafted. Great attention has been paid to the construction of the vocals, which throughout the work act
This beautiful arrangement marries the traditional African-American spiritual melody of Steal Away with a quasi-improvisational ostinato accompaniment over a wonderfully written solo/group part. Suitable
This arrangement of Travelin' Shoes is a driving and unique interpretation. Excellent vocal construction makes for vocal lines that are fun to sing, highly achievable, and will be a dramatic
The first movement from Averitt's collection of four American shape note folk songs and hymns. Though presented traditionally both melodically and harmonically in the choral lines, the four hand piano
The second movement from Averitt's collection of four American shape note folk songs and hymns. This upbeat rendition of the American folk hymn features a dynamic four hand piano accompaniment that sets a
This third movement from Averitt's collection of American shape note folk songs and hymns is Let Me Go. Presented in an a cappella setting that retains the style and traditional open harmonic
The fourth and final movement from Averitt's collection of American shape note folk songs and hymns. This setting is presented with a festival style four hand piano accompaniment that establishes a fast and
Freshly arranged, this a cappella setting of the well-known spiritual presents a rhythmic harmonization in an upbeat texture that will appeal to better choirs. The integrity of the spiritual is upheld,
This lesser-known spiritual has a theme of resilience and home presented chorally in a call and response format. With considerable flexibility for improvisation, inflections and note bending by the chorus,
An extended introduction hints at the excitement to come with melodic fragments and original material that erupt into a rhythmic and driving setting of this well-loved Spiritual. Fun to sing, with
This joyful American song speaks of how we will "all rise together" in the morning, reflecting on the idea of leaving the troubles of the world to embark on a better day. The hopeful text and cheerful
A thoughtful and simply constructed arrangement of this well-known spiritual that highlights the historical integrity of the song. A sense of urgency is apparent through the build-up of textures and
Stacey Gibbs' setting of My God Is a Rock is dynamic and challenging while still upholding the authenticity of the spiritual. Texturally captivating and unique in its construction, it features two
The traditional text of this powerful spiritual is set to a new tune in this innovative arrangement which combines 4/4 and 12/8 meters. Feelings of great longing and desperation in the text are expressed
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