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
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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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This Lloyd Larson arrangement takes a fresh look at this great spiritual. Scored for piano, hand drum and acoustic bass, this arrangement includes text not often associated with the spiritual and makes it
Opening with "Keep your lamps trimmed and burning!" as a dramatic rubato statement, this incredibly creative arrangement then kicks into a driving, rhythmically intense feel that never lets up! A most
This arrangement by one of America's leading arrangers of spirituals captures the pain of this world while celebrating the hope of the life yet to come. Though slow in tempo, it has a strength, energy and
Larry Shackley treats the timeless spiritual with an infectious gospel-swing style in this delightfully accessible piece for use throughout the year. Passages of call and response create a colorful
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
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
This spiritual tells the story of Moses leading the Israelites to safety through the parted waters of the Red Sea. This arrangement, set in a flowing 6/8 meter, features gospel and jazz style harmonies in
Here's a great setting for younger jazz bands of this favorite! After a slow, six-measure chorale introduction, it breaks into a bluesy style that leads to an all-out gospel rock feel. Highlights include a
Arnold Sherman is one of the most highly regarded musicians and arrangers of his generation. This clever rhythmic rendition of the traditional spiritual is arranged for 3-5 octave handbells and filled with
Blues nuances and stylized vocals that are easy to master and great fun to sing characterize this dynamic arrangement of this traditional spiritual. Great for school or church, it includes optional solos
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