This a tone poem for string orchestra and narrator that tells the story of a slave escaping to freedom via the underground railroad through words and music. It uses the melodies Swing Low; Follow
Freedom Rhapsody is a set of brief variations, based on the spiritual Follow the Drinking Gourd. There are four sections to the composition, marked The Yearning to Be Free;
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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The African-American Spiritual that was used as a code song that fugitive slaves used to communicate when fleeing Maryland has now been freshly arranged for Flute Choir (2 Flutes, Alto Flute, Bass Flute)
The African-American Spiritual that was used as a code song that fugitive slaves used to communicate when fleeing Maryland has now been freshly arranged for Saxophone Quartet (Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor
The African-American Spiritual that was used as a code song that fugitive slaves used to communicate when fleeing Maryland has now been freshly arranged for Woodwind Quartet (Flute, Oboe, Bb-Clarinet,
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 well-known spiritual is carefully adapted in this lovely new work that features approachable and expressive choral harmonies. The optional solo and the ability to perform this piece a cappella, with
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
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
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
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