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Various Arrangers: African American Spirituals

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Climbin' Up The MountainRussell RobinsonSATBPreview
Don't You Let Anybody Turn You AroundPhilip KernSSATB
Hush! Somebody's Calling My NameBrazeal DennardSATB
I Want To Be ReadyRoy Belfield, Jr.SATB
My Soul's Been Anchored in De' Lord Glenn JonesSATB
O Lord, Have MercyRoy L. Belfield, Jr.SATB
Take My Mother HomeCraig J. WestendorfSATB

From the Mark Foster catalog, "Take My Mother Home" is an especially pictorial and dramatic spiritual for Holy Week. Craig Westendorf has chosen an expressive melody to recall Christ's concern for His mother. It is direct and powerful without sentimentality. Sung a cappella with baritone soloist, the repetitive use of the word "nailin'" beneath the second verse is particularly effective. Take My Mother Home could be used within the context of the passion reading by liturgical churches and is also suitable for Lent or Holy Week. All congregations will find this poignant and unique anthem to be a dramatic and moving addition to worship. A tremendously joyful anthem about "kingdom come"! Roy Belfield has artfully arranged this light and bouncy spiritual, "I Want To Be Raedy," with wonderful interplay between voices. Optional solos give soprano and/or tenor stars a chance to shine, and a middle section split between four-part women and four-part men gives each section a chance to really show what they've got! I Want to Be Ready has contagious energy, and such a wonderful picture of heaven-what unbridled happiness when we "walk in Jerusalem just like John." "Climbin' Up The Mountain," is newly arranged by Russell Robinson in a robust a cappella setting with solo opportunities. With its repetitive sections, this piece is not difficult; however, with the exciting key change and strong ending, the singer and listener are captured by the sound and energy of this great arrangement. This unusual, traditional spiritual is not often found. Phil Kern has arranged this exciting, version on "Don't Let Nobody Turn You" which makes its mark with a driving, hushed energy, fantastic solo lines and an ending that will set your audience on fire. This arrangement is smart, musically exciting and fresh. Also included in this package are "Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name," "My Soul's Been Anchored In De Lord," and "Take My Mother Home."

Item code: 9297B | Sheet Music | $10.95 |add item to cart
Gospel | A Cappella | SATB | 57 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10
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