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Rollo Dilworth

Rollo Dilworth is assistant professor of music, director of the bachelor of music education program, and director of the choral program at North Park University, Chicago, IL, where he has taught since 1996. In 2003 the University honored him with the 2003 Zenos Hawkinson Award for Teaching and Campus Leadership. Dilworth has a bachelor of science in music education from Case Western Reserve University; a M.Ed. from University of Missouri-St. Louis; and a D.M.A. from Northwestern University.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dilworth serves as conductor of the North Park University Gospel Choir and the University Choir. He is an oft-published composer of choral music, with emphasis in the areas of spirituals and gospel inspired works.

He is an award-winning composer and his work has taken him to the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. In addition to his research in African-American music, he also serves as Minister of Music at Martin Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Chicago.

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Rollo Dilworth : Choir Builders for Growing Voices 2 : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : Rollo Dilworth  : 884088960469 : 1480364126 : 00123577

Rollo Dilworth : Choir Builders for Growing Voices 2

This second volume of the popular Choir Builders for Growing Voices series offers 24 MORE warm-ups and workouts for teaching proper vocal technique to young voices! These fun and original reproducible exercises will continue to get your students' growing voices on the right track to producing a quality sound. Strengthen phrasing and breath control, use dynamic expression, enhance independent and harmonic singing, perform accurate articulations, head voice "sighs," swing eighths and syncopation patterns, proper diction and rhythm accuracy, and much more with these wonderful exercises for young voices. Sing along with the demonstration tracks on the enclosed CD for quick learning, or use the accompaniment-only tracks for ear training and assessment options. Twelve of the exercises also offer optional Orff and percussion accompaniment parts. Get ready for more of a workout to a better sounding choir!

Songlist: Autumn Breeze, Celebrate Peace!, Chimes In Three Quarter Time, Hide And Seek, Hurry Up!, Jazzin' It Up!, Let's Rock And Roll, A Little Latin Scattin', Music In The Air, Nature Sings, Off The Beaten Path, A Patriot's March, Raindrops, A Seasonal Blues, Shine Your Light, Shining Stars, A Solfege Show, A Star In The Night, Time For Celebration!, Together As One, Walkin' In Blues Country, Watching The Sky, Winter Mix, A Winter's Dream

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4112b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


Rollo Dilworth : Choir Builders - Fundamental Vocal Techniques : 01 Book & 1 CD : Rollo Dilworth  : 073999709131 : 1423425235 : 09970913

Rollo Dilworth : Choir Builders - Fundamental Vocal Techniques

Have fun with your choral warm-ups! With this collection of fifty-four inventive and educational songs and exercises, your choir will beg for more. Start out with the unison pieces and "build" to the more challenging exercises for 2-part, 3-part or 4-part treble or mixed voices. Use the demonstration CD for quick learning or sing along with the recording to have hands-free, portable warm-ups at your fingertips every day. Developed and composed by the award-winning choral composer and master teacher, Rollo Dilworth, Choir Builders will prove to be a "fun"damental way of improving and sustaining a quality choral sound with your performance groups.

Songlist: Preparation, Posture Perfect, Rhythm Calisthenics, Unison Building Songs and Exercises, Syncopation sound, Long Phrases, Unison (Opt. 2 Part) Exercises, 2 Part Treble Building Songs and Exercises, The Growing Phrase, Intervallic Expansion, 3 or 4 Part Building Songs and Exercises, Scale into Harmony, Scale with pedal points

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6435b | Book & 1 CD | $29.95


Rollo Dilworth : Spirituals for Mixed Voices Vol 1 : SATB divisi : Sheet Music : Rollo Dilworth

Rollo Dilworth : Spirituals for Mixed Voices Vol 1

Opening with a slow rendition of 'Get on Board Little Children,' 'De Gospel Train' quickly picks up steam arriving at a memorable final chorus. Building from an opening ostinato to a rousing finish, 'Since I Laid My Burdens Down' can be performed a cappella or accompanied. Dilworth pays homage to Moses Hogan in his powerhouse, 'Jeremiah's Fire.' A tambourine drives the rhythm as the fiery vocals build to a breathtaking ending. Spectacular! Enjoy the challenge and reward of this contemporary setting of the traditional spiritual 'Sistah Mary' with its vibrant rhythms and fresh harmonization. An exciting and dramatic setting of the traditional spiritual "Roll, Jordan, Roll!", this substantial work is brimming with brilliance and virtuosity for choirs up to the challenge!

Songlist: Jeremiah's Fire!, De Gospel Train, Since I Laid My Burdens Down, Sistah Mary, Roll, Jordan, Roll!

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9519b | Sheet Music | $8.50 | A Cappella


Rollo Dilworth and Emily Crocker : Choir Builders for Growing Voices : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : Rollo Dilworth  : 884088456573 : 1423488288 : 09971400

Rollo Dilworth and Emily Crocker : Choir Builders for Growing Voices

When do you start teaching proper vocal technique to young voices? RIGHT NOW! Here are 19 fun and original exercises that will get your students' growing voices on the right track to producing a quality sound. Posture, breathing, flexibility, range of voice and more are all addressed in these wonderful exercises for young voices. Sing along with the demonstration tracks on the enclosed CD for quick learning, or use the accompaniment-only tracks for ear training and assessment options. Get ready to workout to a better sounding choir! Available: Book/CD (with reproducible pages). Suggested for grades 3-8.

Songlist: All Nations, Sing!, Articulate!, At The Market, A Celtic Interlude, A December Scene, Diction Warm-Up, The Giant And The Flea, Happy At Home, Hey You! Who Me?, I Will Sing This Song For You, Individuality, Interval Training, The Magic Of Music, Phineas The Frog, Rock And Roll Rhythms, Stand Up To Sing, Tune Your Voices, Unity Song

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8733b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


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Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Songbook & 1 CD : 00277045 : 888680748210

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Aroundnew

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00277045


America, the Dream : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00254529 : 888680721527

Rollo Dilworth : America, the Dreamnew

Written as a celebration of singing for racial and social justice this powerful work sets the 11th stanza of the Langston Hughes poem Freedom's Plow. Opening with a quote from America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee), the listener is reminded of one of America's most important ideals - freedom. This work serves as a prequel to Rollo's 2009 setting of the poem's 12th and final stanza, also entitled Freedom's Plow (00114463). The two pieces can be performed separately or as a set.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254529


I Sing Because I'm Happy : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00263948 : 888680729783

Rollo Dilworth : I Sing Because I'm Happynew

Now available for treble voices! Adapted from the gospel-style interpretation of the hymn, His Eye Is on the Sparrow, originally performed and recorded by the Georgia Mass Choir, this setting is an inspirational choice for gospel, church and concert choirs.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00263948


Let Me Fly : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00255608 : 888680722784

Rollo Dilworth : Let Me Flynew

In the traditional spiritual Let Me Fly, the chariot is presented as a symbol of freedom. This creative setting, now available for SATB voices, offers lots of opportunities for musical growth and expression with its steady marching accompaniment, interesting harmonies, strophic variation and well-crafted and accessible vocals.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00255608


Nine Hundred Miles : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00254540 : 888680721558

Rollo Dilworth : Nine Hundred Milesnew

Of the many genres of the American folk song traditions, the work song and the railroad song are two of the most common. These were often sung during times of travel as a means of passing time but also as a means of lifting spirits. This example offers hope along with a solid example of the style so important in American folk song history.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254540


Rock De Cradle Mary : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00267930 : 888680735579

Rollo Dilworth : Rock De Cradle Marynew

This contemporary composition enhances the original lined-spiritual with great rhythmic drive, text painting and lush harmonies. It is a great addition to Christmas literature, though it could easily find its way into programs year-round.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00267930


The Colorado Trail : TB : Rollo Dilworth : 00255605 : 888680722753

Rollo Dilworth : The Colorado Trailnew

The Colorado Trail is an American cowboy song and it is a real trail stretching from Denver, through the Rocky Mountains, and ending near the town of Durango. If you travel this trail from beginning to end it requires strength and perseverance and the travelers will be weary by the time they reach the end. All of these conditions are reflected in the beautiful word painting of this arrangement.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00255605


The Colorado Trail : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00255607 : 888680722777

Rollo Dilworth : The Colorado Trailnew

The Colorado Trail is an Americancowboy song and it is a real trail stretching from Denver, through the Rocky Mountains, and ending near the town of Durango. If you travel this trail from beginning to end it requires strength and perseverance and the travelers will be weary by the time they reach the end. All of these conditions are reflected in the beautiful word painting of this arrangement.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00255607


The Soul of a Butterfly : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00254542 : 888680721572

Rollo Dilworth : The Soul of a Butterflynew

Exploring the essence of the butterfly and its impact on nature, the tonalities shift with each passing phrase in the music. Consequently, each line of the text has its own character. This inspired text painting encourages singers to explore vocal colors to support the delivery of the text.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254542


When Dreams Take Flight : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00254541 : 888680721565

Rollo Dilworth : When Dreams Take Flightnew

Based on the poem Dreams by Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the first African-American poets to gain national prominence and recognition. Singing of the power of dreams and when they do they take all of us, singers and listeners, to higher heights of hope and inspiration.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254541


When the Train Comes Along : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00254533 : 888680721541

Rollo Dilworth : When the Train Comes Alongnew

Combing two African-American spirituals - When the Train Comes Along and The Gospel Train - with additional lyrics by the composer, this song is exactly what we have come to expect from Rollo Dilworth. A great piano accompaniment, vocal ranges that are totally appropriate, dynamic and creative choral writing, and plenty of room for style and emotions.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00254533


A Dreamer's Creed : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08743873 : 073999438734

Rollo Dilworth : A Dreamer's Creed

With lyrics taken from the motto of a Chicago school, this new gospel-style original from Rollo Dilworth reminds us that We believe in the creation of inspired lives.Available separately: SATB only. Performance time: Approx. 3:15.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743873


A New Life : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Frank Wildhorn : Jekyll & Hyde : Sheet Music : 02501362 : 884088348755

Rollo Dilworth : A New Life

This extraordinarily beautiful song will create a shimmering moment in performance. Ideal for graduation and many other concert occasions, your singers will shine! Available separately: SATB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (pno, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:30.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Frank Wildhorn | Lyricist: Steve Cuden | Musical: Jekyll & Hyde

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501362 | Showtrax CD Available


A New Life : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Frank Wildhorn : Jekyll & Hyde : Sheet Music : 02501363 : 884088348762

Rollo Dilworth : A New Life

This extraordinarily beautiful song will create a shimmering moment in performance. Ideal for graduation and many other concert occasions, your singers will shine! Available separately: SATB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (pno, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:30.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Frank Wildhorn | Lyricist: Steve Cuden | Musical: Jekyll & Hyde

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 02501363 | Showtrax CD Available


A Symphony of the Heart : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08749825 : 884088327781

Rollo Dilworth : A Symphony of the Heart

This secular work has a wonderful gospel flavored harmonic treatment and a powerful message of unity and peace. With easy call and response style harmonies and a final building chorus of over and over and over and over, your singers will add their voices to the imagining of the world as a new symphony. Duration: ca. 3:15.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749825


Ain't A That Good News : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08745357 : 884088061036

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't A That Good News

This well-known spiritual of assurance with its slow gospel tempo and underlying pulsating drive is full of heartfelt emotion and soul. This accessible anthem written primarily in two-parts will be uplifting to both your choir and congregation and the optional vocal stack at the end brings it all home. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745357


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00114508 : 884088874407

Rollo Dilworth : Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

This Freedom Song was sung as an anthem of protest during the Civil Rights Movement to spread the message of faith, determination and perseverance of the people who sang them. The composer has combined this with original music to the words of the Langston Hughes poem Words Like Freedom to create a wonderful showcase for treble voices.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114508


All I Want for Christmas : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08748460 : 884088222680

Rollo Dilworth : All I Want for Christmas

Peace, love, hope and the joy that comes from music that heals the heart and spirit - these are the true gifts of Christmas. This uplifting gospel-flavored song was premiered at the Deck the Hall Christmas Festival at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago and arranged for choir by Rollo Dilworth. A perfect concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748460 | Showtrax CD Available


All I Want for Christmas : SAB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08748461 : 884088222697

Rollo Dilworth : All I Want for Christmas

Peace, love, hope and the joy that comes from music that heals the heart and spirit - these are the true gifts of Christmas. This uplifting gospel-flavored song was premiered at the Deck the Hall Christmas Festival at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago and arranged for choir by Rollo Dilworth. A perfect concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748461 | Showtrax CD Available


All I Want for Christmas : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08748462 : 884088222703

Rollo Dilworth : All I Want for Christmas

Peace, love, hope and the joy that comes from music that heals the heart and spirit - these are the true gifts of Christmas. This uplifting gospel-flavored song was premiered at the Deck the Hall Christmas Festival at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago and arranged for choir by Rollo Dilworth. A perfect concert closer! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748462 | Showtrax CD Available


America, The Beautiful : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Samuel A. Ward : Sheet Music : 08746838 : 884088135072

Rollo Dilworth : America, The Beautiful

Prepare to be moved! Set in a soulful gospel style, this setting of the American classic is guaranteed to lift hearts, minds and spirits! Incorporating a snippet of My Country 'Tis of Thee, the full choral harmonies and powerful gospel accompaniment will bring your audience to its feet! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (p, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Samuel A. Ward

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746838 | Showtrax CD Available


America, The Beautiful : SAB : Rollo Dilworth : Samuel A. Ward : Sheet Music : 08746839 : 884088135089

Rollo Dilworth : America, The Beautiful

Prepare to be moved! Set in a soulful gospel style, this setting of the American classic is guaranteed to lift hearts, minds and spirits! Incorporating a snippet of My Country 'Tis of Thee, the full choral harmonies and powerful gospel accompaniment will bring your audience to its feet! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (p, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Samuel A. Ward

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746839 | Showtrax CD Available


America, The Beautiful : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Samuel A. Ward : Sheet Music : 08746840 : 884088135096

Rollo Dilworth : America, The Beautiful

Prepare to be moved! Set in a soulful gospel style, this setting of the American classic is guaranteed to lift hearts, minds and spirits! Incorporating a snippet of My Country 'Tis of Thee, the full choral harmonies and powerful gospel accompaniment will bring your audience to its feet! Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (p, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Composer: Samuel A. Ward

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746840 | Showtrax CD Available


An Old Irish Blessing : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 50600466 : 888680105013 : 149505604X

Rollo Dilworth : An Old Irish Blessing

With lyricism and sonority, this is the perfect concert closer or graduation song, easily-learned and yet full and lush with immaculate craftsmanship.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600466


Celebrai : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 50600670 : 888680637156 : 149507207X

Rollo Dilworth : Celebrai

With a Portuguese text and rhythms in the popular Brazilian groove known as Capoeira, this song of celebration begins with all voice parts emulating rhythm instruments. If all goes well, a dance just might break out in the auditorium during the performance.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Brazil

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50600670


Climbin' Up the Mountain, Children! : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08745954 : 884088133146

Rollo Dilworth : Climbin' Up the Mountain, Children!

This arrangement of the traditional spiritual is set in a style that includes elements of both the spiritual and gospel genres. It uses modulation and word painting to evoke the concept of climbing the mountain.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed and 3-Part Treble. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745954


Climbin' Up the Mountain, Children! : 3-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08745955 : 884088133153

Rollo Dilworth : Climbin' Up the Mountain, Children!

This arrangement of the traditional spiritual is set in a style that includes elements of both the spiritual and gospel genres. It uses modulation and word painting to evoke the concept of climbing the mountain.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed and 3-Part Treble. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745955


Courage, My Soul : SATB divisi : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00215270 : 888680664398

Rollo Dilworth : Courage, My Soul

The famous text of Charles A. Tindley's hymn The Storm Is Passing Over forms the lyric framework for this powerful setting marked by sturdy gospel harmonies, a confident piano accompaniment and strong vocal articulation.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00215270


Courage, My Soul : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00215272 : 888680664404

Rollo Dilworth : Courage, My Soul

The famous text of Charles A. Tindley's hymn The Storm Is Passing Over forms the lyric framework for this powerful setting marked by sturdy gospel harmonies, a confident piano accompaniment and strong vocal articulation.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00215272


Daniel : SATB Divisi : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08752946 : 884088557683

Rollo Dilworth : Daniel

Based on two African American spirituals with additional words and music by the composer, this is a fantastic concert closer! Building from a layered unaccompanied opening section, the music builds into a driving gospel rhythm with piano, bass and percussion, punctuated by cries of Dan-i-el! Powerful! Duration: ca. 4:30.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752946


Deep River : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08748854 : 884088241841

Rollo Dilworth : Deep River

H.T. Burleigh's classic spiritual arrangement in an adaptation for 2-part treble voices is a perfect selection for teaching phrasing, dynamics and style. An expressive and reflective choice for festival and competition use. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748854


Didn't It Rain : SSATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711568 : 884088646004

Rollo Dilworth : Didn't It Rain

Based on the traditional African American spiritual, this setting depicts the story of Noah and the flood. After the baritone soloist introduces the chorus of the spiritual, the SSATB choir responds with a harmonized version. The audience gets the opportunity to participate in this gospel-style arrangement by making percussive rain sounds during the 2-measure breaks of the closing section. Rhythm/Trumpets parts available as a digital download (tpt 1-3, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:30.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711568


Down by the Riverside : 3-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154173 : 888680098643

Rollo Dilworth : Down by the Riverside

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154173


Down by the Riverside : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154174 : 888680098650

Rollo Dilworth : Down by the Riverside

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154174


Dream of Freedom : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00215277 : 888680664411

Rollo Dilworth : Dream of Freedom

Original music to a text by Langston Hughes combine with the old spiritual Oh, Freedom to create a gospel showcase for young singers that will build vocal and performance skills through the message of freedom for all. Perfect for honor choirs, MLK concerts and many other types of programs.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00215277


Duond Akuru : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711381 : 073999113815

Rollo Dilworth : Duond Akuru

This latest selection from the Henry Leck Creating Choral Artistry series was debuted by the ACDA Junior High Honor Choir in February 2003. Based on the Kenyan phrase for the voice of the dove this composition combines the imagery of the African landscape and its musical essence. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711381


Duond Akuru : SAB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711383 : 073999113839

Rollo Dilworth : Duond Akuru

This latest selection from the Henry Leck Creating Choral Artistry series will be debuted by the ACDA Junior High Honor Choir in February. Based on the Kenyan phrase for the voice of the dove this composition combines the imagery of the African landscape and its musical essence. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711383


Duond Akuru : SSAA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711387 : 073999113877

Rollo Dilworth : Duond Akuru

This latest selection from the Henry Leck Creating Choral Artistry series will be debuted by the ACDA Junior High Honor Choir in February. Based on the Kenyan phrase for "the voice of the dove" this composition combines the imagery of the African landscape and its musical essence. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40. Percussion instruments

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711387


Elijah Rock : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00125450 : 884088990909

Rollo Dilworth : Elijah Rock

Building on the heritage of the great arrangements of Hairston and Hogan, Rollo Dilworth creates his own unique approach in this setting for treble voices. Through layering of motivic material, and percussive effects in the lyrics, elements of jazz, blues and gospel music combine to great success in portraying Elijah's dramatic ascension into heaven.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125450


Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00215489 : 888680664695

Rollo Dilworth : Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit

Now available for mixed voices! This vibrant setting of the favorite spiritual will shine in performance with its crisp rhythms, call and response phrases and unexpected harmonic turns. Not to be missed!

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00215489


Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08752948 : 884088557706

Rollo Dilworth : Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit

This vibrant setting of the favorite spiritual for treble voices will shine in performance with its crisp rhythms, call and response phrases and unexpected harmonic turns. Not to be missed!

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
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| 08752948


Exsultate Justi : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08751309 : 884088483098

Rollo Dilworth : Exsultate Justi

This celebratory Latin text forms the framework for this gospel flavored work for young voices. The form of the music is ABA leading to a layered section that builds to a dynamic and forte conclusion. Excellent for contest, concert and festival performances! Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 08751309


Follow the Drinking Gourd : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08748736 : 884088239329

Rollo Dilworth : Follow the Drinking Gourd

The modal melodies, bluesy piano accompaniment, whispered warnings and layered percussion in this setting of the traditional spiritual create a mysterious atmosphere that dramatically tells the story of the Underground Railroad. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 08748736


Freedom Train : SSAA : Rollo Dilworth : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00215490 : 888680664701

Rollo Dilworth : Freedom Train

Now available for treble voices, written for the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Children's Choir, this jazz-infused gospel original was inspired by the great spirituals of the past. Marked by invigorating rhythms, bluesy melodies and full harmonies, this work makes a wonderful concert closer or mass-choir finale.

Composer: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
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| 00215490


Freedom's Plow : SATB Divisi : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00114463 : 884088872663

Rollo Dilworth : Freedom's Plow

Quotes of the beloved spiritual Hold On are combined with excerpts from Freedom's Plow by Langston Hughes in this powerful and dramatic work commissioned by the St. Louis Symphony. Themes of the struggle for liberty and justice throughout America and the world make this a magnificent concert closer for festival and community performances with keyboard, bass and drums or the optional orchestral accompaniment! Available separately: SATB divisi, Orchestra score and parts (fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt 1-3, tbn 1-2 (btbn), bells, perc 1-2, vn 1-2, va, vc, db). Duration: ca. 5:00.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB Divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114463


Good News, the Chariot's Comin' : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08748959 : 884088247829

Rollo Dilworth : Good News, the Chariot's Comin'

This well-known spiritual of assurance with its slow gospel tempo and underlying pulsating drive is full of heartfelt emotion and soul. This accessible anthem written primarily in two parts will be uplifting to both your choir and congregation, and the optional vocal stack at the end brings it all home. Available separately: SATB. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748959


Great Camp Meeting : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154141 : 888680098582

Rollo Dilworth : Great Camp Meeting

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
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| 00154141


Great Day! : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00114509 : 884088874582

Rollo Dilworth : Great Day!

Now available for mixed choirs! Call-and-response vocals, a gospel-inspired accompaniment and blues improvisations combine to create a spiritual setting that is a jubilant expression of joy for hoped-for freedom and social justice which is to come.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114509


Great Day! : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08703264 : 073999032642

Rollo Dilworth : Great Day!

Call-and-response vocals, a gospel-inspired accompaniment and blues improvisations combine to create a spiritual setting that is a jubilant expression of joy for hoped-for freedom and social justice which is to come. Available: 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 08703264


Hallelujah, Get on Board : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08744306 : 073999379341

Rollo Dilworth : Hallelujah, Get on Board

Two traditional spirituals, The Gospel Train and I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table, are combined in this new arrangement by Dilworth. The train-like piano accompaniment (or ShowTrax CD) propels the vocals to a rousing finish. Performance Time: Approx. 1:40.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744306 | Showtrax CD Available

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