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Rollo Dilworth

Born: 1970. Living in: United States

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 : Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow : Voicetrax CD : 884088882792 : 00116786

Rollo Dilworth : Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow

The 6/8 meter supported by a djembe gives this spiritual a feeling of momentum that is fresh and contemporary. The gospel harmonies and voice parts are well-crafted for middle school choirs. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:40.

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2234p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : All I Want for Christmas : Showtrax CD : 884088222710 : 08748463

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.

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2409p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Rollo Dilworth : Two Tigers : Showtrax CD : 884088365844 : 08552181

Rollo Dilworth : Two Tigers

Based on a Chinese folk song, here is a delightful mixture of Mandarin and English, of original material and folk music, all with a clever incorporation of the tune Frerť Jacques. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:45.

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2497p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : A New Life : Showtrax CD : 884088348779 : 08621680

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.

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2680p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 | With Piano


Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple : Showtrax CD : 884088238513 : 08621586

Rollo Dilworth : The Color Purple

The Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel The Color Purple offers a powerful and life-affirming gospel score. Beginning quietly, this song builds steadily into the uplifting show finale: Look what God has done. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:00.

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2756p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 | With Piano


Rollo Dilworth : America, the Beautiful : Showtrax CD : 884088135119 : 08746842

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.

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4249p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Rollo Dilworth : Joy in My Heart : Voicetrax CD : 884088072346 : 08551900

Rollo Dilworth : Joy in My Heart

This setting of traditional spirituals is a great confidence builder for young choirs. Bluesy harmonies, a powerful gospel accompaniment and a positive message make it a superb concert showcase!Available separately: 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.

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4498p | Voicetrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : John Henry : Voicetrax CD : 884088150266 : 08551979

Rollo Dilworth : John Henry

Jazz harmonies infuse this powerful and dramatic telling of the legend of John Henry. Your singers will really respond and will give you're their all, just like John Henry did so long ago. Level 2.Available separately: 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40.

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4515p | Voicetrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name : Voicetrax CD : 884088569730 : 08552359

Rollo Dilworth : Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name

Introduce your young treble choir to this glorious spiritual with this well-crafted and expressive setting with its steady, walking bass line, gospel harmonies and haunting vocal effects. Powerful words and and a powerful message! Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:00.

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4584p | Voicetrax CD | $19.95


Rollo Dilworth : Serve the Lord with Gladness : Choirtrax CD : 884088882754 : 00116782

Rollo Dilworth : Serve the Lord with Gladness

Uses: General, Thanksgiving Scripture: Psalm 100; Psalm 106:1-3 Drawing its text from Psalm 100 and incorporating the Doxology, this majestic setting is an exceptional choice for combined choirs and festival performances. Whether performed with keyboard or the optional brass and timpani, the jubilant sounds of praise will inspire. Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD. Score and parts (tpt 1-2, tbn 1-2, timp, rhythm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 3:35.

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4607p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : Soon and Very Soon : Choirtrax CD : 888680031947 : 00138521

Rollo Dilworth : Soon and Very Soon

Uses: General, Heaven Scripture: Revelation 21:4 No sitting still on this one! Rollo Dilworth has created a winner with his arrangement of this perennial favorite. Your choir and congregation will be captivated by the insistent and building rhythm of this rousing anthem. Parts for bass and drums available as a digital download.

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Performed by Andrať Crouch | 4608p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : Invocation : Choirtrax CD : 888680060244 : 00144020

Rollo Dilworth : Invocation

Uses: General, Call to Worship, Introit, Concert Scripture: Psalm 17:5-7; Psalm 102; John 22:26-29 Here's a gospel-styled choral with a highly original voice. Parallel harmonic movement and earthy harmonies provide great impact as the choir sings, Send us Your love, let it rain from above. Dramatic and primal, this brief, yet effective song is a welcome call to worship in sanctuaries and an excellent opener in concert halls. Highly recommended! Instrumental parts (b, dm) available as a digital download. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.

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4609p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : Jesus, What a Wonderful Child : Choirtrax CD : 888680064297 : 00144979

Rollo Dilworth : Jesus, What a Wonderful Child

Uses: Christmas, Concert, Youth Choir Scripture: Matthew 2:1-2; Luke 2:1-14 Rollo Dilworth's exciting arrangement of this gospel favorite is an exuberant celebration of the birth of Jesus, our Savior and King. Now available for SAB choirs, this driving, energetic anthem is full of spirit and joy! It will stand on its own with piano only, or add some sparkle with the optional trumpets and rhythm section. A tried and true winner! Instrumental parts (tpt 1-3, b, dm/perc) available as a Printed Edition or as a digital download. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.ˇ ˇ ˇˇ

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4610p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : Shenandoah : Showtrax CD : 884088471071 : 08552227

Rollo Dilworth : Shenandoah

The traditional American folksong in a fresh new gospel flavored interpretation with bluesy harmonies and an irresistible rhythmic groove will be an expressive choice for all types of concerts! Available separately: SATB, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:00.

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4611p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : The Rhythm of My Soul : Showtrax CD : 073999642445 : 08564244

Rollo Dilworth : The Rhythm of My Soul

Rollo Dilworth and John Jacobson have teamed up for this fantastic new original. The rhythmic accompaniment propels the message of the Freedom Train to a great finish. The rhythm of my soul goes on and on and on! Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.Available separately: 2-Part and ShowTrax CD.

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4612p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : Hallelujah, Get on Board : Showtrax CD : 073999750157 : 08744559

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.

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4613p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : Shine on Me : Showtrax CD : 073999446265 : 08744626

Rollo Dilworth : Shine on Me

Now available with an Instrumental Pak and ShowTrax CD, this traditional spiritual is set in an easy gospel swing with three partner-style melodies that all combine in the final chorus for an audience-pleasing finish! Super easy to learn and lots of fun to sing, it's great for choirs of all levels! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, TBB, 2-Part, Combo parts (tpt 1-2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm), ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:40.

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4614p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : I Dream a World : Voicetrax CD : 884088076764 : 08745614

Rollo Dilworth : I Dream a World

A poem by Langston Hughes forms the lyric framework for this 3-part setting. Begnning with a joyous gospel opening with three layered vocal parts, the work unfolds into a powerful affirmation of the human spirit.Available separately: 3-Part Treble, Instrumental ePak (parts for Alto Sax, Trumpet 1 & 2, Electric Bass, Drums, Violin 1 & 2, Viola and Cello) and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20

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4615p | Voicetrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : Wake the Jubilation! : Choirtrax CD : 884088126506 : 08745810

Rollo Dilworth : Wake the Jubilation!

An original gospel spiritual for Easter from Rollo Dilworth paired with Christ the Lord is Risen Today. The percussive piano accompaniment and rhythm section make this anthem dance with joy. Put a smile on everyone's face Easter morning with this exuberantly high-energy anthem! Performance Time: Approx. 4:05.Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD and Instrumental ePak (Parts for Guitar, Bass and Drums)

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4616p | Choirtrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : Jesus Rose! : Choirtrax CD : 884088133795 : 08745975

Rollo Dilworth : Jesus Rose!

An original rousing spiritual from Rollo Dilworth that proclaims the power of Christ's resurrection to save us all. Full of rhythmic drive, yet accessible, with an effective vocal stack-up before the final verse. This anthem may be used for Easter, Eastertide or Ascension Sunday (Jesus went up to Glory where He reigns). Performance Time: Approx. 3:10

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4617p | Choirtrax CD | $22.95


Rollo Dilworth : Ride On, King Jesus : Choirtrax CD : 884088147143 : 08747123

Rollo Dilworth : Ride On, King Jesus

Moses Hogan's contemporary settings of spirituals have been revered by audiences and praised by critics worldwide. Rollo Dilworth has adapted and arranged some of Hogan's best works in this collection for SATB choir and piano and strings. Songs include: Good News, the Chariot's Comin', Stand By Me, Do Lord, I Stood on the River of Jordan, and Ride On, King Jesus. Instrumental ePak includes obbligato parts for Flute, Violin, Cello and String Bass. ChoirTrax CD, Preview CD and Preview CD Pak also available.

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4618p | Choirtrax CD | $69.95


Rollo Dilworth : Thankful : Choirtrax CD : 884088238629 : 08748679

Rollo Dilworth : Thankful

From Josh Groban's mega-album Noel, this inspiring song is a gift for all seasons! The positive message and full choral harmonies are especially appropriate for graduation and other special events. It's up to us, to be the change, and even though this world can still do so much more, there's so much to be thankful for.

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Performed by Josh Groban | 4619p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : I Want Jesus to Walk with Me : Choirtrax CD : 884088238681 : 08748690

Rollo Dilworth : I Want Jesus to Walk with Me

Here is a dramatic setting of the classic spiritual that will uphold the traditions of the style and enrich the experience of the singers and listeners. Your choir will display the full range of their vocal skill, creating a powerful audience reaction. With optional clarinet or soprano sax, rhythm and horns. Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (cl/ssx, tpt, tbn, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:15.

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4620p | Choirtrax CD | $24.95


Rollo Dilworth : Pretty Little Baby : Choirtrax CD : 884088566401 : 08753162

Rollo Dilworth : Pretty Little Baby

Celebrate the birth of the Christ Child with this driving and soulful arrangement by Rollo Dilworth. Sing along with the outstanding ChoirTrax or put a rhythm section together for a live worship experience. Available separately: SATB, ChoirTrax CD. Rhythm parts (pno/gtr, b, dm) available as a digital download. Duration: ca. 3:45.

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Performed by James Cleveland | 4621p | Choirtrax CD | $26.95


Rollo Dilworth : Everlasting Melody : Showtrax CD : 073999920802 : 08551345

Rollo Dilworth : Everlasting Melody

This gospel-style original will set every toe tapping and fill every heart with harmony. Well-written vocal and piano parts ensure success! Available: SATB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

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5166p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


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