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Elijah Rock

Traditional African American Spiritual

Originally Performed by Mahalia Jackson

"Elijah Rock" is a traditional spiritual. It bears some lyrical similarities to another spiritual, "Mary Don't You Weep."



Elijah Rock

Elijah Rock

This popular spiritual has been set many times and this arrangement takes a welcome place among those notable versions. Bridging the gap between artistry and accessibility, tune and text come to life with interesting vocal stylings and crafty rhythmic features. A great a cappella choice for choirs of every size!

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Hall Johnson : Spirituals : SATB : Sheet Music

Hall Johnson : Spirituals

Hall Johnson was a noted violinist, conductor and arranger of spirituals. The slave songs and spirituals that he heard his grandmother sing were a catalyst for him founding the Hall Johnson Choir in 1925. Here are 7 of his beautiful a cappella arrangements.

Songlist: Fix me, Jesus, Oh, Freedom!, I've Been Buked, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, When I Was Sinkin' Down, Ain't Got Time To Die, Elijah Rock

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Voicing: SATB | 9277b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | A Cappella


Jester Hairston : A Celebration Of His Life In Music : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Jester Hairston : 423057

Jester Hairston : A Celebration Of His Life In Music

A 48 page 9 x 12 SATB choral folio including many of this talented composer's spirituals plus a biography, photos and a list of published works.

Songlist: Elijah Rock, Let The Church Roll On , Angels Rolled De Stone Away , Poor Man Lazrus , Don't Be Weary Traveller , Great God A'Mighty , Amen , (Glossy book includes photos and bio)

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 1201b | Songbook | $23.98 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999437034 : 0634058444 : 08743703

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit

With a foreward by Andre Thomas, this collection of Moses Hogan spiritual arrangements is a welcome addition to any director's library and is a fitting tribute to to this great American composer and conductor. Includes: Ain't That Good News, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho), My Soul's Been Anchored in De Lord, Ride the Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace and 26 more.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Ain't That Good News, The Battle of Jericho, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Do Lord, Remember Me, Down By the Riverside, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, God's Gonna Set This World on Fire, Good News, the Chariot's Comin', Great Day, Hear My Prayer, I Can Tell the World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got a Robe, I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands on Me, I Stood on the River of Jordan, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, I Want to Be Ready, I Want to Thank You, Lord, I'm Gonna Sing 'til the Spirit Moves in My Heart, Jesus Lay Your Head in the Window, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn, Ride the Chariot, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Steal Away, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 2833b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Traditional Spirituals : SATB : Sheet Music : Moses Hogan

Moses Hogan : Traditional Spirituals

Moses Hogan's contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions, and other works have been enthusiastically accepted by audiences around the globe and have become staples in the repertoires of high school, college, church, community and professional choirs everywhere. Here is a taste of some of his best work.

Songlist: The Battle of Jericho, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, God's Gonna Set This World on Fire, I Want To Thank You, Lord, I'm Gonna Sing 'Til The Spirit Moves In My Heart, Old Time Religion

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Voicing: SATB | 3333b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing : Songbook & 2 CDs : Peter Hunt : 0193435490

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing

Choir directors will be delighted with Voiceworks, a superb resource for leaders of choral groups aged 11 to 14 ... This handbook covers all the areas a leader needs to know about. A detailed introduction is followed by sections on how to warm up the voice and rehearse. The section on boys' changing voices is particularly useful. The undoubted triumph of the publication is the very approachable material: 60 songs, from unison to four-part harmony.

Songlist: Abeeyo, Adio mama, Allunde, Amazing grace, Amen siakudumisa, Away in a manger, Azikatale, Baby one, Certainly, Lord, Chan mali chan, Da doo ron ron, Didn't my Lord deliver Danuel?, Doubletalk, Drumkit, Drunken sailor, Echo, Elijah Rock, Father, father goodbye, Gaudete, Glowing candle light, Good news!, Green trees, rocky road, Halle halle, halle, Hear the wind, Hepa hepa nay nay, Hey ungua, Hill an' gully rider, I'll fly away, In the bleak midwinter, John Kanaka, and more

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5565b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $53.45


Peter Hunt : A Handbook for Singing : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : Peter Hunt : 0193435497

Peter Hunt : A Handbook for Singing

Voiceworks is a magnificent resource for promoting good singing in pre-schools, schools, community choirs, adult choirs and everywhere that people sing. The Voiceworks books (complete with CDs) are packed with songs and ideas which are practical, motivating, and accessible. Voiceworks is a complete guide and support for anyone who encourages or teaches other people to sing well. Confidence and ability in singing are not age-related but experience-related, and the songs in this book have been sung by nine-year olds in school, and seventy-nine year olds at a village community Senior Citizens Club. This book will help your singers build the necessary skills to become more comfortable with their singing voice, thus, sounding worlds better.

Songlist: Section I: Unison, Two Welcome Songs, Abeeyo, Hey Ungua, Baby One, My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean, My Hat it Has Three Corners, Hepa Hepa Nay Nay, Green Trees Rocky Road, Oo a Lay Lay, Kye Kye Kule, Hill an' Gully Rider, Bring me Half a Hoe, Late a Come, Allunde, Section II: Into Parts, Drumkit, Train Rhythms, Vocal Graphics , Long and Short Loud and Quiet, Echo , Doubletalk, Vocalise, Drunken Sailor, Saints Go Marching in, Three Native American Chants, The Factory Girl, Glowing Candle Light, Old Molly Hare, Oh Won't You Sit Down?, and more

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9553b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $69.95


Various Arrangers : A Cappella! Volume 3 : SSA : Songbook : cge293

Various Arrangers : A Cappella! Volume 3

Volume III in the popular A Cappella! series features nine concert and festival selections for young and developing SSA choirs from creative writers Amy F. Bernon, Victor C. Johnson and Ruth Elaine Schram. The Choral Edition, ideal for use as a judge's copy or for your singers. Comprised of one spiritual arrangement, three folk song arrangements and five original selections in a variety of styles, this collection is an exceptional value and a great resource for your music library.

Songlist: Lift Your Voice in Joyful Song! , Skye Boat Song, Kol Dodi, Sanctus, Elijah Rock, The Full Heart, A Couple Old Men, Said the Rain, Miserere Nobis

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Voicing: SSA | 4580b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Elijah Rock : SAB : Dave Perry : Songbook : 00-23698 : 038081236643

Dave Perry : Elijah Rock

Youth choirs and adults alike with love this energetic "swing style" setting of the popular traditional spiritual, "Elijah Rock," by Dave and Jean Perry. Lots of unison singing and call-and-response make this easy to teach, while colorful blues harmonies, scat singing and finger snaps add to the fun! Also included are musical references to "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Rock-A My Soul." The easy brass and rhythm parts are a great addition. For worship throughout the year, especially Lent, Reformation and Transfiguration, also great for school concerts! Available in 2 voicings.

Arranger: Dave Perry

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-23698


Elijah Rock : 2-Part : Jean Perry : Sheet Music : 00-23699 : 038081236650

Jean Perry : Elijah Rock

Youth choirs and adults alike with love this energetic "swing style" setting of the popular traditional spiritual, "Elijah Rock," by Dave and Jean Perry. Lots of unison singing and call-and-response make this easy to teach, while colorful blues harmonies, scat singing and finger snaps add to the fun! Also included are musical references to "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Rock-A My Soul." The easy brass and rhythm parts are a great addition. For worship throughout the year, especially Lent, Reformation and Transfiguration, also great for school concerts! Available in 2 voicings.

Arranger: Jean Perry

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-23699


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


Elijah Rock : SATB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 00156818 : 888680608217

Roger Emerson : Elijah Rock

Now available in an accessible setting for beginning SATB choirs, this driving spiritual is an excellent and well-crafted choice for developing ensembles.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00156818


Elijah Rock : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00334433 : 840126909791

Rollo Dilworth : Elijah Rock

Now available for SATB! 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: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00334433


Elijah Rock : 3-Part : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08551274 : 073999991024

Roger Emerson : Elijah Rock

This driving spiritual is placed in a well-crafted setting for younger choirs. An excellent choice for beginning ensembles. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551274


Elijah Rock : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08551275 : 073999017502

Roger Emerson : Elijah Rock

This driving spiritual is placed in a well-crafted setting for younger choirs. An excellent choice for beginning ensembles. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551275


Elijah Rock : SATB divisi : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08705532 : 073999055320

Moses Hogan : Elijah Rock

This challenging and powerful work was performed by the 1995 Texas All-State Choir conducted by Dr. Andre Thomas.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08705532


Elijah Rock : SATB : Mary Ellen Kerrick : Sheet Music : 35032148 : 888680737467

Mary Ellen Kerrick : Elijah Rock

This popular spiritual has been set many times and this arrangement takes a welcome place among those notable versions. Bridging the gap between artistry and accessibility, tune and text come to life with interesting vocal stylings and crafty rhythmic features. A great a cappella choice for choirs of every size!

Arranger: Mary Ellen Kerrick

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35032148


Elijah Rock : SATB : Hall Johnson : Sheet Music : 50305960 : 073999059601

Hall Johnson : Elijah Rock

Arranger: Hall Johnson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50305960

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