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Hold On!

Traditional African American Spiritual

Stacey Gibbs wants to “bring life” to the spiritual for use in the concert hall. This arrangement confirms why his arrangements are so popular: the rhythms and harmonies are fun to sing and he builds things up to a rousing finish. This arrangement for women's voices reminds us to “keep your hand on the plow as you climb higher and higher...just hold on.”

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Clayton White : Tryin' to Get Ready  : SATB : Songbook : G-6808

Clayton White : Tryin' to Get Ready

"My primary purpose in this effort is to preserve the rich heritage and the expressive power of the spiritual, while making the music accessible to most amateur and professional choral groups." -Clayton White From the Forward. These are some of the finest and most practical arrangements of spirituals ever published. Superbly arranged with an authentic choral sound. Priced to be affordable for the entire choir, with quality printing to last for years to come.

Songlist: Been in the Storm So Long, Blin' Man Stood on the Road and Cried, Calvary, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Done Made My Vow to the Lord, Fix me, Jesus, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Good News, Guide My Feet, Lord, Heavy Burdens, Hold On!, Hush! Somebody's Callin' My Name, If Anybody Ask You, In Bright Mansions Above, King Jesus Is A-listenin', Lord, Don't Move the Mountain, Lord, I Ain't No Stranger Now, My Lord, What a Mournin', My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, O Lord, Done Done What You Tol' Me to Do, Oh, Freedom!, Over My Head, Ride On, King Jesus, Rise Up, Shepherd, Steal Away, There Is a Balm in Gilead, This Train, Tryin' to Get Ready, Who Is That Yonder?, Yonder Come Day

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Voicing: SATB | 7673b | Songbook | $11.95 | A Cappella

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit Vol 2 : SATB : Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999658613 : 0634098314 : 08744710

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit Vol 2

With a foreward by Mormon Tabernacle Choir Director, Craig Jessop, this new collection of Moses Hogan originals and arrangements is a welcome addition to the first volume. Essential for every director's library it includes Certainly, Lord - Climbin' up the Mountain - Give Me That Old Time Religion - I'll Make the Difference (A Song of Hope for Singers Around the World) - Like a Mighty Stream - Music down in My Soul - Ride On, King Jesus and 28 more.

Songlist: Cert'nly Lawd, Clibin' Up the Mountain, De Blin' Man Stood On De Road An' Cried, Deep River, Give Me Jesus, Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King, Hold On!, I Am His Child, I Got A Home in-a Dat Rock, I'll Make the Difference, Let the Heaven Light Shine on Me, Lift Every Voice for Freedom, Like a Mighty Stream, Mister Banjo, Music Down In My Soul, My God Is So High, No Hidin' Place, O Magnify the Lord, Old Time Religion, Reide On, King Jesus, Spiritual Reflection, A, Stand By Me, Surely he Died On Calvary, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, There's a Man Goin' Round, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace, Who Built the Ark?, You Better Min' How You Talk

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Voicing: SATB | 2847b | Songbook | $18.95

Robert DeCormier : The Music of Counterpoint : SAB Divisi : Sheet Music Collection

Robert DeCormier : The Music of Counterpoint

Commissioned by the Vermont Arts Council, this moving setting of 'Everything is Music' (from Pulitzer Prize winner Romain Rolland's text) is a substantial work for advanced ensembles. Expressive vocal lines tell the hallowed story of the Christmas spiritual 'The Glory Manger.' 'The Friendly Beasts' beautifully captures the beloved story of the gentle donkey, pompous cow and sweet dove. The exciting setting of the African-American spiritual, 'Hold on' is inspiring. "Keep your hand on that plow - hold on!"

Songlist: Hold On!, The Glory Manger, Everything Is Music

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Voicing: SAB Divisi | 9387b | Sheet Music Collection | $4.75 | A Cappella

Various Arrangers : A Cappella Spirituals for Female Voices : SSAA : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : A Cappella Spirituals for Female Voices

"Bright Mansions" - This SSAA setting displays K. Lee Scott's adaptability. His command of vocal writing is excellent, and his arranging style is never overdone. A refined reserve to his technique make this an elegant spiritual setting for high school, college and church treble choirs. "Hold On!" - Stacey Gibbs wants to "bring life" to the spiritual for use in the concert hall. This arrangement confirms why his arrangements are so popular: the rhythms and harmonies are fun to sing and he builds things up to a rousing finish. This arrangement for women's voices reminds us to "keep your hand on the plow as you climb higher and higher...just hold on." "Keep Your Lamps" - Here is the traditional spiritual in a contemporary and dramatic setting for women's unaccompanied voices, opening with a beginning unison melody, performed in a slow, heavy manner. When the tempo picks up, the melody is supported by the other voices and a recurring rhythmic groove that adds to the urgency of the text. "Shout All Over God's Heaven" - Let your women's choir loose in this swinging spiritual! It is easy and fun to sing, building to an impressive ending. A good closer or encore in your concert program!

Songlist: Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet, Bright Mansions, Over My Head, Hold On!, Keep Your Lamps

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Voicing: SSAA | 7807b | Sheet Music Collection | $11.95 | A Cappella

Iowa State Singers : Choral Spectrum 1 : 1 CD : James Rodde

Iowa State Singers : Choral Spectrum 1

Iowa State's most select choral ensemble, the undergraduate Iowa State Singers chooses its membership from about 400 active choristers on campus. Ably directed by Dr. James Rodde, the choir annually presents a 5-concert season, with a repertoire emphasizing the a cappella tradition. "Choral Spectrum I" is a generous collection of 20 songs, from the choir's repertoire from 2001 to 2004, many of them with classical Christian themes, such as Jan P. Sweelinck's "Pseaume 43, Chris Nielsen's Benedictus Dominus, John Tavener's "The Lamb," Emile Desamours' "Alelouya,"Anthony Bruckner's "Locus Iste," Zdenek Lukas' "Magna Est Vis Veritatis," Heinrich Schutz' "Cantate Domino," Josef Swider's "Cantus Gloriosus" and others. Also wonderful are the Moses Hogan-arranged spirituals "Hold On!," "My Soul's Been Anchored" and "The Battle of Jericho," the Alice Parker-arranged "He's the Lily of the Valley," Rene Clausen's "Quicksand Years," Eric Whitacre's "Sleep" and David Dichau's "If Music Be the Food of Love." This is stunningly beautiful material, with perfect leads that soar above the rich harmonies, touching and moving us. Exquisite!

Songlist: Pseaume 43, Benedictus Dominus, The Lamb, Alelouya, A Boy and a Girl, Hold On!, Locus Iste, Oculus non vidit, There Is No Rose, Cantante Domino, Quicksand Years, Mata del Anima Sola, Sleep, My Soul's Been Anchored, Cantus Gloriosus, Ave Maris Stella, If Music Be the Food of Love, He's the Lily of the Valley, The Battle of Jericho

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9031c | 1 CD | $15.95

Moses Hogan Singers : This Little Light Of Mine : 1 CD : Moses Hogan : 073999755817 : 08743516

Moses Hogan Singers : This Little Light Of Mine

Moses Hogan is probably the most well-known name in the Gospel/Choral genre, and rightfully so. A gifted arranger of African-American traditional spirituals, and the leader of acclaimed singing groups like the Moses Hogan Chorale, and here, the Moses Hogan Singers. "This Little Light" features eight new Hogan arrangements that are sure to become staples in the repertoires of choirs the world over. In addition, there are 7 more excerpts from the Oxford Book of Spirituals, edition by Moses Hogan. There are 15 wonderful (mostly piano accompanied) tunes here: "This Little Light of Mine," "Hold On!," "Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord," "Little Innocent Lamb," "Here's One," "Let Us Break Bread Together," "I Want God's Heaven To Be Mine," "Were You There?," "Cert'nly Lawd," "Lily of the Valley," "I Surrender All," "Amen," "Witness" and "Only What You Do for Christ Will Last." Another long-awaited winner from Mr. Hogan!

Songlist: This Little Light of Mine, Hold On!, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, Little Innocent Lamb, Here's One, Let Us Break Bread Together, I Want God's Heaven To Be Mine, Were You There?, Cert'nly Lawd, Lily of the Valley, I Surrender All, Amen, Witness, Only What You Do for Christ Will Last, I'll Make the Difference

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6741c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella

National Lutheran Choir : From Light to Light : 1 CD : CD-16-NLC

National Lutheran Choir : From Light to Light

The 60 mixed-voice National Lutheran Choir, directed by renowned Artistic Director David Cherwien, is "dedicated to strengthening, renewing and preserving the Lutheran heritage of choral music through the highest standards of performance and literature." It performs works from the entire spectrum of sacred choral music, with and without accompaniment. Their rich, diverse repertoire ranges from early chant to new compositions and from simple folk songs to complex choral masterworks. In addition to annual concerts in and around Minneapolis, MN, the Choir tours regularly throughout the United States, commissions new works, produces high quality recordings and is heard over the Minnesota and National Public Radio broadcast networks. "From Light to Light" contains 19 tunes, some favorites are Brahms' "Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee," Palestrina's "Sicut Cervus," Eric Whitacre's lovely "I thank you God for most this Amazing Day" and "hope, faith, life, love," the traditional Shaker song "Lay Me Low," J. Aaron McDermid's four-part title tune, "From Light to Light I-Earth, II-Fire, III-Water and IV-Wind;" the Negro Spiritual "Hold On!," Robert Hobby's "There is Sweet Music," Gerre Hancock's "Deep River" and Alfred Schnittke's "Concerto for Choir, Movement II." Beautiful a cappella music from one of America's most magnificent Choirs!

Songlist: Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee, Sicut Cervus, I Thank You God For Most This Amazing Day, At The Round Earth's Imagined Corners, Lay Me Low (from Shaker Songs), Oculus Non Vidit, Hope, Faith, Love, McKay (from An American Thanksgiving), The Lord Bless You And Keep You, From Light To Light I - Earth, From Light To Light II - Fire, From Light To Light III - Water, From Light To Light IV - Wind, Hold On!, The Sun Has Gone Down, There Is Sweet Music, Deep River, Now All The Wood Are Sleeping, Concerto for Choir, Movement II

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6120c | 1 CD | $15.95

Notre Dame Glee Club : Under The Dome : 1 CD : Daniel Stowe : 7028

Notre Dame Glee Club : Under The Dome

The a cappella, all-male, 63-strong Notre Dame Glee Club brings us a collection of sacred songs ("Regina caeli," "L'ultime di de maggio," "Beautiful Savior," "Zwei Geistliche Chore, O. 115," "O sacrum convivium"), spirituals ("Swing Down Chariot," "I'm Building Me A Home," "Deep River"), and folk tunes ("She Moved Through the Fair," "Shenandoah," "Londonderry Air"). 23 well-chosen songs, sung with youthful energy, feeling and beautifully-blended harmonies. "Under the Dome" is a sumptuous musical feast!

Songlist: Regina caeli (chant), Regina caeli (motet), L'ultimo di de maggio, Beautiful Savior, She Moved Through the Fair, Spanish Ladies, Shenandoah, You Are the New Day, Londonderry Air, Darkness on the Delta, Swing Down Chariot, I'm Building Me A Home, Deep River, Hold On!, L'amour de moy, Dulaman, Ave Maria / Zwei Geistiche Chore Op 115, Beati mortui, Periti autem, Hvalite imia Ghospodne, Op. 52, Nr. 8, Recordare, Domine II. Pars: Exaudi nos, Deus, O Sacrum Convivium, Notre Dame, Our Mother

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6729c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

Individual Folios

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Hold On! : SATB divisi : Moses Hogan : 1 CD : 08703351 : 073999650914

Moses Hogan : Hold On!

All the brilliance and virtuosity you've come to expect in a Moses Hogan spiritual are included in this exciting and dramatic setting. Keep your hand on that plow - hold on! Avaiable for SATB div. a cappella. Performance Time: Approx: 3:10.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703351

Hold On! : SSAATTBB : Marques L. A. Garrett : Sheet Music : WW1402 : 884088222277

Marques L. A. Garrett : Hold On!

Here is a spiritual that will please your choir and the audience alike! This festival arrangement stresses the rhythms and asks you to express the dynamics, to bring out the contrasts of this fun arrangement.ĘKeen attention in the rehearsal work may be required, but it is well worth it. For worship, good high school and beyond. Duration: ca. 2:20.

Arranger: Marques L. A. Garrett

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1402

Hold On! : SATB : Norah Duncan, IV : Sheet Music : GIA9258 : 785147925804

Norah Duncan, IV : Hold On!

Arranger: Norah Duncan, IV

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| GIA9258

Hold On! : SATB divisi : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08745571 : 884088074388

Robert DeCormier : Hold On!

This exciting setting of the African-American spiritual is inspiring. Keep your hand on that plow - hold on!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745571
Other Voicings: SSAA

Hold On! : 2-Part : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : 08750072 : 884088364526

Ken Berg : Hold On!

The rhythmic percussiveness, exciting syncopations, bluesy lines and powerful contrasts of this spiritual all work together to create an impressive showcase for treble choirs through high school and up. A fantastic closer or encore! Available for 2-Part Voices and Piano. Duration: ca. 3:45.

Arranger: Ken Berg

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.15 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750072 | Digital Version Available

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