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Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

Traditional African American Spiritual

The song is believed to have been composed by slaves in the first half of the 19th century. Some references suggest that it was copyrighted by Jay Roberts in 1865. In 1882, the song was published in Jubilee Songs by M. G. Slayton and in A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies by Marshall W. Taylor. The first recorded version was by Harrod's Jubilee Singers, on Paramount Records No. 12116 in 1922 by Paul Robeson (1925), Mahalia Jackson (1958), Clara Ward, Laurie London, Hugh Laurie (2011) and Elvis Presley (1960) among many others.

Early published versions include some parts in dialect, such as "fit" for "fought". The lyrics allude to the biblical story of the Battle of Jericho, in which Joshua led the Israelites against Canaan (Joshua 6:15-21) However, like those of many other spirituals, the words may also be alluding to eventual escape from slavery in the case of this song, "And the walls came tumblin' down." The lively melody and rhythm also provided energy and inspiration. Critic Robert Cummings wrote: "The jaunty, spirited theme hardly sounds like the product of the pre-Civil War era, and would not sound out of place in a ragtime or even jazz musical from the early 20th century. The closing portion of the tune, sung to the words quoted above, is its most memorable portion: the notes plunge emphatically and impart a glorious sense of collapse, of triumph.

    Release Date: 1865


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Bob Chilcott (Edited by) : Spirituals For Choirs : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 9780193435377

Bob Chilcott (Edited by) : Spirituals For Choirs

An exciting collection of 20 specially commissioned SATB arrangements almost all of which are a cappella. The contents reflect the richness and diversity of the spiritual tradition, including many much-loved favourites like "All My Trials". "Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Steal Away" alongside exquisite discoveries that are less well known. All burst with freshness and invention to provide singers with inspirational, moving and above all enjoyable repertoire. As well as contributing five new pieces, the compiler Bob Chilcott has assembled a top selection of arrangers including Joseph Jennings, JohnWashburn and Steve Barnett. The result is a dazzling array of styles, from the introspective to the estatic (including a stylish gospel-influenced song or two along the way). With a mixture of large and small-scale pieces, there's something here for every choir whatever its forces or level of expertise.

Songlist: All My Trials, Balm in Gilead, By an By, Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Goin' Home to God, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, I Got A Robe, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Peter, Go Ring Them Bells, Steal Away, Surely He Died On Calvary, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water, Way Over In Beulah-lan', Were You There?

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 6702b | Songbook | $22.95 | Primarily a cappella


Jester Hairston : Spirituals 2 : SATB : Sheet Music : Jester Hairston

Jester Hairston : Spirituals 2

Songlist: Live-A-Humble, Oh, Rocka My Soul, Poor Man Lazrus, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, What Kind O'Shoes You Gonna Wear, Who'll Be A Witness For My Lord?, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

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Voicing: SATB | 1226b | Sheet Music | $19.98 | A Cappella


Larry Pugh : Just for the Guys : TB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 9781429119382 : 30/2590H

Larry Pugh : Just for the Guys

If you are looking for quality repertoire to promote and nurture your emerging male chorus, then you have found the right place! Heritage Music Press is proud to present a new TB choral collection-yes, never before released titles for two-part male voices - comprised of nine great titles from top-level writers Andre J. Thomas, Ruth Elaine Schram, Victor C. Johnson, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Becki Slagle Mayo, Greg Gilpin, and Brad Printz. Together, they've provided a remarkably fresh diversity of musical styles and tempi, as well as a well-rounded mix of arrangements and original compositions. The title is "Just for the Guys," and it appears in a new choral collection format that includes reproducible choral parts and an accompaniment CD. At a cost of about $5 per tune for your entire choir, no matter its size ,this collection is both a great value and a great repertoire resource..."Just for the Guys!"

Songlist: I Hear America Singing, Hold Fast Your Dreams!, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Agnus Dei, Tiger! Tiger!, Fly High, You Grand Old Flag, Cantate Deo, The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky, Zum Gali Gali

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Voicing: TB | 7331b | Songbook & 1 CD | $44.95 | Accompanied


Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For Two-Part Choirs : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 000308061055 : 45/1109H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For Two-Part Choirs

Best selling repertoire in a practical voicing makes up this economical, pragmatic new collection. The nine selections by leading composers offer a wide spectrum of styles and moods. All are designed to challenge and expand the ability and versatility of the choir, energize singers, and entertain audiences - and at half the cost of separate octavos.

Songlist: Sing for Joy!, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Where Do the Stars Go?, Jubilate Deo, Haru Ga Kita (Spring Has Come), Ja-Da, Sanctus, America, the Free, Inscription of Hope

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7079b | Songbook | $8.95


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs : SAB : 01 Songbook : 000308070811 : 45/1123H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs

Choirs from smaller schools or with limited budgets are often plagued with music of inferior quality and/or lacking in educational value. Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs is expressly designed for these situations, or for any SAB choir desiring to sing educationally rewarding music in a variety of styles and encompassing the broad spectrum of music history. The composer/arranger list is a "who's who" of educational choral music today and these titles have all been excellent sellers as individual octavos. Now they are available in this outstanding collection for about half the cost than if purchased separately - a welcome budget stretcher for your music program.

Songlist: Sing For Joy!, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Je Le Vous Dirai! (I'll Tell You What I Know!), Kyrie Eleison, Come in from the Firefly Darkness, I Dream a World, Gloria Canon, The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky, A Festive Alleluia

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Voicing: SAB | 8106b | Songbook | $8.95 | Accompanied


Marylou India Jackson : Three Spirituals : SSAA : Sheet Music

Marylou India Jackson : Three Spirituals

This quiet and gentle setting of "Done Foun' My Los' Sheep" is a showcase for your soprano soloist, with the chorus singing background chords and alleluias throughout. The text is on the parable of the lost sheep--excellent for church use. Your second altos will love "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" - they get the melody in the refrain, and lots of low f's during the verses. The strong rhythms of this setting will energize your chorus! Audiences get very quiet when they hear that special simple piece. "Steal Away" is one such, a lost gem from the choral director at Bennett College for Women, 1931-1935.

Songlist: Done Foun' My Los' Sheep, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Steal Away

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Voicing: SSAA | 8036b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Amy Appleby : America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187985310 : 0825634741 : 14001791

Amy Appleby : America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country

Nowhere else will you find gathered together into one priceless treasury so many of your favorite American folk songs, patriotic anthems and marches, heart songs, sea chanteys, colonial songs, Civil War songs, hymns, gospel songs, spirituals, Christmas carols, memorial songs, and sacred classics. This comprehensive volume includes over 175 full piano arrangements with complete lyrics and chord symbols, and is illustrated with woodcuts, engravings and drawings throughout. Spiral bound.

Songlist: O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy To The World, Auld Lang Syne, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, I Saw Three Ships, Amazing Grace, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, O Day Of Rest And Gladness, Coventry Carol, HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, GOOD KING WENCESLAS, BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, HOME ON THE RANGE, RED RIVER VALLEY, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, TELL ME WHY, TAPS, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, BLOW THE MAN DOWN, CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY, DANNY BOY, DEEP RIVER, GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION, MARY HAD A BABY, MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN, MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME, NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON, STEAL AWAY, WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20404b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Edited by Julius Willams : The Hall Johnson Collection : Solo : Songbook & CD : 825849640 : VF5

Edited by Julius Willams : The Hall Johnson Collection

This massive collection of vocal solos from the works of Hall Johnson displays his understanding of the spiritual genre, the human voice, and the tonal, harmonic colors that permeate the depth of the African-American musical experience. More than 50 songs and classic favorites are featured in this compilation, with two performance CDs for reference and stylistic modeling. A comprehensive and essential volume for every singer's library.

Songlist: Oh, Rise an' Shine, When de Saints Come Marchin' in, Cert'n'y, Lord, My God Is So High, Hallelujah!, In Bright Mansions Above, Doncher Let Nobody Turn You Roun', Run, Sinner, Run!, You Better Min'!, Dere's No Hidin' Place Down Dere, Some o' Dese Days, I Want to Be Ready, De Ol' Ark's a Moverin', Witness, My Lord's a-Writin' All de Time, Go Down Moses, Oh, Mary, Doncher Weep, Lord, I Don't Feel Noways Tired, Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho, I Can't Stay Away, Death's Go'n'ter Lay His Col', Icy Hands on Me, De Blin' Man Stood on de Road an' Cried, Hail! De King of Babylon!, March On!, Hallelujah! King Jesus, Give Me Jesus, Crucifixion, Fi-yer! (Fire!), His Name So Sweet, Honor! Honor!, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 3092b | Songbook & CD | $38.95 | Voice and Piano


Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs For The Beginning Baritone / Bass : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 073999837599 : 0634019724 : 50483759

Joan Frey Boytim : Easy Songs For The Beginning Baritone / Bass

This series was designed to supplement traditional vocal instruction. Each piece is in English and has a limited vocal range as well as a piano accompaniment that is playable by a student pianist. The pieces include art songs, folksongs, humorous songs, and suitable vintage popular songs and are all appropriate for contest solos. The accompanying CD includes professionally-recorded accompaniments.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Beautiful Dreamer, The Erie Canal, Foolish Questions, Funiculi, Funicula, Go Down Moses, I Wish I Was Single Again, If You Were The Only Girl In The World, The Jolly Miller, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, The Lark In The Morn, The Lost Chord, The Minstrel Boy, Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, Out Of My Soul's Great Sadness, Request, Simple Gifts, Smick, Smack, Smuck, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, The Story Of A Tact, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Where Did You Get That Hat?, While Strolling Through The Park One Day, You'll Miss Lots Of Fun When You're Married

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Voicing: Solo | 9185b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Mark Hayes : 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice - Medium High : Solo : Songbook : 038081155630  : 00-17958

Mark Hayes : 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice - Medium High

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a superb anthology of ten traditional spirituals for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment in true art-song style, ideal for school or church singers.

Songlist: Deep River , Go, Tell It on the Mountain , Steal Away To Heaven , Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, There Is A Balm In Gilead , Behold The Star! , My Lord, What a Mornin', The Gospel Of Grace , Give Me Jesus , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

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Voicing: Solo | 5443b | Songbook | $24.95


Mark Hayes : 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook : 038081155685  : 00-17963

Mark Hayes : 10 Spirituals for Solo Voice - Medium Low

Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted a superb anthology of ten traditional spirituals for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment in true art-song style, ideal for school or church singers.

Songlist: Deep River , Go, Tell It on the Mountain , Steal Away To Heaven , I Feel The Spirit Moving , There Is A Balm In Gilead , Behold The Star! , My Lord, What a Mornin', The Gospel Of Grace , Give Me Jesus , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

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Voicing: Solo | 5444b | Songbook | $24.95


Patrick Liebergen : Spirituals for Young Voices : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088908058 : 1480342637 : 35029028

Patrick Liebergen : Spirituals for Young Voices

Spirituals for Young Voices is a collection of fifteen spirituals for solo voice and is suitable for both male and female young voices. The included accompaniment CD allows your young singers excellent opportunities to rehearse on their own or use the piano accompaniments in performance situations if needed. All songs in this collection are appropriate for use as recital repertoire or solo, festival, and contest use. Songs include: All My Trials; Amen!; Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?; Do, Lord, Remember Me; Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit; Go Tell It on the Mountain; He's Got the Whole World in His Hands; Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho; My Lord, What a Morning!; Rock-a My Soul; Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; There Is a Balm in Gilead; This Little Light of Mine; Wade in the Water. For Grades 6-12.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light Of Mine, All My Trials, Amen, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands, Rock-A-My Soul, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Do, Lord, Remember Me, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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Voicing: Solo | 20390b | Songbook | $29.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999207965 : 0793559219 : 00310138

Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals

75 songs of American heritage, including: All The Pretty Little Horses - Arkansas Traveler - Aura Lee - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - The Blue Tail Fly - Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight) - Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie - Cotton Eyed Joe - Deep River - Down In The Valley - The Drunken Sailor - Git Along, Little Doggies - Home On The Range - Hush, Little Baby - I've Been Working On The Railroad - Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho) - Never Said A Mumblin' Word - Oh! Susanna - Old Joe Clark - The Red River Valley - She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain - Shenandoah - Simple Gifts - Steal Away - The Streets Of Laredo - Wayfaring Stranger - and many more!

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, The Wabash Cannon Ball, Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door, Soon I Will Be Done (Trouble Of The World), Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), This Little Light Of Mine, Simple Gifts, The Lonesome Road, All My Trials, All The Pretty Little Horses, Frankie And Johnny, Deep River, Down In The Valley, Skip To My Lou, Turkey In The Straw, Animal Fair, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, When The Saints Go Marching In, Arkansas Traveler, Home On The Range, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Yankee Doodle Boy, Aura Lee, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer), Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, The Red River Valley, John Henry, Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20381b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : Great Spirituals (Portraits in Song) - High : Solo : Songbook : 038081297934  : 00-26383

Various Arrangers : Great Spirituals (Portraits in Song) - High

The newest installment of the popular Portraits in Song series is an exceptional collection of some of the most popular spirituals set by many of finest arrangers of our generation. The solos can be performed in worship or recital. A brief explanation is offered for each of the selections and for the genre as a whole-creating an exceptional resource for worship or recital planning.

Songlist: Carry Me Home, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Give Me Jesus, Go Tell It, Here's One , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 5420b | Songbook | $24.95


Various Arrangers : Great Spirituals (Portraits in Song) - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 038081297965  : 00-26386

Various Arrangers : Great Spirituals (Portraits in Song) - Low Voice

The newest installment of the popular Portraits in Song series is an exceptional collection of some of the most popular spirituals set by many of finest arrangers of our generation. The solos can be performed in worship or recital. A brief explanation is offered for each of the selections and for the genre as a whole-creating an exceptional resource for worship or recital planning.

Songlist: Carry Me Home, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Give Me Jesus , Go Tell It , Here's One , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 5421b | Songbook | $24.95


Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels : Solo : Songbook : 073999789775 : 3795757541 : 49008419

Various Composers : Best Of Spirituals & Gospels

An anthology of some of the most beautiful and most popular tunes in this genre in new and fresh arrangements, all with easy piano accompaniment. The separate voice part contains an optional part for a second voice. For guitarists there is fingering notation as well as chord symbols.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Amen, And I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Come And Go With Me , Deep River, Didn't It Rain, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Down By The Riverside, Dry Bones, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Gimme That Old Time Religion, Glory, Hallelujah, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It On The Mountains, God Told Hezekiah, Good News! The Chariot's Comin', Hallelu', Hallelu' , Have You Got Good Religion , Heaven, Heaven Is So High, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands , I Am Weak, But Thou Art Strong, If I Could I Surely Would, If You Want Joy , I'll Fly Away , I'm Gonna Sing, It Is Me , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Kum ba yah, Let Me Fly, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5224b | Songbook | $19.95


Ames Brothers : Together : 00  2 CDs : 434

Ames Brothers : Together

The four Massachusetts-born Ames Brothers were the first group to be featured on new Decca subsidiary Coral Records in the late 1940s, scoring their first smash hit with "Sentimental Me"/"Rag Mop" in 1949. This began a succession of major hit records that continued through the 1950s: "Can Anyone Explain?," "Stars Are the Windows of Heaven," "The Hawaiian War Chant," "Auf Wiederseh'n, Sweetheart," "String Along" "My Favorite Song" and "You, You, You." This 2 CD compilation (we love all the great music you get for your money on these remastered collections!), is a blend of recordings issued by Coral and RCA Victor. Disc 1 is their RCA output and includes several best-selling recordings: "The Man with the Banjo," "My Bonnie Lassie," "The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane" and "It Only Hurts for a Little While." Disc 2 is special because it features all Coral material, most of which are debuting on CD here. These include "Far Away Places," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," the spirituals "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho and "Who Built the Ark?", and all 8 tracks from their 1950 Christmas album, with 14 Christmas songs altogether. All these tunes are band-accompanied, and all feature the Brothers' bright, velvety rich, upbeat leads and harmonies. Great 50s stuff from one of the great vocal quartets!

Songlist: I'm Gonna Love You, It Only Hurts For A Little While, Wrong Again, The Cradle Song, My Bonnie Lassie, Southern Cross, So I Will, The Game Of Love, One More Time, The Next Time It It Happens, The Man With The Banjo, Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra, Mercy Beaucoup, Forever Darling, Once Upon A Tune, I Saw Esau, My Love Your Love, Gotta Be This Or That, Let's Walk And Talk, I Got A Cold For Christmas, Time For Sleeping, If You Want My Heart, The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane, Sympathetic Eyes, That's The Way Love Goes, Autumn Leaves, Why Do I Keep Lovin' You, You And I, Sweet Brown Eyed Baby, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, and more

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7614c | 2 CDs | $19.95 | Accompanied


BYU Men's Chorus : Praise Him : 00  1 CD : Rosalind Hall

BYU Men's Chorus : Praise Him

The BYU Men's Chorus' first two excellent releases, "Awake My Soul" and "Shout with Glory" whetted our appetite, and that of many fans, for their 3rd. For the long-awaited "Praise Him," conductor Rosalind Hall has assembled an exciting, heartfelt mix of religious texts with a nice set of folk and traditional songs to finish the program. 19 songs with some organ, horns, strings and percussion accompaniment. Favorites are the magnificent "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," "Fight The Good Fight With All Thy Might," the tender "More Holiness Give Me," "Awake My Sons, Awake," the Title Tune, Arthur Sullivan's "The Long Day Closes," "Praise My Soul," the beautiful hymn "Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah," and folksongs "Kumbayah," "Shenandoah," "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerico," "Danny Boy" and "Down in the Valley." The bright, energetic, richly melodic sound of the BYU Men's Chorus contributes to its growing reputation as one of the premiere choral programs in the United States.

Songlist: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Fight The Good Fight With All Thy Might, Who Is He In Yonder Stall?, More Holiness Give Me, Awake, My Sons, Awake, Thou Art God, Praise Him, Isaiah 44.3, The Long Day Closes, Personent Hodie, Praise My Soul, Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah, Our Father, Kwmbayah, Shenandoah, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Danny Boy, Polly Wolly Doodle, Down In The Valley

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7951c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Cambridge Singers : Feel The Spirit : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 128

Cambridge Singers : Feel The Spirit

Strong, stirring spirituals and tuneful, jazz-flavored settings of Shakespeare's timeless lyrics are the mouth-watering ingredients of the Cambridge Singers' eagerly-awaited new album Feel the Spirit. John Rutter has written vivid new arrangements of seven well-loved American spirituals for choir, with soloist Melanie and the BBC Concert Orchestra joining with the Cambridge Singers for this world premiere recording. Another notable 'first' is jazz legend George Shearing's captivating new cycle of Shakespeare settings, Songs and Sonnets. Those who associate George Shearing with instrumental jazz (and of course with his immortal Lullaby of Birdland) will be astonished and delighted at the youthful charm and skillful word-setting of this 81-year old master's choral writing. The final touch of sparkle is added by Proms favorite Wayne Marshall's piano, with Malcolm Creese on bass. To complete the album, John Rutter's own Birthday Madrigals - written in 1995 to celebrate George Shearing's 75th birthday - also receives their premiere recording.

Songlist: Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Steel Away, I Got A Robe, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Deep River, When The Saints Go Marching In, Live With Me And Be My Love, When The Daffodils Begen To Peer, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Spring, Who Is Silvia, Fie On Sinful Fantasy, Hey, Ho, The Wind And The Rain, The Heavenly Aeroplane, Lord Of The Dance, It Was A Lover And His Lass, Draw On Sweet Night, Come Live With Me , My True Love Hath My Heart, When Daisies Pied, Skylark

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6651c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Concordia Choir : My Soul's Delight : 00  1 CD : Rene Clausen : 2229

Concordia Choir : My Soul's Delight

Spanning a diverse range of choral literature, this acclaimed Minnesota choir has once again produced a pristine recording. Directed by Rene Clausen, the mixed group performs spirituals ("Ain't Got Time To Die"), and folk songs ("Little Potato"), in addition to the expected arrangements of composers such as F. Melius Christiansen ("Praise To The Lord"), whose Scandinavian heritage is part of an acknowledged hegemony in the choral world. Other highlights include the "Noel Ayisyen (A Haitian Noel)" with it's perfect fifth harmonic background, and the droning "Past Life Melodies," which uses a judicious dissonance to craft an otherworldly deja vu. Blissful.

Songlist: my song in the night, create in me a clean heart, oh, yes!, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, ain't got time to die, little potato, two american folk songs, sourwood mountain, black sheep, the best of rooms, past life melodies, noel avisyen, Witness, pilgrim's chorus, praise to the lord, softly and tenderly

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6679c | 1 CD | $15.98


Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : To You Forever / In Concert : 00  1 CD : Fred Waring : 7494

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : To You Forever / In Concert

From the cherished Christmas carol, the sincere warmth of the spiritual, the cheer of the drinking song, to the tenderness of the love song, Fred Waring was the delineator, the innovator, the voice and interpreter of the language of 1960s youth in song. This all-accompanied, 2 CD, 2-lp compilation, originally released on Reprise in 1964, tours the world's greatest popular love songs. Composers and authors of course include Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, the Gershwins, Hammerstein and Jerome Kern, and we have the contrast of the studio-recorded lp, "To You Forever," and the live "In Concert" lp. The 11 songs on "Forever," smooth and sweet as you please: "You Do Something to Me," "Embraceable You," "All of You" and "All the Things You Are"-are listed in the dictionary under "Romantic." "In Concert" features an intro to the audience by Fred, and is a lively collection, from folk tunes like "Mr. Frog A Courtin'" and "On Top Of Old Smokey," spirituals like "Joshua Fit de Battle of Jericho" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and show tunes like "Hello, Dolly" to movie tunes like "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious" from "Mary Poppins." This is entertainment!

Songlist: The Very Thought of You (Noble), (You'd Be So) Easy to Love, You Do Something To Me, The Nearness of You, You and the Night and the Music (Schwartz, Dietz), Embraceable You (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin), You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to (Cole Porter), You're Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson), There Will Never Be Another You (Warren, Gordon), All Of You, All The Things You Are (Kern, Hammerstein II), I Hear Music and Sleep, Sleep, Sleep (Waring, Doph/Waring, Geibel), Mr. Frog A Courtin' He Did Ride (Traditional), Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah (Bush, Sherman), The Swingin' Shepherd Blues (Koffman, Roberts, Jacobson), Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, On Top of Old Smokey (Traditional), 12th Street Rag (Bauman), Sweet Sue - Just You (Harris, Young), Vilia (Lehor), Cecilia (Dreyer, Ruby), Nola (Amdt, Skylar), Hello, Dolly!, Dance of the Hours (Ponchielli), Nutcracker Suite Overture and Anitra's Dance and Fugue in C Minor and Our, Love (Tchaikovsky), Jada a la Dixieland (Carleton), Jada (Carleton), Ritual Fire Dance (Defalla), Chim Chim Cher-ee (Sherman, Sherman), and more

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4573c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir : A Cappella : 00  1 CD : Trevor T. Payne : 068944004621 : JTR 46

Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir : A Cappella

Trevor Payne's renowned, veteran Choir brings us this moving tribute to the Negro Spiritual. Following in the footsteps of the Fisk Jubilee Singers and other gospel music pioneers, this is a rare collection of a cappella Spiritual "hits," beginning with "Lord, I Know I've Been Changed," the lovely "There Is A Balm in Gilead," "Ezekiel Saw The Wheel," "Deep River," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Soon Ah Will Be Done," "Steal Away," "In That Morning When The Lord Says Hurry," "Ain't Got Time to Die," "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho"...the good stuff just keeps on coming! One of the best collections of this wonderful, inspirational music we have heard!

Songlist: Lord I Know I've Been Changed, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Deep River, In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Soon Ah Will Be Done, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Steal Away, In That Morning When The Lord Says Hurry, The Storm Is Passing Over, Ain't Got Time to Die, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

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2494c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


No Better Cause : Sanctuary : 00  1 CD

No Better Cause : Sanctuary

No Better Cause is an award-winning pop/soul/funk vocal band from Lincoln, Nebraska. These 5 young men use nothing but their voices to create a full, rich sound on this collection of Gospel, Spirituals and Contemporary Christian tunes. NBC's strong vocal percussion and cutting-edge arrangements are clear on cuts like "Ride The Chariot," "Shut De Do," very funky takes on the spiritual "Wade in the Water" and "Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho," "Awesome God," the finger-popping "Oh Happy Day," "Immeasurable," "Shine Down," and "Goin' Up A Yonder." Their soulful side comes through equally strongly on "People Get Ready," the title tune, the inspirational hymn "It is Well With My Soul," "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me" and a beautifully arranged "Doxology." We like No Better Cause's energy, sweet harmonies and their spirited mix of driving, rhythmic pieces with slower, soulful hymns. Fifteen well crafted songs, where the Contemporary Christian message matches the vocals and vocal percussion in power and clarity. "Sanctuary" is wonderful stuff from talented, fast rising No Better Cause!

Songlist: Ride The Chariot, People Get Ready, Shut De Do, Sanctuary, Wade In The Water, It Is Well With My Soul , Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Awesome God, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, Oh, Happy Day, Immeasurable, What Will Unfold, Shine Down, Goin' Up A Yonder, Doxology

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2360c | 1 CD | $9.95 | A Cappella


Oxford Pro Musica Singers : Deep River : 00  1 CD : 96

Oxford Pro Musica Singers : Deep River

'Feel the Spirit' is a set of seven arrangements of well-known spirituals, first performed in 2001. It is performed on this recording by the acclaimed jazz singer Jacqueline Dankworth in its chamber-ensemble arrangement. Harvey Brough's 'Walled Garden Suite' for soloist, choir and instrumental quartet was written for Dankworth and first performed on the occasion of the opening of the walled garden at Wingfield Arts in Suffolk. Of the two collections by Bob Chilcott on this CD, 'Fragments from his Dish' is a group of five light-hearted part-songs on the themes of food and drink. The programme concludes with 'The Making of the Drum', settings of words by Barbadian poet Edward Kamau Braithwaite, commissioned from Bob Chilcott by OPMS on the occasion of the choir's twentieth anniversary in 1997. It tells the story of the making of a traditional African drum and is heavily influenced by the style of African tribal music.

Songlist: Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Steal Away, I Got A Robe, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child , Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Deep River, The Argument, Red Running Rue, To Daffodils, On Himself, Grace-The Clean Platter, The Pie , Harvest In My Crift, Christmas 1666, Whines From The Wood , The Skin, The Barrel Of The Drum, The Two Curved Sticks Of The Drummer , The Gong-Gong

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8384c | 1 CD | $15.98


The Swingle Singers : Around the World Folk Songs : 00  1 CD : 743284

The Swingle Singers : Around the World Folk Songs

Simply put, the early success of Ward Swingle's Singers in the world of jazz is a result of their applying scat singing (a vocal technique using nonsense syllables started by Louis Armstrong in 1926 when his songsheet with the words fell on the floor while recording) to incongruous well-known music, such as the orchestral and organ music of J.S. Bach. In "Around The World" the Swingles apply scat to folk songs from around the world with a result as fresh and surprising as their first hit, "Bach Hits Back." The instruments they scat in this generous, sumptious CD (over an hour, 20 songs) include flutes of the Andes on the lovely opening cut, "Cachapaya," the banjo in the American medley "Country Dances" and the didgeridoo in a lilting "Waltzing Matilda." The combination of words and vocal "instruments" create another winning, unique sound for the Swingles. Some other favorites: "Star of the County Down" from Ireland, Scotland's "Loch Lomond," "The Ash Grove" from Wales, "Joshua fought the battle of Jericho," England's haunting "Bushes and Briars"... actually, there's not a weak track here!

Songlist: Cachapaya (Peru), Star of the County Down (Ireland), El paisanito (Argentina), De punta y taco (Chile), The Ash Grove (Wales), David of the White Rock (Wales), The Drunken Sailor (England), Ciao bella ciao (Italy), L'Amour de moi (France), Country Dances (USA), Waltzing Matilda (Austrailia), Danny boy (Ireland), Charlie is My Darling (Scotland), Loch Lomond (Scotland), The Salley Gardens (England), Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Viel Freuden mit sich bringet (Germany), Bushes and Briers (England), Sakkijarven Polka( Finland), Vem kan segla (Sweden)

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6208c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Vocal Majority : How Sweet The Sound : 00  1 CD : VM12000

Vocal Majority : How Sweet The Sound

The mission of the Vocal Majority is to bring four part a cappella harmony to the ears and hearts of the whole world. As of this recording, in 1997, they had been singing as members of the Dallas Metropolitan Chapter of SPEBSQSA for 25 years. They have won the International Chorus Championship seven times. Just imagine over 150 singers in one location, singing their hearts out! Then find out the reality is greater than the imagination with this recording of spiritual, sacred, and inspirational music. "You'll Never Walk Alone," "I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked" (with pipe organ) and "The Lord's Prayer" are just as full and rich as you would expect. The most unusual arrangement is "A Tribute To World Peace" which features Acoustix and the Dallas Knights in addition to the full chorus.

Songlist: How Sweet the Sound (Medley of Hymns), You'll Never Walk Alone, Walked Today Where Jesus Walked, Bless This House, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Sweet Hour of Prayer, I'll Walk With God, A Tribute to World Peace, The Lost Chord, The Lord's Prayer

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5107c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Vocal Spectrum : Vocal Spectrum : 00  1 CD

Vocal Spectrum : Vocal Spectrum

Hail to the champs! The competition was as tough as ever in Indianapolis at the International Barbershop Convention and St. Louis based Vocal Spectrum emerged to become one of the youngest championship groups ever. Loaded with talent this exceptional quartet delivers here a top-notch recording that delights from beginning to end and surely demonstrates why they took top honors. Tim Waurick (Tenor), Eric Dalbey (Lead), Chris Hallam (Bass), and Jonny Moroni (Baritone) have also been most fortunate to have as friends, coaches and mentors the great Jim Henry and David Wright whose arrangements are sung on the recording. A special treat is the track "Scarborough Fair" when they are joined by the late Gas House Gang and this recording is sure to become a barbershop classic.

Songlist: South Rampart Street Parade, Small Fry, Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair, Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho, Mam'selle, This Ole House, And Can It Be, My Wonderful One , I Love Jazz Medley, Bring Him Home, Scarborough Fair (With Gas House Gang), Cruella De Vil

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5714c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


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Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho : TTBB : Stacey V. Gibbs :  1 CD : 00120773 : 884088917470

Stacey V. Gibbs : Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

Stacey brings his own creative magic to this classic spiritual. A driving rhythm coupled with tantalizing harmonies make this male chorus arrangement sound new and captivating. Excellent for concert and festival use, high school through college and community groups as well. Available separately: TTBB, Score (with piano reduction).

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00120773


Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho : 3-Part : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08551081 : 073999510812

Kirby Shaw : Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

This popular setting by Kirby Shaw combines powerful vocal pyramids, contemporary piano accompaniment and compelling harmonies to make this an extremely strong choice for young ensembles. Available: SSA, TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551081


Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08551398 : 073999427066

Kirby Shaw : Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

This popular setting by Kirby Shaw combines powerful vocal pyramids, contemporary piano accompaniment and compelling harmonies to make this an extremely strong choice for young ensembles. Available: SSA, TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551398


Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho : TTB : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08551549 : 073999187847

Kirby Shaw : Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

This popular setting by Kirby Shaw combines powerful vocal pyramids, contemporary piano accompaniment and compelling harmonies to make this an extremely strong choice for young ensembles. Available: SSA, TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551549


Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho : 2-Part : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08551550 : 073999058505

Kirby Shaw : Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

This popular setting by Kirby Shaw combines powerful vocal pyramids, contemporary piano accompaniment and compelling harmonies to make this an extremely strong choice for young ensembles. Available: SSA, TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551550


Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08748018 : 884088211790

Kirby Shaw : Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho

Now available in an SATB voicing, this popular setting by Kirby Shaw combines powerful vocal pyramids, contemporary piano accompaniment and compelling harmonies to make this an extremely strong choice for choirs. Duration: 2:30. Available separately: SATB, 3-Part Mixed, SSA, TTB and 2-Part.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748018

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