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Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

Music by Blind Willie Johnson

"Keep Your Lamp(s) Trimmed and Burning" is a traditional gospel blues song. It alludes to the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, found in the Gospel of Matthew at 25:1-13, and also to a verse in the Gospel of Luke, at 12:35 The song has been attributed to Blind Willie Johnson, who recorded it in 1928; to Reverend Gary Davis, who recorded it in 1956; and to Mississippi Fred McDowell, who recorded it in 1959. The song has been included in several hymnals.

    Release Date: 1928


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student : SATB : 01 Songbook : Emily Crocker : 073999401066 : 0793543533 : 08740106

Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student

"Essential Musicianship, Book 3," recommended for Grades 10-12 or other advanced singers, is a sequential choral method that helps the returning high school singer develop intermediate to advanced skills. Concepts presented include major/minor scales, diatonic chords, intervals, chromaticism, categories of harmony, modes, simple, asymmetric and changing meters. The 52 practice/performance songs for mixed, treble and tenor bass choirs are designed to improve reading skills through expressive singing.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem, Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Kumbaya, Kyrie Eleison, Locus Iste, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, My True Love Hath My Heart, O Mistress Mine, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 1803b | Songbook | $12.95


Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition : SATB : 01 Songbook : Emily Crocker : 073999401073 : 0793543541 : 08740107

Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANSHIP is a sequential comprehensive curriculum that is designed to build all the skills of a choral musician. It includes Voice-builders, Theory-Builders, Sight-Reading exercises and songs which can be used for classroom or concert. The easy-to-use format allows the books to be used with all types of choir: mixed, treble or tenor bass.

Songlist: All People On Earth Do Dwell, All The Pretty Little Horses, Amazing Grace, An' Thou Wert My Ain Thing, Antiphonal Alleluia, Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem, Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Kumbaya, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 1816b | Songbook | $19.95


Greg Gilpin : Let the Men Sing! A Cappella : TB : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680715007 : 1540012034 : 35031886

Greg Gilpin : Let the Men Sing! A Cappella

Let the Men Sing! A Cappella is the newest collection of REPRODUCIBLE unaccompanied choral works for TB voices. This budget-stretching collection features classic works, Latin settings, spirituals, multicultural, folk, holiday and Christmas selections. In addition, there is digital access to 3 audio rehearsal mixes for each piece including part-dominant and full TB performance, along with singer PDFs for projection and reproducible options. Male singers of all ages will enjoy learning and performing this excellent choral literature and the educator will find it an outstanding tool in developing male choirs and interest in choral singing. Songs include: Come Ye Sons of Art, In Flanders Fields, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Bethlehem Lullaby, Inimici Autem, Star of Wonder, Wayfaring Stranger, Ding-a Ding-a Ding, Ning Wendete, So Take This Song of Joy. Suggested for ages 13 and up.

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, In Flanders Fields, Ning Wendete, Ding-a Ding-a Ding, Bethlehem Lullaby, Star Of Wonder, So Take This Song Of Joy, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Come, Ye Sons Of Art, Inimici Autem

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Voicing: TB | 4552b | Songbook & Online Audio | $49.95 | A Cappella


Greg Gilpin : Partner Songs for the Developing Choir : SATB : 01 Songbook : 888680715021 : 1540012042 : 35031887

Greg Gilpin : Partner Songs for the Developing Choir

The developing choir is a unique ensemble and ranges in size from many to just a few, in age from younger to older and from the experienced to brand new singers. Both male and female are a part of these groups with ever-changing vocal challenges. Educators who teach this wide group of musicians know there is a need for many tools of repertoire that build bridges to the art of choral singing. Partner Songs for the Developing Choir is designed to help teach harmonic singing through sophisticated melodies and distinguished texts, appealing to singers from upper elementary through middle school and early high school, and can even continue for the less-experienced or smaller adult choir. Some of the choral works are very basic in form and melodic writing, while others might include a bridge or B section or more intricate melodies, expanding the harmonic learning. This REPRODUCIBLE collection with helpful rehearsal suggestions and online access to Full Performance and Accompaniment Only audio recordings and Singer PDF parts can be used all year long with spirituals, Latin settings, multicultural, patriotic, Christmas and holiday selections. Songs include: Akatonbo, Bethlehem Lullaby, Et in Terra Pax, Jingle All the Way, Joshua Fit the Battle, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Musica Dei, Skatin' and Sleighin', Swing Low Sweet Chariot, You're a Grand Old Flag. Suggested for Grades 3-9.

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Jingle All The Way, You're A Grand Old Flag, Skatin' And Sleighin', Akatonbo, Bethlehem Lullaby, Musica Dei Donum, Joshua Fit The Battle, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Et In Terra Pax

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Voicing: SATB | 4553b | Songbook | $59.95


Greg Gilpin : Let The Women Sing!  A Cappella : SSA : Songbook : 35032621

Greg Gilpin : Let The Women Sing! A Cappellanew

Let the Women Sing! A Cappella is a new collection of reproducible choral works for SSA a cappella choirs. Spirituals, distinctive texts, multicultural, folk songs, Christmas and general concert works fill this ten-song collection. In addition, there is digital access to 4 audio rehearsal mixes for each piece with part-dominant and full SSA performance, along with singer PDFs for projection and reproducible options. Whether you have 10 or 100 singers, this must-have a cappella collection will keep you on budget while supplying your program with excellent choral literature for your female singers for many years to come.

Songlist: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, In Flanders Fields, Jingle, Jingle Bells, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Mary Sat A-Rockin', Ning Wendete, Nothin' Gonna Stumble My Feet, Sing A Mighty Song!, Star Of Wonder, The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: SSA | 7746b | Songbook | $48.95 | A Cappella


Laura Farnell : Simply SSA - Four Songs for Treble Chorus : SSA : 01 Songbook : 884088897888 : 00118310

Laura Farnell : Simply SSA - Four Songs for Treble Chorus

Here is a collection you will return to again and again! The four short songs for beginning and developing SSA choirs provide many options for developing tone quality and performance skills along with good part-writing and appealing subject matter. Songs may be sung a cappella or accompanied, making this especially good for contest programming.

Songlist: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, The Secret, I Know Where I'm Goin', French Dancing Song (Sur le pont d'Avignon).

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Voicing: SSA | 9631b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : American Folk Hymns : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : American Folk Hymns

Some choral pieces speak for themselves! 'Salvation Is Created' is just such a work. Don Moore brings this song into the reach of many choirs who may have been unable to perform the original edition. All of the rich sonorities have been captured in this wonderful new edition. Don't miss this one! With "'Tis The Gift To Be Simple" Alice Parker combines her incredible arranging skill together with her knowledge and understanding of American hymnody to bring us this wonderful setting of the ever-popular Shaker tune. Robert DeCormier's highly successful SATB edition of "Let Me Fly" has been part of the choral repertoire for decades. Now he has provided us with a wonderful SSAA arrangement that is the perfect showcase for your women's ensemble. The strength of thes teady, walking-tempo spiritual "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning" comes from the powerful dynamic contrasts and solid choral writing. Features brief descant-style female solos. The optional hand drum adds a rhythmic pulse. "Prayer Of The Children" - This extraordinary work by renowned composer Kurt Bestor has established itself as one of the truly remarkable additions to choral repertoire in the '90s. It has been performed by many of the finest choirs throughout the world. Now Andrea Klouse has scored it for your women's choir.

Songlist: Prayer Of The Children, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Let Me Fly, 'Tis the Gift to Be Simple, Salvation Is Created

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Voicing: SSAA | 7019b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning : SSA : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-28681 : 038081312255

Jay Althouse : Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

The strength of this steady, walking-tempo spiritual comes from the powerful dynamic contrasts and solid choral writing. Features brief descant-style female solos. The optional hand drum adds a rhythmic pulse.

Arranger: Jay Althouse

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28681


Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning : TTBB : Jay Althouse : Sheet Music : 00-28682 : 038081312262

Jay Althouse : Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

The strength of this steady, walking-tempo spiritual comes from the powerful dynamic contrasts and solid choral writing. Features brief descant-style female solos. The optional hand drum adds a rhythmic pulse.

Arranger: Jay Althouse

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-28682


Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning : SATB : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 08703154 : 073999031546

Emily Crocker : Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning

This a cappella spiritual offers energy and excitement through rich choral textures and striking rhythms. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 1:30.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: United States

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703154

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