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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Traditional African American Spiritual

"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (or simply "Motherless Child") is a traditional Negro spiritual. It dates back to the era of slavery in the United States. An early performance of the song dates back to the 1870s by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Commonly heard during the Civil rights movement in the United States,[3] it has many variations and has been recorded widely.

The song is an expression of pain and despair as it conveys the hopelessness of a child who has been torn from her or his parents. Under one interpretation, the repetition of the word "sometimes" offers a measure of hope, as it suggests that at least "sometimes" the singer does not feel like a motherless child.


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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


John Rutter : Feel The Spirit : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : HMB231

John Rutter : Feel The Spirit

This collection of familiar spirituals arranged by John Rutter is beautifully set for mezzo-soprano solo and mixed choir. Each selection can be performed alone, or the collection can be performed as a whole to showcase the rich heritage of the spiritual.

Songlist: Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, I Got a Robe, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, When the Saints Go Marching In

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Voicing: SATB | 9687b | Songbook | $10.95


K. Scott Warren : Three Spirituals : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

K. Scott Warren : Three Spirituals

This lively setting of 'Ain'-a That Good News' is perfect for all choirs looking to energize any church service or concert. A chromatic modulation jump starts each new verse, as the energy and excitement is ratcheted up a notch. The canon in the penultimate verse adds variety to the otherwise homophonic texture, and the music finishes brightly with volume and excitement. Warren rejuvenates 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' by skilfully varying the metre between 7/8 and 6/8 in the refrain and presenting each verse differently. This clever arrangement is perfectly suited for concerts and church services alike. In the haunting and plaintive setting of 'Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,' Warren creatively evokes a stark tone of loneliness and despair with descending chromatic inner voices in the opening. What follows is a rich, reflective harmonic texture filled with chromatic surprises.

Songlist: Ain't That Good News, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9597b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Kari Ala-Pollanen : Negro Spirituals for SA Chorus : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999361216 : 48000691

Kari Ala-Pollanen : Negro Spirituals for SA Chorus

Finnish choral conductor and composer Kari Ala-Pollanen is the director of the acclaimed Tapiola Choir in Finland and is highly regarded thruout Europe. Here is a collection of her arrangements of Negro spirituals for SA chorus.

Songlist: Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Standin' in the Need of Prayer, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , By an' By, Mary Had a Baby, Little David, Babylon's Fallin'.

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Voicing: 2-Part | 9653b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Spirituals : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999218626 : 0634061909 : 08743912

King's Singers : Spirituals

Here for the first time in one collection are well-known traditional spirituals in the King's Singers own performing editions. This third volume in the Colour of Song series contains works from their past repertoire as well as two brand new arrangements. Also includes performance notes for each song.

Songlist: Deep River, Down to the River to Pray, Joshua, Keep in the Middle of the Road, Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Stand Still, Jordan, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6142b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook : 2- and 3-Part : 01 Songbook : 723188900275  : 00-CN0027

Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook

A collection for group singing for all occasions.

Songlist: Alouette, America, America, The Beautiful, Au Clair de la Lune, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, Birch Tree, Blues in the Night, British Grenadiers, Broom, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Cantique de Noel, Careless Love, Charleston, Christmas Is Coming, Cielito Lindo, Come Follow, Come Ye Thankful People, Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon"), Dear Old Girl, Down by the Riverside, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Fine and Dandy, First Nowell, From Ill Do Thou Defend Me, Gal I Left Behind Me, Galway Piper, Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, and more

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Voicing: 2- and 3-Part | Performed by Mitch Miller | 4317b | Songbook | $14.95


Pamela Baskin-Watson : Spirituals & Gospels : Various Voicings : Conductor Score : 805095040012  : 01-ADV4001

Pamela Baskin-Watson : Spirituals & Gospels

The arrangements of these pieces use more jazz-based harmonies, rather than traditional. The effect is fresh and beautiful. Titles include: This Little Light of Mine (SATB) * Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (SATB) * Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (SATB) * I'm Seeking For a City (SATB) * Mah God Is so High (SSAA) * My Soul Has Been Redeemed (SAT).

Songlist: This Little Light of Mine, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, I'm Seeking For a City, Mah God Is so High, My Soul Has Been Redeemed

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Voicing: Various Voicings | 40828b | Conductor Score | $16.95


Various Arrangers : Women's Spirituals Vol 2 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Women's Spirituals Vol 2

Ysaye Barnwell is a member of Sweet Honey in the Rock and the unique stylings and vocal techniques of that famed ensemble are evident in this piece. "Wade in the Watah" borrows from another spiritual, Done Made My Vow, and references the great Harriet Tubman as freedom's guide. The incredible "train effects" are amazing. The broad range of this piece, which occasionally divides into six-part treble, covers the full spectrum from low D to high B! A most impressive entry for contest, festival, or worship. Wade in the Watah will leave listeners in awe! Energetic and electric, this dynamic arrangement of the familiar spiritual, "This Little Light of Mine", will become a favorite of singers and audiences, alike. Tight harmonies and playful syncopation make this piece so much fun, it seems effortless. Altos will love their moment in the spotlight with instructions such as "chesty and raucous," and each vocal part gets its own time to shine. A great concert, contest, or festival selection. Heard here is "Muse," Cincinnati's Womens Choir, Catherine Roma, conductor. " Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" - Rich, chromatic harmonies and a bluesy accompaniment support a fabulous soprano or tenor solo in this mournful spiritual. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child has long been a favorite of choirs and soloists alike, and this soulful arrangement has something for everybody.

Songlist: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Git On Board the Gospel Train, I Hear a Voice A-Prayin', This Little Light of Mine, Wade in the Watah

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Voicing: SSAA | 9296b | Sheet Music | $6.50 | A Cappella


Yale Glee Club Series : Traditional Spirituals : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 073999824155 : 0793546494 : 50482415

Yale Glee Club Series : Traditional Spirituals

The spirituals in this collection have become mainstays in the body of American male chorus literature. Their arrangers, Marshall Bartholomew and Fenno Heath, were conductors of the Yale Glee Club, one of the groups that was central in creating and sustaining the tradition of collegiate male choir singing in America.

Songlist: The Battle Of Jericho, Keep In The Middle Of The Road, In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Guide My Hand, De Animals A-Comin', This Train, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, He's Got The Whole In His Hand, My Lord, What a Mornin', Rise Up, Shepard, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, He Never Said A Mumbalin' Word

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Voicing: TTBB | 9132b | Songbook | $19.95 | A Cappella


Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088616724 : 1458418227 : 00230110

Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - High Voice

25 spirituals arranged by American composer Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949), including: Balm in Gilead, Deep River, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, Wade in the Water, and more.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Balm in Gilead, I Want to Be Ready, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, The Gospel Train, My Lord, What a Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By an'By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Don't You Weep When I'm Gone, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, I Stood on the River of Jordan, Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me, Oh, Didn't It Rain, Sinners, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, 'Tis Me, O Lord, Wade in the Water, Weepin'Mary, You May Bury Me in the East

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Voicing: Solo | 3053b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088616731 : 1458418235 : 00230111

Harry T. Burleigh : 25 Spirituals - Low Voice

A collection of the best-loved spirituals arranged by Harry T. Burleigh. Includes: Balm in Gilead - Deep River - Go Down, Moses, Go - Tell It on the Mountain - Little David, Play on Your Harp - My Lord, What a Mornin' - Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Steal Away - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Wade in the Water - and more. The CD includes piano accompaniments of each piece.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, Balm in Gilead, I Want to Be Ready, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, The Gospel Train, My Lord, What a Mornin', Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, By an'By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Don't You Weep When I'm Gone, Go Down Moses, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, I Stood on the River of Jordan, Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveler, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen, O Rocks, Don't Fall on Me, Oh, Didn't It Rain, Sinners, Please Don't Let This Harvest Pass, 'Tis Me, O Lord, Wade in the Water, Weepin'Mary, You May Bury Me in the East

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Voicing: Solo | 3054b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-27268

Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - High Voice

Don't miss this comprehensive collection of 100 all-time-favorite gospel songs written in "hymn style," 4-part harmony arrangements with chord symbols.

Songlist: By An' By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, De Blin' Man Stood on De Road An' Cried, De Gospel Train, Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel De Spirit, Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Stan' Still Jordan, Wade 'In De Water, Weepin' Mary, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 8590b | Songbook & CD | $22.95


Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-27270

Harry T. Burleigh : Album of Negro Spirituals - Low Voice

One dozen spirituals arranged for solo voice with accompaniment. Preserved in Burleigh's arrangements are the essential characteristics of these songs that generally derived from spontaneous outbursts of intense religious fervor.

Songlist: By An' By, Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, De Blin' Man Stood on De Road An' Cried, De Gospel Train, Deep River, Ev'ry Time I Feel De Spirit, Nobody Knows De Trouble I've Seen, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Stan' Still Jordan, Wade 'In De Water, Weepin' Mary, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 8591b | Songbook & CD | $22.95


J. Rosamond Johnson : Album of Negro Spirituals : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999086348 : 0793553911 : 00008634

J. Rosamond Johnson : Album of Negro Spirituals

Album Of Negro Spirituals Newly adapted and arranged by J. Rosamond Johnson. 26 favorite examples of America's great contribution to the world of music.

Songlist: Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Deep River, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer), Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Go Down Moses, Give Me That Old Time Religion, Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho), Were You There?, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Gospel Train Is Coming, De Band O'gideon, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Goin'to Shout-Over God's Heaven, I Been In De Storm,So Long, I'm A-Rollin', Lis'en To De Lam's, Now Let Me Fly, O Rocks, Don't Fall On Me, Peter, Go Ring-A Dem Bells, Peter On De Sea,Sea,Sea,Sea, Roll, Jordan, Roll!

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Voicing: Solo | 20368b | Songbook | $10.95 | PVG


Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081397634  : 00-35567

Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers

Most vocal teachers have already discovered Jay's extremely popular Folk Songs for Solo Singers collections. And now, Alfred is excited to offer another for vocal students and their teachers! American Folk Songs for Solo Singers includes an excellent variety of solo material for recitals, concerts, and contests, available in two voicings.

Songlist: Bright Morning Stars , Down in the Valley to Pray, Honey Babe , How Can I Keep from Singing?, My Lord, What a Mornin', Nine Hundred Miles, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Girl , Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 7258b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081397603  : 00-35564

Jay Althouse : American Folk Songs for Solo Singers

Most vocal teachers have already discovered Jay's extremely popular Folk Songs for Solo Singers collections. And now, Alfred is excited to offer another for vocal students and their teachers! American Folk Songs for Solo Singers includes an excellent variety of solo material for recitals, concerts, and contests, available in two voicings.

Songlist: Bright Morning Stars , Down in the Valley to Pray, Honey Babe , How Can I Keep from Singing?, My Lord, What a Mornin', Nine Hundred Miles, Old Joe Clark, Pretty Little Girl , Shenandoah, Simple Gifts, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child , Sun Don't Set in the Mornin', The Water Is Wide

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Voicing: Solo | 7260b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


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


Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (High Voice) : Solo : Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999529364 : 063402115X : 00740132

Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (High Voice)

Features 10 spirituals as interpreted by acclaimed conductor and arranger Moses Hogan.

Songlist: He Never Said A Mumblin Word, My Good Lord's Been Done Here, Were You There?, He's Got the Whole World in his Hands, Give Me Jesus , Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Door, Let Us Break Bread Together, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Walk Together Children, Where You There?, Deep River

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Voicing: Solo | 3346b | Songbook | $16.98 | Voice and Piano


Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (Low Voice) : Solo : Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999317169 : 0634021168 : 00740133

Moses Hogan : Deep River Songbook (Low Voice)

Features 10 spirituals as interpreted by acclaimed conductor and arranger Moses Hogan.

Songlist: He Never Said A Mumblin Word, My Good Lord's Been Done Here, Were You There?, He's Got the Whole World in his Hands, Give Me Jesus , Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Door, Let Us Break Bread Together, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Walk Together Children, Where You There?, Deep River

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Voicing: Solo | 3347b | Songbook | $16.98 | Voice and Piano


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


Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999361810 : 0634098462 : 00000392

Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - Low Voice

Fresh arrangements for first-year voice students, with intermediate level piano parts. Spirituals are for all singers, representing a significant part of American folk music. Beyond educational use, it goes without saying that spirituals make excellent church solos.

Songlist: Balm in Gilead, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, The Gospel Train, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Jacob's Ladder, Let Us Break Bread Together, Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, Mary Had a Baby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 5143b | Songbook & CD | $16.95


Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - High Voice : Solo : Songbook & CD : 073999922769 : 0634098454 : 00000391

Richard Walters : 15 Easy Spiritual Arrangements - High Voice

Fresh arrangements for first-year voice students, with intermediate level piano parts. Spirituals are for all singers, representing a significant part of American folk music. Beyond educational use, it goes without saying that spirituals make excellent church solos.

Songlist: Balm In Gilead, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, The Gospel Train, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Jacob's Ladder, Let Us Break Bread Together, Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, Mary Had a Baby, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, This Little Light of MIne, Were You There?

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Voicing: Solo | 5146b | Songbook & CD | $16.95


Richard Walters (editor) : The Boy's Changing Voice : Solo : Songbook : 884088922856 : 1480352373 : 00121394

Richard Walters (editor) : The Boy's Changing Voice

20 selections, art songs and folksong arrangements, with a limited vocal range of one octave, chosen especially for the adolescent boy's voice during its change from a higher treble register. The complete range of the book falls between the F below middle C to the G above middle C.

Songlist: Simple Gifts, Aura Lee, The Jolly Miller, Barbara Allen, The Erie Canal, All Through the Night, Shenandoah, It was a lover and his lass, I Gave My Love a Cherry, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Bendemeer's Stream, Bill Groggin's Goat, Bury Me No on the Lone Prairie, Come again, sweet love, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, The lark in the Morn, Pastime With Good Company, The Rambling Silor, The Silver Swan, The Streets of Laredo

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Voicing: Solo | 2555b | Songbook | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Soprano : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666521 : 1495088537 : 50600846

Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Soprano

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Tenor and Baritone/Bass song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Children, American Lullaby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Longing, Mother, I Can Not Mind My Wheel, This Little Rose, The Green Dog, The Lass From The Low Countree, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, It's All I Have To Bring (Bacon), The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4497b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Mezzo-Soprano : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666538 : 1495088545 : 50600847

Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Mezzo-Soprano

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Tenor and Baritone/Bass song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Children, American Lullaby, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Longing, Mother, I Can Not Mind My Wheel, This Little Rose, The Green Dog, The Lass From The Low Countree, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, It's All I Have To Bring (Bacon), The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4498b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Tenor : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666545 : 1495088553 : 50600848

Various : American Art Songs for the Progressing Singer - Tenor

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Tenor and Baritone/Bass volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto song lists

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Sea, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, The Colorado Trail, Across The Western Ocean (Five Sea Chanties, No. 3), Brother Will, Brother John (Sacco), Shenandoah, Hey Nonny-No!, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, Cabin, The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4499b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : American Art Songs for the Progessing Singer - Baritone/Bass : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680666552 : 1495088561 : 50600849

Various : American Art Songs for the Progessing Singer - Baritone/Bass

The vocal and musical abilities of high school and college singers have guided the song choices in this series. These volumes introduce classical voice students to American art song, with some of the most often studied music in the genre. The Tenor and Baritone/Bass volumes have the same song list, but in different keys. The same is true of the Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano/Alto song lists.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute, The Sea, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, The Colorado Trail, Across The Western Ocean (Five Sea Chanties, No. 3), Brother Will, Brother John (Sacco), Shenandoah, Hey Nonny-No!, Loveliest Of Trees, The Daisies, Cabin, The Shepherd, Where The Music Comes From

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Voicing: Solo | 4500b | Songbook & Online Audio | $16.95 | 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 : The Student Singer - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088590697 : 1458411249 : 00230104

Various Arrangers : The Student Singer - High Voice

This collection for progressing students includes art songs, as well as arrangements of folksongs and spirituals.

Songlist: Greensleeves, Jacob's Ladder, All Through the Night, Shenandoah, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Bright is the ring of words (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), The Call (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), Come again, sweet love (JOHN DOWLAND), The Gospel Train, How Can I Keep from Singing, How happy art thou (HENRY LAWES), I attempt from love's sickness (HENRY PURCELL), I Gave My Love a Cherry, It was a lover and his lass (HENRY PURCELL), Jack and Joan (THOMAS CAMPIAN), My Lord, What a Mornin', Now Is The Month Of Maying, Nymphs and Shepherds (HENRY PURCELL), Pastime With Good Company, The Silver Swan (ORLANDO GIBBONS), Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Spring Sorrow (JOHN IRELAND), This Little Light of Mine, Weep you no more (ROGER QUILTER), What if I never speed? (JOHN DOWLAND)

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Voicing: Solo | 3068b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : The Student Singer - Low Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 884088590703 : 1458411257 : 00230105

Various Arrangers : The Student Singer - Low Voice

This collection for progressing students includes art songs, as well as arrangements of folksongs and spirituals.

Songlist: Greensleeves, Jacob's Ladder, All Through the Night, Shenandoah, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Bright is the ring of words (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), The Call (VAUGHAN WILLIAMS), Come again, sweet love (JOHN DOWLAND), The Gospel Train, How Can I Keep from Singing, How happy art thou (HENRY LAWES), I attempt from love's sickness (HENRY PURCELL), I Gave My Love a Cherry, It was a lover and his lass (HENRY PURCELL), Jack and Joan (THOMAS CAMPIAN), My Lord, What a Mornin', Now Is The Month Of Maying, Nymphs and Shepherds (HENRY PURCELL), Pastime With Good Company, The Silver Swan (ORLANDO GIBBONS), Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Spring Sorrow (JOHN IRELAND), This Little Light of Mine, Weep you no more (ROGER QUILTER), What if I never speed? (JOHN DOWLAND)

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Voicing: Solo | 3069b | Songbook & 1 CD | $16.95 | Voice and Piano


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


Individual Folios

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : TTB : Traditional : Traditional : Songbook : BL916

Traditional : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

This well-known 19th century spiritual is now offered as a beautiful and sensitive setting for T(T)B men's choir (optional second tenor part). Haunting and lovely, it is sure to showcase any male ensemble in a concert or festival setting. Also available as Unison/Optional Two-part (BL689) and in the treble solo book Let Nature Sing (BLB08).

Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| BL916


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : SSAA : Rosephanye Powell : Sheet Music : 00145528 : 888680065836

Rosephanye Powell : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Rosephanye Powell released a gripping arrangement for mixed voices in 2004 that has enjoyed steady use. This SSAA arrangement remains true to the unique qualities of the previous voicing - heart-wrenching harmonies and soulful blue notes that mourn gracefully. The inclusion of the two brief West African texts adds years of history and depth to this somber Spiritual. The surprising Picardy ending provides a pleasant reassurance. Medium difficulty.

Arranger: Rosephanye Powell

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00145528


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08740006 : 073999810585

Roger Emerson : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

In the powerful tradition of Roger Emerson's contemporary spiritual settings, this work is ideal for contest and festival occasions. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740006


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : Unison : Ken Berg : Sheet Music : 08745000 : 073999678932

Ken Berg : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Simple unison singing is complemented by a jazz-flavored piano accompaniment. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20

Arranger: Ken Berg

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745000


Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child : SSAA : Nina Gilbert : Traditional : Sheet Music : 35020869

Nina Gilbert : Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

Arranger: Nina Gilbert | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35020869

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