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Swing Down Chariot

Traditional African American Spiritual

"Swing Down Sweet Chariot" is a traditional spiritual song, a humorous variation of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Popularised by the Golden Gate Quartet in the 1940s, it was recorded by Elvis Presley for his 1960 album His Hand in Mine, and was re-recorded for his 1969 film The Trouble with Girls. The 1960 version featured backing vocals by The Jordanaires, and the re-recording featured the Mello Men on backing vocals. The version of the song from The Trouble with Girls was reissued in the 2010 boxed set The Complete Elvis Presley Masters, but this time, it features an all-female group singing background vocals. The funk band, Rufus, did a version on their 1974 recording, Rags to Rufus, on ABC records. The six band members: Murphy, Fischer, Khan, Stockert, Belfield, Ciner, are credited with composition.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Close Harmony For Men : <span style="color:red;">Swing Down Chariot</span> : TTBB : Sheet Music : 812817020245 : 00137961

Close Harmony For Men : Swing Down Chariot

A close relationship between the barbershop and gospel quartet styles has been apparent for many years and this arrangement is a fine example. This particular arrangement was made popular by the Vagabonds quartet, 1976 silver medalists. Excellent performance notes included.

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Voicing: TTBB | 8334b | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Barbershop Spirituals : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Barbershop Spirituals

Raise the roof with the vibrant close harmonies found in this fun collection of spiritual favorites! A close relationship between the barbershop and gospel quartet styles has been apparent for many years and these arrangement are fine examples. Spirituals sung in the barbershop style can be very moving for both singers and audiences alike and this collection is highly recommended.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Ride the Chariot, Swing Down Chariot, This Little Light of Mine with Do Lord

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Voicing: TTBB | 2780b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | A Cappella


Ysaye Barnwell : Singing in the African American Tradition : SATB : 01 Songbook & 4 CDs : 073999870626 : 0634000012 : 00740112

Ysaye Barnwell : Singing in the African American Tradition

Anyone who loves to sing will be thrilled by the material on these four CDs! A founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock teaches multiple part-singing - melodies, harmonies, rhythms and counter-melodies - to more than 20 inspiring songs: African chants, spirituals, gospel songs and anthems of the American Civil Rights and African freedom movements. Includes historical data and is perfect for individuals, choirs, church, camp and community groups who want to participate in this uplifting singing tradition.

Songlist: Rhythm, Chants, Chant To Elegba, Somagwaza, Soon I Will Be Done, Steal Away, Balm In Gilead, Sheep, Sheep, The Lord Is My Shepherd, I'll Fly Away, Swing Down Chariot, The Storm Is Passing Over, Sing 'Til The Power Of The Lord Come Down, I Feel Like Going On, We're Marching On To Freedom Land, Dog Dog, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around, Songs Of Resistance And Protest

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock | 6433b | Songbook & 4 CDs | $44.95


Gotcha! : Right Now! : 00  1 CD

Gotcha! : Right Now!

Gotcha represents the next generation of barbershop, placing twelfth in the 1999 Championships in Anaheim. Hailing from Southern California, these fresh-faced lads are known for their intense live performances, galvanizing audiences with their bold and energetic delivery. Their repertoire is strong on barbershop stalwarts such as "For Me and My Gal," "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" and "Jazz Me Blues." The four obviously relish an opportunity for heavy lifting, deploying all their tools of the trade with challenging tags on songs such as "Anytime Medley" and "Hello Mary Lou," the latter arranged by David Wright, musical director and arranger for Ambiance. Indeed, the company that Gotcha is keeping indicates a fine barbershop sensibility, and a connoisseur's taste - listen to their performance of Boston Common's "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World."

Songlist: Jazz Me Blues, Gotta Be on My Way, There Goes My Heart, Anything / I Can't Give You Anything But Love Medley, Hello Mary Lou, Royal Garden BLues, I'll Always Be Mother's Boy, Twelve Days After Christmas, For Me and My Gal, Drifting, My Honey's Loving Arms, I'm Sitting on Top of the World, What'll I Do, Don't Beat the Heart that Loves You, Swing Down Chariot

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5188c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Heart Of Texas Chorus : Inspiration From The Heart : 00  1 CD : Rod Black

Heart Of Texas Chorus : Inspiration From The Heart

Cindy Hansen had been coaching men's and women's choruses and quartets since 1981 when she was a student at Western Michigan University. In 1983 she was asked to coach the West Towns Chorus, who went on to be International Champs. She now has a "who's who" list of gold medal-winning quartets and choruses on her resume. The changes she institutes range from sound and arrangements to creating "visual packages" for the group in performance, and the Heart of Texas Chorus has received many of her "enhansenments." The result is a spirit, a sound, a "juice" that is pure entertainment, but don't take our word for it-listen to the HOTC on these 20 songs: "There's a Meeting Here Tonight," "Operator," Saturday Evening Post's "Gospel Medley," an unbelievable arrangement of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a dynamic "All Rise," Hot Pursuit's arrangement of "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," Vanguard's "When There's Love at Home," HOT Lite's "Ain't a That Good News"... we could go on and on, but we trust that excellence rises to the top in the Barbershop world, so just listen to "Inspiration from the Heart," and become a believer in Cindy Hansen and the men of the Heart of Texas Chorus. One more thing, don't miss bonus tracks "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby" and "I'll Be Seeing You!"

Songlist: There's A Meetin' Here Tonight , Operator, Gospel Medley, All Rise, Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Let There Be Peace On Earth, He's Got The Whole World in His Hands, Swing Down Chariot, When There's Love At Home, Ain't A That Good News, Sweet Hour of Prayer, I Woke Up This Mornin' Feelin' Fine, The Lord's Prayer, God Bless The USA, Auld Lang Syne, Armed Forces Medley, Mississippi Squirrel Revival

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5687c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Notre Dame Glee Club : Under The Dome : 00  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


Two Five Nine : Maximum Music : 00  1 CD

Two Five Nine : Maximum Music

Topic of discussion around the office lately has been 259! Though we aren't sure of the meaning of their name, we are sure that we enjoy listening to what they have to say and how they have to say it! 'Maximum Capacity' is full of energy and originality and these young men will serenade you to the end with their breed of inspirational pop. The voices are completely real in all of their recordings following 259 stringent law of no trickery in the studio, though their voices are so rich in tone and blend so incredibly well together, who needs trickery. Some songs are lightly accompanied with guitar and piano, which we think is just fine. They stand around a few expensive microphones and just sing 'Give me my 259!'

Songlist: 250,000, Deep Brown Eyes, Under the Boardwalk, Highwire, One Last Time, Tomorrow, Stick Figures, John, And Now, A Cappella, Moses, Two Five Nine, Swing Down Chariot, Jericho

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2282c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Swing Down Chariot : SATB : Stacey V. Gibbs :  1 CD : 00144371 : 888680061586

Stacey V. Gibbs : Swing Down Chariot

Here's another outstanding Spiritual arrangement from Stacey Gibbs. Stacey always delivers just what you want to hear plus some delightful surprises that exceed expectations. This one rocks through in 4-parts (with an occasional split) with personality and drive. The final section ramps up and offers the exuberant finish that only Stacey can provide. A good school piece for high school, college and community choirs, it will also work well in church. Medium difficulty.

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.45 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00144371


Swing Down Chariot : SATB : The Vagabonds : The Vagabonds : Sheet Music : 00325465

The Vagabonds : Swing Down Chariot

Arranger: The Vagabonds Performed By: The Vagabonds

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.50 | A Cappella |
00325465


Swing Down Chariot : SSAA : The Vagabonds : Sheet Music : 00325466 : 812817022096

The Vagabonds : Swing Down Chariot

Four-part a cappella harmony SSAA arrangement. Order minimum of 5.

Arranger: The Vagabonds

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00325466

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