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Wade In The Water

Music by John Wesley Work

"Wade in the Water" is the name of a spiritual first published in New Jubilee Songs as Sung by the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1901 by John Wesley Work II and his brother, Frederick J. Work. It is associated with the songs of the Underground Railroad. The song relates to both the Old and New Testaments. The verses reflect the Israelites' escape out of Egypt as found in Exodus 14. The chorus refers to healing: see John 5:4, "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."

"Wade in the Water" is one of the songs featured in Alvin Ailey's 1960 signature ballet, Revelations.[5] One version of the song performed by The Staple Singers became a part of the civil rights movement in the US. "Wade in the Water" was a popular instrumental hit in 1966 for the Ramsey Lewis Trio, which prompted further instrumental recordings by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and Billy Preston in 1967. The melody was used for the 1988 Tony! Toni! Toné! hit, "Little Walter". The version by Golden Gate Quartet appears on the 2009 compilation album Bad Seeds - Nick Cave: Roots & Collaborations.



Wade In The Water

Wade In The Water

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Sweet Honey In The Rock perform "Wade in the Water" during sound check at Koerner Hall in Toronto. This performance was shot for an episode of "God's Greatest Hits" on Vision TV.


Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

Voicing: SATB


Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

Voicing: SSA


Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water

This a cappella arrangement of the traditional spiritual pulses with rhythmic energy in this setting for mixed voices and baritone soloist. Vivid contrasts, layered vocal phrases and varied textures make this a superb showcase for choirs in church, school and community.

Voicing: SATB



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Barrie Carson Turner : Just Voices - Gospel : SSA. / SAT : 01 Songbook : 884088627454 : 1846099293 : 14041563

Barrie Carson Turner : Just Voices - Gospel

Ten easy three-part a cappella arrangements of inspirational songs, for either SSA or SAT choirs, with a piano part for convenient rehearsal. All of these rousing pieces are presented in new arrangements by Barrie Carson Turner. Bringing together ten timeless songs of faith, celebration and inspiration, Just Voices: Gospel is an ideal introduction to mastering the a cappella style. Perfect for your next concert or as a fun treat for your choir.

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Down By The Riverside, Lean On Me , Let It B, O Happy Day!, Redemption Song, Soon And Very Soon, Standing In The Need Of Prayer, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In The Water

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Voicing: SSA. / SAT | 7264b | Songbook | $14.95 | A Cappella


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


Brenda Rattray : The Joy of Singing : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : 9780571524396 : 12-0571524397

Brenda Rattray : The Joy of Singing

The Joy of Singing is for teachers and leaders in elementary schools, high schools, youth groups and churches who would like to build a singing community. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience, the 20 songs in this book will bring variety and confidence to your choir - regardless of whether you read music notation. Featuring: Unison songs, simple part-singing and four or more parts, Arrangements of well-known spirituals, Original songs in a range of styles, including African and gospel influences, Material ideal for elementary - intermediate choirs, Detailed teaching notes on each song, including discussion points and extension activities, Warm-ups , Audio backing and performance tracks on 2 CD's , PDF of lyrics included on CD for easy printing.

Songlist: Warming Up, Teaching the Songs, How to "Find a Harmony", Pattern in the Song, Keep the Rhythm, Work of Art, Tue Tue, Isn't It Nice, Flutter, Flutter, Miss Jones, Heartfelt Praise, They Took Her Child, Help Me To Change, Oo E Chi Wamma, Iye Iya, Babethandaza, What Will It Take?, I Feel Your Pain, Kumbaya, Joy, Swing Down Sweet Chariot, Wade in the Water, Rocka My Soul

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7305b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $59.95


Cathy Delanoy : 8 Steps to Harmonization : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 888680041878 : 1495008614 : 35030101

Cathy Delanoy : 8 Steps to Harmonization

Lay the foundation for successful part-singing with this unique and valuable resource designed to aid music teachers by providing a step-by-step path for teaching young choirs how to sing harmony, building a bridge that transitions between elementary and high school music reading. Perfect for middle school, this resource can be easily adapted for younger and older singers. Each step in this book offers several songs that will give choirs the practice they need to master each type of harmonization. The enclosed CD-ROM includes mp3 recordings of piano accompaniments and PDFs of the piano/vocal scores for projection or printing. The progressive steps used to teach harmonization involve these familiar song styles: unison, ostinato, echo songs, descants, partner songs, rounds, polyphonic songs and homophonic songs.

Songlist: Sarasponda, Gloria, All Through The Night, This Old Hammer, African Noel, Mary Ann, Water Is Wide, I Love The Mountains, Wade In The Water, When The Saints Go Marching In, Au Clair De La Lune, Tina Singu (Sing It!), Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Zum Gali Gali, Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho), Shenandoah, More We Get Together, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Every Night When The Sun Goes Down, Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?), Spring Has Come, Coffee/With Laughter/All Things Shall Perish, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel/There's A Little Wheel A Turnin', Good Night Ladies/Someone's In The Kitchen, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/All Night, All Day, When The Saints/This Train, Missus O'Grady, The Little Bells Of Westminster, Where Is John?, Farewell Dear, and more

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4252b | Songbook & 1 CD | $49.95


Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities) : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 073999702538 : 063403345X : 09970253

Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities)

Based on the 5-tone pentatonic scale, here is a creative collection of folksong partners for voice and piano arranged by music specialist, Cristi Cary Miller. These well-crafted arrangements incorporate simple Orff accompaniments and vocal ostinati for instant harmonic fun! Planning and preparation will be a breeze with the easy-to-follow teaching plans, movement suggestions and a variety of innovative activities. Reproducible songsheets are an added bonus! Available: Teacher's Manual. For Gr. 2-6.

Songlist: Oh Won't You Sit Down?, Good News, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Goodbye, Old Paint, This Old Hammer, In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Wade In The Water, Chatter With The Angels, Heave Ho Me Laddies, Josey, Pentatonic Partners, Sing All Along The Way, Yonder Mountain, The Old Ark's A-Moverin', One More River, Pretty Saro, This Train, Charlie, Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza), Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Sandy Land, Land Of The Silver Birch, Cape Cod Chantey, Cedar Swamp, The Crawdad Hole, Hurry Up, Liza Jane, Shake That Little Foot, Sun Don't Set In The Mornin', My Horses Ain't Hungry

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2758b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


Jonathan Strommen Campbell : <span style="color:red;">Wade in the Water</span>: Easy Choral Music for All Ages : 2-Part : Songbook : 9780800678616

Jonathan Strommen Campbell : Wade in the Water: Easy Choral Music for All Ages

This dynamic collection of two-part and three-part choral music is sure to be a favorite! Ideal for youth or adult choirs with limited rehearsal time or small numbers, this collection of fifteen pieces offers a wide variety of styles including spirituals, folk songs and original contemporary tunes. All selections feature keyboard accompaniment and select pieces have downloadable instrumental or percussion parts.

Songlist: Brighter than the Sun, Come, My Way, Come, Now Long Expected Jesus, Hosanna!, I Will Bless You, Lord, Jesus, What a Wonderful Child, Laudate Dominum, Lord, We Sing to You, Maybe the Rain, Now the Green Blade Rises, One Star, Prepare the Royal Highway, The Beauty of Your Holiness, Wade in the Water, Wind of the Spirit

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7748b | Songbook | $9.95


Kirby Shaw : Women's Spirituals Vol 1 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Kirby Shaw : Women's Spirituals Vol 1

The treatment of the classic spiritual 'Wade In The Water" by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. Designed to showcase that special soloist in your choir, "Down By The Riverside" gets an upbeat a cappella treatment that allows for an optional audience sing-/snap-along. John Newton's famous and beloved hymn "Amazing Grace" is perhaps one of the most well-known song in the world. This traditional setting will surely have a profound effect on your singers and audiences. Hold on to your choir robes! The invigorating a cappella adaptation of "Sinner Man", one of the great traditional spirituals, will bring your audience to their feet!

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Wade In The Water, Sinner Man, Down By The Riverside, Plenty Good Room (On the Glory Train)

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Voicing: SSAA | 9013b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | A Cappella


Mary Goetze : Simply Sung : Treble : 01 Songbook : 073999695335 : 49012148

Mary Goetze : Simply Sung

'Simply Sung' is a collection of a cappella arrangements for classroom use through which young singers can develop the ability to maintain a vocal part in a texture of two or more voices. Suitable for the classroom and for beginning treble choirs. It is a supplement to "Music for Children". The author is a Professor of Music at the Indiana University School of Music where she teaches music education courses and directs a vocal ensemble.

Songlist: Wade in the Water, My Good Old Man, Kol Dodi, There's a little wheel a-turnin' in my heart, Dodi Li, Shoo Fly, Shenandoah, The Ole Ark's a-moverin', Shine like a Star in the Morning, The Boll Weevil

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Voicing: Treble | 9438b | Songbook | $12.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 073999437034 : 0634058444 : 08743703

Moses Hogan : Feel The Spirit

With a foreward by Andre Thomas, this collection of Moses Hogan spiritual arrangements is a welcome addition to any director's library and is a fitting tribute to to this great American composer and conductor. Includes: Ain't That Good News, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Joshua (Fit the Battle of Jericho), My Soul's Been Anchored in De Lord, Ride the Chariot, This Little Light of Mine, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace and 26 more.

Songlist: Abide With Me, Ain't That Good News, The Battle of Jericho, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Do Lord, Remember Me, Down By the Riverside, Elijah Rock, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, God's Gonna Set This World on Fire, Good News, the Chariot's Comin', Great Day, Hear My Prayer, I Can Tell the World, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, I Got a Robe, I Know the Lord's Laid His Hands on Me, I Stood on the River of Jordan, I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, I Want to Be Ready, I Want to Thank You, Lord, I'm Gonna Sing 'til the Spirit Moves in My Heart, Jesus Lay Your Head in the Window, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Lord, I Want To Be A Christian, My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord, Oh Mary, Don't You Weep Don't You Mourn, Ride the Chariot, Standing in the Need of Prayer, Steal Away, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 2833b | Songbook | $18.95 | A Cappella


Moses Hogan : Steal Away : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999444742 : 08744474

Moses Hogan : Steal Away

The inimitable Moses Hogan created stunning arrangements of many spirituals during his all too brief lifetime. In this new collection, seasoned church music arranger John Purifoy has edited five of Hogan's arrangements from their original multi-layered voicings to SATB with piano accompaniment, making them completely accessible to all sizes of choirs. Titles include Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?, Down by the Riverside, Steal Away, Wade in the Water and We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace.Available separately: SATB, Preview CD and Preview Pak (one book and one Preview CD).

Songlist: Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), Wade In The Water, We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace, Down By The Riverside, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel

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Voicing: SATB | 4245b | Songbook | $6.95


Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing : Songbook & 2 CDs : Peter Hunt : 0193435490

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks - Young Choirs: A Handbook for Singing

Choir directors will be delighted with Voiceworks, a superb resource for leaders of choral groups aged 11 to 14 ... This handbook covers all the areas a leader needs to know about. A detailed introduction is followed by sections on how to warm up the voice and rehearse. The section on boys' changing voices is particularly useful. The undoubted triumph of the publication is the very approachable material: 60 songs, from unison to four-part harmony.

Songlist: Abeeyo, Adio mama, Allunde, Amazing grace, Amen siakudumisa, Away in a manger, Azikatale, Baby one, Certainly, Lord, Chan mali chan, Da doo ron ron, Didn't my Lord deliver Danuel?, Doubletalk, Drumkit, Drunken sailor, Echo, Elijah Rock, Father, father goodbye, Gaudete, Glowing candle light, Good news!, Green trees, rocky road, Halle halle, halle, Hear the wind, Hepa hepa nay nay, Hey ungua, Hill an' gully rider, I'll fly away, In the bleak midwinter, John Kanaka, and more

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5565b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $53.45


Various : Really Easy Chorals : UNIS/2PT : Songbook & CD : 884088984526 : 9781849384629 : 14041862

Various : Really Easy Chorals

Really Easy Chorals is the easiest introduction to choral singing! Five contrasting songs are arranged for unison singing in a comfortable range with an optional second part.

Songlist: Thank You For the Music, Wade in the Water, Rule the World, The Salley Gardens, The Climb

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Voicing: UNIS/2PT | 4543b | Songbook & CD | $12.95 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Men's Spirituals : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Spirituals

A fine collection of traditional and modern spirituals that are bound to get your group swayin' and a prayin'. These stiring and heartfelt songs will inspire audience and singers alike.

Songlist: In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Keep In The Middle Of The Road, My Lord, What a Mornin', Old Arks A Moverin' / Steal Away, Don't Touch My Garment , Wade in the Water

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Voicing: TTBB | 4408b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Spirituals for Mixed Voices Vol 3 : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Spirituals for Mixed Voices Vol 3

In Witness, the men and women start in a call and response fashion, the next change comes with a fun walkin bass line with the rest of the voices singing beautiful harmonies... this is a fun tune! The rhythmic and expressive setting of the well known Spiritual, 'Rockin' Jerusalem' is a tribute to the work of Dale Warland. This arrangement will make an inspiring concert work for a skilled A Cappella choir. Originally, 'Wade in the Water' was a code song of the African-American slave that cautioned slaves to travel by water on their journey to freedom. Powell's arrangement captures the drama with beautiful harmony and powerful dynamics. The light humming of harmonies that start 'Somebody's Knockin' At Yo' Do'' will give you an idea of how exciting this piece could become, and sure enough it doesn't faulter from that expectation once throughout the song, this is a fantastic arrangement!

Songlist: Witness, Rockin' Jerusalem, Wade in the Water, Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9550b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook : SSAATTBB : 01 Songbook : EP72443

Voces8 : A Cappella Songbook

Eight songs for eight-part vocal groups. The VOCES8 A Cappella Songbook includes many of the group's favorite songs - ranging from folk and classical through spiritual and pop.

Songlist: Feeling Good, Nobody Does It Better, Folksong Medley, Erlkoenig, Shenandoah, Opera Medley , Wade in the Water, The Luckiest

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Performed by Voces8 | 6916b | Songbook | $16.95 | A Cappella


Andy Beck : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 2 Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081150727  : 00-16916

Andy Beck : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 2 Medium Low

Jay Althouse has compiled an outstanding collection of eleven spirituals arranged for solo voice and piano by some of Alfred's finest composers and arrangers. Perfect for recitals, concerts and contests, this compilation includes songs such as "Ezekial'sWheel," "Kum Ba Yah," and more!

Songlist: Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Kum Ba Yah, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Amazing Grace, Climbin' Up The Mountain, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Let Us Break Bread Together, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Rise Up Shepard and Follow

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Voicing: Solo | 9532b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


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


Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081179773  : 00-19811

Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Spirituals

A wonderful variety of 11 favorite spirituals are featured in this new songbook.

Songlist: Gospel Train, Ride the Chariot, Kum Ba Yah , Down by the Riverside, Wade in the Water , Yes, My Lord!, Amazing Grace, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Joshua, Good News!, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

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Voicing: Solo | 5449b | Songbook & CD | $24.95


Jay Althouse : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 1 Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081150710  : 00-16915

Jay Althouse : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 1 Medium High

Jay Althouse has compiled an outstanding collection of eleven spirituals arranged for solo voice and piano by some of Alfred's finest composers and arrangers. Perfect for recitals, concerts and contests, this compilation includes songs such as "Ezekial'sWheel," "Kum Ba Yah," and more!

Songlist: Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Kum Ba Yah, My Lord, What a Mornin', Wade In The Water, Amazing Grace, Climbing Up The Mountain, Little David, Play On Your Harp, Let Us Break Bread Togther, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Rise up Shepard And Follow

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Voicing: Solo | 9530b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


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 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


American Boychoir : Litton Live! The Farewell Concert : 00  1 CD : James Litton

American Boychoir : Litton Live! The Farewell Concert

The American Boychoir, joined by the Resident Training Choir and a 106-voice alumni choir, pay a moving tribute to retiring Litton-Lodal Music Director James Litton.

Songlist: Introit - Requiem aeternam, Hosanna to the Son of David, Locus iste, Ave Maria, Hear my words, ye people, Weep no more, Songs eternity:, Melodys of Earth and Sky, Mighty Songs, Sing Creations Music On, Prayer of the Children, Brothers Sing On, Three African American Spirituals:, Wade in the Water, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, Praise His Holy Name, The Singing Heart

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8733c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Primarily a cappella


American Boychoir : Sing : 00  1 CD : James Litton

American Boychoir : Sing

The American Boychoir showcases its vocal versatility with world music, Americana and rare classical works.

Songlist: Dixit Dominus (Vespers), Kyrie Eleison (Missa St. Leopoldi), Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Missa St. Leopoldi), When Children Sing , O Sing Joyfully (Psalm 81 vv. 1-4), Oh, Had I Jubal's Lyre (Joshua), Hosanna to the Son of David, Hej, Igazitsad!, Fyer, Fyer!, The Willow Song, Still Wie Die Nacht (Calm as the Night), Niska Banja, Alister Mcalpine's Lament, The Paint Box, Four African Songs: Tshotsholoza / Siyahamba / Sivela / Farewell Song, Orange Colored Sky, George Gershwin Medley, Wade in the Water, Elijah Rock, When the Saints Go Marching In, America, The Beautiful

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8734c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Primarily a cappella


BYU Singers : I Believe This Is Jesus : 00  1 CD : Ronald Staheli : JCO37

BYU Singers : I Believe This Is Jesus

This recording continues the intent of the Singers' two earlier CDs, "We Sing of Christ" and "Songs of the Soul," adding another dimension in expressions of love and faith for Jesus Christ in their interpretations of African-American spirituals. There are 21 classic Spirituals here, the title tune, "Were You There" (sung in concert with the BYU Concert Choir and Men's Chorus), Adolphus Hailstork's "Crucifixion," "By and By," "Ain't Got Time to Die," "See What the End Is Gonna Be" (an original by founder/conductor/arranger Ronald Staheli), Moses Hogan's "I Got a Home in-a dat Rock" "Elijah Rock," Didn't My Lord Daniel Deliver" and "The Battle of Jericho," "Shut de Do'," "Let Me Fly" and "Ain't that News." But there's not a weak cut on this recording- "I Believe" is upbeat, joyous stuff, one of our favorite recordings by a great chorus!

Songlist: I Believe This Is Jesus, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Were You There?, Crucifixion, By and By, Steal Away, Ain't Got Time To Die, See What the End Is Gonna Be, I got a Home in-a dat Rock, Shut de Do', Let me Fly, Rock-a My Soul, Witness, Black Sheep, Little Innocent Lamb, Wade in the Water, Elijah Rock, Is a Light Shinin' in the Heavens, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ain't that News, The Battle of Jericho

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7514c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Chanticleer : Portrait : 00  1 CD : Joseph Jennings : 49702

Chanticleer : Portrait

In celebration of its 25th anniversary as "an orchestra of voices," the 12 talented men who are San Francisco-based Chanticleer bring us this marvelous retrospective sampling from its rich discography of recordings. In 1978, Louis Botto, a graduate student in medieval and Renaissance music, wanted to hear the music he was studying performed live (a rarity at the time), and gathered a group of singers from the SF Symphony Chorus and Grace Cathedral Choir. They chose the name "Chanticleer" from the clear-singing rooster from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." The early years were difficult, but the group's reputation grew enough by 1991 to make all 12 members full-time employees. There are 19 gems from some of the many Chanticleer CDs that grace our catalog, and it's hard to pick favorites. Those who favor their flawless singing accompanied, we would recommend Ignacio de Jerusalem's "Hymn: Quem Terra Pontus Sidera," "Recessional: Angelicas Milicias" by Manuel de Sumaya, and Mercer & Arlen's "Blues in the Night." For a cappella, we like the Gregorian chant "Ave Maria," Tomas Luis de Victoria's "Alma Redemptoris Mater," Bernard Rands' "This Heart That Flutters Near My Heart," Chen Yi's "Wild Grass," Stephen Foster's "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (arr. by Gene Puerling), Michael McGlynn's "Dulaman," "Spanish Carol," "Wade in the Water"--frankly, we could list them all! A well-chosen "best of" of one of our favorite choral groups. Highly recommended!

Songlist: Hymn: Quem Tera Pontus Sidera, Ave Maria, Alma Redemptoris Mater, The Angel Cried Out, Recessional: Angelicas Milicias, Wherewithal Shall A Young Man, Love Is A Beautiful Dream, This Heart That Flutters Near My Heart, Wild Grass, Labbra Vermiglie E Belle, Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, Dulaman, Shenandoah, Spanish Carol, Love Is Letting Go, Blues In the Night, Wade in the Water, We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace, Christmas Time Is Here

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Chicago A Cappella : Bound For Glory : 49282

Chicago A Cappella : Bound For Glory

New settings of African-American Spirituals!

Songlist: I Want to be Ready, Hear de Lambs a-cryin, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, I Want Jesus to Walk with Me, Sistah Mary, Save Me, Lord!, Great Day, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Go Down 'n the Valley and Pray!, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, Wade in the Water, This Train, Little David (Old Testament Spirituals), Daniel, Moses, Joshua (Old Testament Spirituals), Go Down Moses, Roll, Jordan, Roll!, Give me Jesus, Way over in Beulah-lan'

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Cuesta College Chamber Singers : L'amour de moi : 00  1 CD

Cuesta College Chamber Singers : L'amour de moi    onsale

Songlist: L'amour de moi, With A Lily in Your Hand, Shenandoah, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, In Time of Daffodils, Wade in the Water, Water Night, Nelly Bly, At the River, Five Hebrew Love Songs, I've Been In the Storm So Long, Witness

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Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes : Get On Board : 00  1 CD : 022211701729 : SPC7017.2

Dorothy Love Coates & The Original Gospel Harmonettes : Get On Board

The mid-40s through the 1950s has come to be regarded as the Golden Age of African-American Gospel music. Specialty Records, founded by Art Rupe in 1946 was one of the first companies to nurture this creative flowering, and it remained at the forefront of the genre. The Pilgrim Travelers, the Soul Stirrers, Sister Wynona Carr, Brother Joe May, Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes, the Original Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Swan Silvertones are a few of the giants of the Golden Age discovered and featured by Art Rupe on Specialty. "Get On Board" has 24 Gospel hits, all accompanied, most of which highlight Dorothy's Rockin' Soul, foot-tapping Revival-style leads, and her Harmonettes sing sweet and solid background harmonies. On stage Dorothy would leap and lunge, a ferociously animated performer and an astonishing lyricist who composed a dozen Gospel standards. A few favorites are "Get Away Jordan," "Rest for the Weary," "Deliver Me," "No Hiding Place" (which was featured in the movie "Ghost'"), "Old Gospel Train," "Plenty Good Room," "Waiting for Me," "I Wouldn't Mind Dying," the title tune and the final cut "That's Enough," but every cut here is an inspiration and a revelation. We look upon Dorothy Love Coates as an early Aretha, who also began her career singing Gospel, and if you love authentic Gospel, Get On Board this one!

Songlist: Peace Be Still, Glory to His Name, I'm Sealed, Get Away Jordan, Rest for the Weary, Deliver Me, Oh My Lord, Lead Me, Heavenly Father, Old Gospel Train (The Next Stop Is Mine), Get on Board, The Railroad, Plenty Good Room, Sometime, No Hiding Place, Waiting For Me, Wade in the Water, I Wouldn't Mind Dying, I'll Be With Thee, He's Calling Me, Untitled Instrumental, Thank You Lord For Using Me, These Are They, 99 1/2, That's Enough

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Fisk Jubilee Singers : In Bright Mansions : 00  1 CD : Paul T. Kwami : 78762

Fisk Jubilee Singers : In Bright Mansions

Fisk University, originally the Fisk Free Colored School, was founded in Nashville, TN right after the Civil War, by northern missionaries. The school treasurer, a Gettysburg veteran named George White, loved music, and was moved by the slave hymns he would sometimes overhear in the refugee camps, but it was difficult to get his young students to sing them, as they were associated with slavery and things best forgotten. George began collecting and arranging these "secret songs," with the help of his secretary, Ella Sheppard, who brought him "O Freedom" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," lullabies her mother had taught her. In time, White and Sheppard collected over a hundred songs. In 1871, Fisk was on the brink of financial collapse, and George White took a group of young singers on the route of the Underground Railroad, hoping to "sing into the hearts" of the people and raise money to save the school. At first enduring racism and indifference, the group finally found some success in Ohio, and then made it to New York, where Henry Ward Beecher, in his Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, was so moved by their singing he commanded his wealthy parishioners to give generously to the Jubilee's cause. Suddenly the churches of metropolitan New York opened their doors to them, and people rushed to hear "the genuine soul music of the slave cabins, before the Lord led his people out of the house of bondage." This began a series of successful tours, to Britain, Europe and all over the United States that finally exhausted the young singers, yet raised enough to erase Fisk's debt and build beautiful new campus buildings. 18 authentic songs, some of our favorites: "Down By The Riverside," "De Gospel Train," "Were You There," "Rockin' Jerusalem," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," "I'm Got A Home In-A Dat Rock," and the title tune. The CD cover and liner notes are actually a small book, with great old photos and the amazing story of the Fisk Singers. And, this is an "Enhanced" CD--if you load it into your computer's CD player, you can see a nicely-done visual presentation of the group's history with many photos, as well as photos and info from the recording session--very cool. Recommended.

Songlist: I'm Gonna Sing Till the Spirit Moves, Poor Man Lazrus, Down By the Riverside, Lord, I'm Out Here On Your Word, De Gospel Train, Were You There?, Rockin' Jerusalem, Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, I Been in the Storm, Soon-Ah Will Be Done, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Hold On, There Is A Balm in Gilead, Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord, Wade in the Water, Ride On, Jesus, I'm Got A Home In-A Dat Rock, In Bright Mansions

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Kantorei : The Road Home - Folk Songs and Spirituals : 00  1 CD : Richard Larson

Kantorei : The Road Home - Folk Songs and Spirituals

Denver-based 36 mixed-voice semiprofessional choir Kantorei has grown from a group of six friends singing carols in 1997 to a respected group that has appeared at Carnegie Hall for the National ACDA Conference, and been conducted by Rene Clausen in a premiere performance of his work. Esteemed director Richard Larson has been a major factor in the group's rise. "Home" is the group's fifth very good CD, and is a collection of 21 folk songs and spirituals. Picking favorites is not easy, there are excellent solos on "Let Me Fly ," "Dere's No Hidin' Place," "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel " and "City Called Heaven." Folk tunes "Black is the Color," "Danny Boy," and "Wearing of the Green " are wonderful. And we can't forget the four tunes arranged by the late Moses Hogan, "The Battle of Jericho" "You Better Min' How You Talk ," "I Can Tell the World" and "My Soul's Been Anchored." Another winner for Kantorei! Recommended.

Songlist: Let Me Fly, Dere's No Hidin' Place, Oh, Shenandoah, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Black is the Color, If I Got My Ticket, My Lord, What a Mornin', The Battle of Jericho, You Better Mi' How You Talk, I Can Tell the World, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, City Called Heaven, I Got Shoes, I Believe This Is Jesus, Danny Boy, Wearing of the Green, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Amazing Grace, God Is Seen, Wade in the Water, My Soul's Been Anchored

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Luther College Nordic Choir : Everlasting God : 00  1 CD : Craig Arnold : LCRNC07-2

Luther College Nordic Choir : Everlasting God

Following in the very large footsteps, and the 57-year tenure of Weston Noble at Decorah, IA's Luther College, Dr. Craig Arnold returned to serve as director of choral activities, conductor of the Nordic Choir, and professor of music at Luther. "Everlasting God" is a spirited collection of 20 songs, which highlight the rich, powerful sound of this great choir. Rene Clausen's "Laudate," two selections from Herbert Howells' "Requiem," the wonderful 6-part "Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 52" by Brahms, the Stephen Paulus-arranged traditional hymn, "We Gather Together," the 2-part "The Lord is the Everlasting God" by Kenneth Jennings, Ola Gjeilo's haunting "Ubi Caritas," the heart-tugging "Danny Boy" and the spiritual "Wade in the Water" are favorites. There is some light piano and organ accompaniment. Luther College places a focus and emphasis on music instruction and performance found in few other institutions, and that's why we consistently hear recordings of the highest quality-the Nordic Choir is simply one of the best in the world!

Songlist: Laudate, If Ye Love Me, Psalm 23, Requiem aeternam, My Spirit Sang All Day, Liebeslieder Waltzer, op. 52, Rede Madchen, Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut, Wie des Abends schone Rote, Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen, Sieh', wie ist die Welle klar, Es bebet das Gestrauche, We Gather Together, The Lord is The Everlasting God, Movement I, Movement II, O Day Full of Grace, In Paradisum, Ubi Caritas, Danny Boy, Wade in the Water, O Lord God

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Millikin University Choirs : From The Heart : 00  1 CD : Guy Forbes

Millikin University Choirs : From The Heart

The choir is an auditioned mixed ensemble of 36-42 voices. The choir was created in 2000 for the study, performance, and recording of "gems" from the standard choral repertoire. This CD is a sampling of the repertoire the choir has performed over the last five years. Chamber Chorale is one of two touring choirs at Millikin. The group conducts an annual tour of the Midwest in January with occasional travel to other parts of the country. The Chorale, together with five other traditional choirs forms the core of the Millikin choral program - a program with over 300 singers, 3 vocal jazz groups, two early music consorts, and a plethora of student-created ensembles.

Songlist: Alleluia, Silent Devotion and Response, Magnificat, Ave Maria, Pilgrims Hymn, Caritas, There Is No Rose, Witness, Set Me As A Seal, Six Dickinson Miniatures - Heart, we will forget him!, Six Dickinson Miniatures - I took my power in my hand, Six Dickinson Miniatures - I died for beauty , Come to Me, My Love, O Shenandoah, Light Hearted Lovers, Wade in the Water, If Music be the Food of Love, Peace I Leave with You

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Milwaukee Choral Artists : Sky-Born Music : 00  1 CD : Sharon A. Hansen : 936

Milwaukee Choral Artists : Sky-Born Music

It is traditional during an anniversary year that a performing ensemble commissions a piece of music in commemoration of that milestone. Milwaukee Choral Artists went a step further by inviting ten composers to write new works for the ensemble - one for each of its ten years. Founded in 1998 as a chamber ensemble comprising professional solo singers, the Milwaukee Choral Artists is one of only a handful of professional women's vocal ensembles in the country. With its signature lush sound, MCA brings a distinctive and varied repertoire of choral and vocal masterworks to audiences throughout the region.

Songlist: Padmapani, Potter's Clay , A Prayer for Peace, Lake Song, Sigh No More, Ladies! , Three Emily Dickinson Song, - Heart, We Will Forget Him!, - Going to Him!, - Wild Nights! , Sky-Born Music, Soft Voices, Sweet Violets, & Rose Leaves, Nahuatl Hymn to the All-Mother , Wade in the Water, The Message

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Moses Hogan Singers : Choral Series 2002 : 00  2 CDs : Moses Hogan : 073999226430 : 08743982

Moses Hogan Singers : Choral Series 2002

This is a double CD featuring 39 stirring arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals by renowned pianist, conductor and arranger Moses Hogan, a leading force in preserving and promoting this incredible music. Picking our favorites is no easy task-all the cuts are beautifully and uniquely arranged, and performed with spirit and style: "Plenty Good Room," "Oh, Mary Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn," "No Hidin' Place," "Walk Together Children," "The Lily of the Valley," "Any How," "The Battle of Jericho," "Wade In The Water," "The Chariot's Comin'," "Great Day," "Elijah Rock," "Who Built The Ark," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Jesus Lay Your Head In the Window," "Go Down Moses" and "His Light Still Shines." A brilliant, moving collection!

Songlist: Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Plenty Good Room, Oh Mary Don't You Weep, Don't You Mourn, Do, Lord, Remember Me, No Hidin' Place, Surely He Died On Calvary, Walk Together Children, My Lord, What a Mornin', Go, Tell it on the Mountain, The Lilly Of The Valley, Any How, Fix me, Jesus, My Good Lord's Done Been Here, The Battle Of Jericho, I'm Gonna Sing Till The Spirit Moves In My Heart, Wade In The Water, I Got A Home In-A Dat Rock, I Got A Robe, I Can Tell The World, Good News, The Charoit's Commin, Great day, Abide With Me, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Hear My Prayer, Elijah Rock, De Blin' Man Stood On De Road n' Cried, Glory, Glory, Glory To The New Born King, Ride On King Jesus, We Shall Walk Thru The Valley In Peace, and more

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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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Notre Dame Glee Club : Vive La Compagnie : 00  1 CD : Daniel Stowe : 7164

Notre Dame Glee Club : Vive La Compagnie

The 40-strong, all-male NDGC brings us a rich, varied collection of 26 songs, ranging from the expected Notre Dame fight songs ("Irish Backs"/"On Down the Line," "You Gotta Be A Football Hero"/Touchdown Star," "Notre Dame, We Hail Thee," "Notre Dame, Our Mother" and "The Notre Dame Victory March"), Folk and Traditional tunes ("Vive l'amour," "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor," "McNamara's Band"/Clancy Lowered the Boom"), "Loch Lomond" and "Danny Boy"), Show tunes {'Tonight," "Seventy-six Trombones") and spirituals ("The Water Is Wide," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," "Wade In the Water," "My Lord, What a Morning" and "Ain'-A That Good News"). Nicely sung, spirited a cappella selections by one of the oldest and most beloved collegiate choruses.

Songlist: Vive I'amour (American Folk Song), Irish Blacks / On Down the Line, You Gotta Be a Football Hero / Touchdown Star, Tonight, On the Banks of the Don, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor, Suo-Gan, McNamara's Band, Loch Lomond, The Water Is Wide, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Wade In the Water, My Lord, What a Mornin', Ain'-A That Good News, If Ye Love Me, Trinklied, Nine otpushchayeshi, Spaseniye sodelal, Trouble, Sadder But Wiser, Seventy-Six Trombones, Danny Boy, Notre Dame, We Hail Thee, Notre Dame, Our Mother, The Notre Dame Victory March, Ain'-A That Good News

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Pacific Boychoir : That Promised Land : 00  1 CD : Kevin Fox

Pacific Boychoir : That Promised Land

The elite Troubadors of Oakland's Pacific Boychoir Academy are joined by Continuum, a group of former boy choristers whose voices have changed, and soloist Jonathon Hampton, to sing this strong collection of 19 African-American spirituals, directed by Kevin Fox. Favorites are "Ain't Got Time to Die," "City Called Heaven," "Precious Lord" and "Wade in the Water," all of which features Hampton's smooth countertenor; "Over Yonder," which features soloist Jacob Wilson; "Deep River," "The Battle of Jericho" and "Hear My Prayer." There is some light accompaniment. The soloists contrast nicely with the Troubadors' sweet, high background vocals, particularly Hampton's rich leads. A special, beautifully performed collection!

Songlist: I Open My Mouth, Little David, Play On Your Harp, All My Trials, Take My Mother Home, Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Witness, There Is A Balm In Gilead, Ain't Got Time To Die, Precious Lord, I Stood On The River Of Jordan, Deep River, City Called Heaven, Over Yonder, The Storm Is Passing Over, Wade In The Water, Ain't That Good News, Praise His Holy Name, The Battle Of Jericho, Hear My Prayer

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Staple Singers : Freedom Highway : 00  1 CD : 886972412023 : 4A724120

Staple Singers : Freedom Highway

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R&B singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914-2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha), Pervis, Yvonne, and Mavis. The family began appearing in Chicago-area churches in 1948, and signed their first professional contract in 1952. During their early career they recorded in an acoustic gospel-folk style with various labels: United Records, Vee-Jay Records, Riverside Records, and then Epic Records in 1965. While the family surname is "Staples", the group used the singular form for its name, resulting in the group's name being "The Staple Singers". This is their 1965 release on Columbia Records now available at a budget price. Most tracks are accompanied.

Songlist: Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Move Along Train, Are You Sure, Wade In The Water, If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again, Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!, The Lord's Prayer, Jacob's Ladder, Why? (Am I Treated So Bad), Praying Time, For What It's Worth, Hammer And Nails, Freedom Highway, What You Gonna Do?, Samson And Delilah, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw, This Train

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Sweet Honey In The Rock : Live at Carnegie Hall : 00  1 CD : FF 106

Sweet Honey In The Rock : Live at Carnegie Hall

What sets this recording apart from others of Sweet Honey is the fact that they develop the songs for much longer than in a studio recording. The singers stay with tunes as long as the spirit moves them. This allows the freedom of responding to the moment, which has always existed among the singers, to be shared with the audience. The audience is wildly enthusiastic. It's great to hear several of the introductions to the songs for Bernice Johnson Reagon is a brilliant teacher and her comments enhance our appreciation of the music immensely. There is a amazing piece of music/theater/song/rap/sound effect which must be heard, for any description beggars the reality of the presentation of a poem by Sonia Sanchez entitled "Letter To Dr. Martin Luther King." Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!

Songlist: Beatitudes, Run, Run, Mourner, Run, Wade in the Water, Drinking of the Wine, Where Are the Keys to the Kingdom?, Dream Songs of Love, Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King, Emergency, Our Side Won, Ode to the International Debt, Are My Hands Clean?, Denko, My Lament, Your Worries Ain't Like Mine, Song of the Exiled, Peace

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Sweet Honey In The Rock : Selections 1976-88 : 00  1 CD : FF 667

Sweet Honey In The Rock : Selections 1976-88

In the spring of 1975 Sweet Honey was performing at a folk festival in Chicago when they were approached by a man who asked if they wanted to make a record. They did. A year later Bruce Kaplan of Flying Fish Records did indeed release the first Sweet Honey record. For a dozen years and eight records Flying Fish recorded and produced the music of Sweet Honey In The Rock. Bruce died in 1992. This set is dedicated to his memory and legacy. Bernice Johnson Reagon compiled and produced a two disc collection from the Flying Fish years. Seventeen tracks on each of the discs and a fine historical booklet make this the item to obtain if you don't have those eight albums and wish a definitive overview of those years which now are being considered 'the early years.'

Songlist: Disc 1, Ella's Song, Wade In The Water, Denko, On Children, Echo, Joan Little, Beatitudes, Peace, Sitting On Top Of The World, More Than A Paycheck, Crying For Freedom In South Africa, They Are All Falling Around Me, Mae Frances, I'm Gon' Stand!!!, Feel Something Drawing Me On, In The Upper Room, Seven Principles, , Disc 2, Testimony, Oughta Be A Woman, Fannie Lou Hamer, Meyango, Run Mourner Run, As Long As I Have Breath In My Body, No Images , Sometime, The Gift Of Love, Biko, and more

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Take 6 : Beautiful World : 00  1 CD : 48003

Take 6 : Beautiful World

Its a beautiful world according to Take 6 and a beautiful body of work for their fans across the board. The 10th offering from the sextet is simply called 'Beautiful World'. Although accompanied by instruments played by the six members themselves, the vocal arrangement shine through like the earlier material that originally gave the group their offical stamp in a cappella. Unlike their last studio CD 'So Cool' which was all original material, this entire project is comprised of Pop, R&B, and gospel standards. 'Wade in the Water' and 'Peace in the Valley' are gospel gems reminiscent of 'Get Away Jordan' and 'Mary dont you Weep'. 'People Get Ready' (Curtis Mayfield) with soaring heights and winding riffs takes you for a whole new ride. 'Lovely Day' (Bill Withers) and 'Loves in Need' (Stevie Wonder) are instantly recognizable, but revamped rethoughtand rearranged in a way that only Take 6 can do. Our favorite is the thought provoking 'Fragile' (Sting) where the haunting melody is kept over lush and thick harmonies you expect to hear from Take 6. Dont be surprised if the 13 new songs from 'Beautiful World' make you a fan all over again.

Songlist: Takin' It To The Street, People Get Ready, Grandma's Hands, Love's In Need Of Love Today, Beautiful World, Don't Give Up, Wade in The Water, Someday We'll All Be Free, Everlasting, Fragile, Peace In The Valley, Street Jam, Lovely Day

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Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 2007 : 00  1 CD

Various Artists : Harmony Sweepstakes 2007    onsale

On a perfect May Saturday night in San Rafael, CA, the sold-out audience witnessed another unbelievable evening of unaccompanied vocal harmony singing. Eight Regional winners were up on stage, singing their hearts out for the fans and the judges, with the National Championship on the line. The best 18 songs of the night, including from local favorites the folk/world female ensemble Solstice with "Wade in the Water" and the dynamic "Kappee." A pair of songs from Audience Favorites Denver's "Face," includes the gritty, powerful rocker "Home," that won them 2nd Place. Three tracks from the evening's winners National Champs from Los Angeles, Moira Smiley & VOCO with the folk tune "Bring Me Little Water, Silvie," "Szerelem" and the lovely, moving "Stand in that River." Other favorites are New York's The Fault Line's "Some Kind of Wonderful;" the Pacific NW's V-Chords' "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing", Boston's Men in Black's "Run Around" and Chicago's Nightwatch's very funny "Defying Gravity." And let us not forget host group 2006 Champions Hi-Fidelity (hey, that's 2 in a row for L.A.!), whose "Enterprise/Sulu Medley" reminds us how brilliant and funny they can be.

Songlist: O Fortuna, Bring Me Little Water, Silvie, Steal My Kisses, Rock Around The Clock, Sugarcane Jubilee, Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing, Wade in the Water, Szerelem, Home, Some Kind of Wonderful, Run Around, Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident), Defying Gravity, Stand in that River, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Enterprise / Sulu Medley, Kappee, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

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Voena : A Cappella World : 00  1 CD : Anabelle Cruz

Voena : A Cappella World

VOENA is a children's choir unique to the United States: children as young as six and as old as 18, multicultural in their backgrounds, living and growing up in America, blending their most natural birth given voices." This is how Annabelle Cruz, Director, describes the choir she has brought together with the hope that they become not just a choir but a family...a VOENA family. The 56-strong mixed choir bring us 26 joyous songs, beginning with their own song, "Voena Story," the marvelous "Prayer of the Children," an original with lively percussion by the Director, "Holy Spirit, Come" (she also wrote the excellent "Scat Play," "Clap Your Hands," and "One Light, One Voice," as well as arranging and writing lyrics for other tunes) and continuing with folk songs and spirituals from the Bantu African, Gaelic, Russian, Filipino, Korean, Ladino, 16th century Spanish, Eastern European Jewish, South African, African American, Hebrew, Japanese, 17th Century German, Guam and Old English traditions. Listening to this fun, spirited stuff gives you hope and inspiration--just what the doctor ordered these days! Some light percussion. Recommended.

Songlist: Prayer of the Children, Holy Spirit, Mede Brebre, Fiona's Lullaby, Birch Tree, O Sifuni Mungu, Arirang, Los Biblicos, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Haida Haida, Scat Play, Siyahamba, Nsa Ni O, Wade in the Water, We Have Come to Tell a Story, Hine Ma Tov, Et Dodim, Dodi Li, Lullaby, German Canon, Bebe, Si Jose, Cuckoo Canon, Clap Yo' Hands, One Light, One Voice

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Voena : Voices of Nations : 00  1 CD : Annabelle Cruz

Voena : Voices of Nations

Benicia, CA's internationally acclaimed children's ensemble Voena (Voices of Eve 'n' Angels) brings us their fourth excellent CD, "Voices of Nations." These 6 to 18-year-olds have an eclectic repertoire that includes originals and arrangements of folk music from all over the world, classical, pop and sacred music, sung in more than 20 different languages. Some favorites on this joyous collection are "Sumbaie," the Macedonian folk song "Prsten Mi Padna, " the West African "Songs From Gahu," the African gem "Uyai Mose," the African American Spiritual "Wade in the Water," the rhymic South African tune "Ipharadisi," a reprise of the French song "Vois Sur Ton Chemin," a wonderful solo on the Disney standard "When You Wish Upon A Star," "Prayer of the Children," the Hebrew folk tune "Dodi Li," the ancient Persian "Massom Massom" and Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata." Some light accompaniment and non-vocal percussion. "Voices" is another beautiful collection from talented, spirited Voena.

Songlist: Voena Story, Hotari Koi, Sumbaie, Prsten Mi Padna, Rhythm Of The Rain, Dark Of The Moon, Songs From Gahu, Uyai Mose, Wade In The Water, Ipharadisi, Wichita Stick Game, A Child Has Come, Vois Sur Ton Chemin, Einini, When You Wish Upon A Star, Prayer Of The Children, Et Dodim, Dodi Li, Massom Massom, Pata Pata

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Wings Over Jordan : Trying to Get Ready : 00  1 CD : 1505

Wings Over Jordan : Trying to Get Ready

Reverend Glynn T. Settle was the originator of the Wings over Jordan Choir (WOJC), which on the public scene in the late 1930s, the first full-time professional black choir in America. Proficient and versatile, during the period 1938 to 1949, the choir performed before sold-out, non-segregated audiences in over 40 American states, 5 European countries, Canada and Mexico. In 1937 the choir inaugurated a successful weekly "Negro Hour" on CBS Radio in Cleveland, reaching 40 million listeners. WOJC's segment of spirituals would be followed by the Southernaires Quartet, and then the Golden Gate Quartet. A songbook was published and over 50 recordings came from this program, performances with major symphonic orchestras and an invitation to sing at the White House. Reverend Settle narrates in this rare collection, saying things like "It's not because I'm a coward and afraid to defend myself that I smilingly take the many abuses forced upon me through life. The fact is, I pity and pray for those who despitefully mistreat me. You may wonder about my attitude. Well, the answer is very simple. I am busy trying to get ready to try on my long white robe." Gospel Friend records is releasing this wonderful collection of 25 authentic spirituals, accompanied by fascinating pictures and text in the liner notes (one of our favorites is several members of the group all dressed up in front of their spanking-new tour bus, "Wings Over Jordan" proudly on the front). There are several spirituals we are hearing for the first time, such as "The Old Ark's A-Movering," "My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race," the joyous "I Just Got Over," "Meet You at the Judgement," "Trampin'," "Over My Head" and others. And then there are tunes we've heard many times, such as "Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham," "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel," "Wade in the Water," "Old Ship of Zion" and "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," but it's as if we are hearing them for the first time. "Trying to Get Ready" is a treat on many levels, from beginning to end. Don't miss this one!

Songlist: Walk Together Children, Rock My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham, Don't Stay Away, I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray, Trying to Get Ready, The Old Ark's A-Movering, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Wade In The Water, I Just Got Over, Meet You at the Judgement, Plenty Good Room, Trampin', Old Ship of Zion, I'm A-Rollin, When You Come out of the Wilderness, My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race, Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Until I Found the Lord, I've Been 'Buked, I'm Going to Sit at the Welcome Table, Over My Head, Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds, Amen, He's All and All to Me

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2526c | 1 CD | $16.95 | A Cappella


World Voices : Celebrating Global Cultures : 00  1 CD : Karle Erickson

World Voices : Celebrating Global Cultures

Founder Karle Erickson directs his 40-strong, mixed-voice World Voices in this collection of 20 powerful songs. The songs are in 3 groups, 5 African-American Spirituals, especially "John Saw Duh Numbuh," "Wade in the Water" and "I've Been 'Buked;" 11 Eastern European tunes, especially "Quis Potest Dicere" by Zdenek Lukas, the lilting "Prsi, prsi," the lovely "Annie, My Sweetheart" and the dramatic "Tambur;" and four African songs, particularly Abraham Adzenyah's harmonic "Wonfa Nyem," Boniface Mganga's "Vamuvamba" and the rhythmic "Zungo." Some accompaniment and percussion, all authentic to the music. We enjoyed every cut of this collection!

Songlist: John Saw Duh Numbuh, Wade In The Water, He Never Failed Me Yet, I've Been Buked, Praise His Holy Name, Bizakodo, Quis Potest Dicere, Ave Verum Corpus, Cantate Domino, Prayer Of The Children, Prsi Prsi, Good Night Beloved, Martin's Homecoming, Annie, My Sweetheart, Za Tou Nasi Storolickou, Tambur , Wonfa Nyem, Vamuvamba, Zungo, Praise The Lord

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8368c | 1 CD | $15.98


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Wade in the Water : Dan Davison : Traditional Spiritual :  1 CD : BL961

Dan Davison : Wade in the Water

Wade In the Water was written specifically to bring success to male choirs of all ages. With comfortable vocal ranges for young tenors and basses, Davison's arrangement has a strong, driving beat, and serves to highlight the male choirs' masculine sound.

Arranger: Dan Davison | Composer: Traditional Spiritual

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| Sheet Music | $2.50 |
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| BL961


Wade In The Water : SSAATTBB : Jim Clements : Voces8 : Sheet Music : EP73267

Jim Clements : Wade In The Water

Arranged by Jim Clements for Worcester Cathedral Chamber Choir and adapted for VOCES8, this is a beautiful song of faith and hope which is as enjoyable to listen to as to sing.

Arranger: Jim Clements Performed By: Voces8

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $4.00 | A Cappella |
EP73267


Wade in the Water : SATB : John Conahan : Sheet Music : 00140714 : 888680040925

John Conahan : Wade in the Water

This a cappella arrangement of the traditional spiritual pulses with rhythmic energy in this setting for mixed voices and baritone soloist. Vivid contrasts, layered vocal phrases and varied textures make this a superb showcase for choirs in church, school and community.

Arranger: John Conahan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140714


Wade in the Water : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154146 : 888680098605

Rollo Dilworth : Wade in the Water

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 00154146


Wade in the Water : SSA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 00154149 : 888680098612

Rollo Dilworth : Wade in the Water

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154149


Wade in the Water : SATB : Stacey V. Gibbs : Sheet Music : 00232930 : 888680679750

Stacey V. Gibbs : Wade in the Water

Stacey Gibbs, the undisputed master of Spiritual arrangements, has produced another winner. Bringing us harmonies and rhythms we didn't even know we wanted, we are charmed by his ideas. A great festival piece, concert closer or encore number, advanced high school choirs, college and community choirs will enjoy this selection. Medium in difficulty.

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.65 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00232930


Wade in the Water : SATB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08552193 : 884088455262

Roger Emerson : Wade in the Water

The subdued opening unfolds into a high energy contemporary setting of the traditional spiritual. Well-crafted vocal lines and accessible call and response harmonies are sure to be a hit with developing choirs! Discovery Level 2. Available separately: SATB, 3-Part Mixed, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552193 | Voicetrax CD Available


Wade in the Water : SATB : Gary Walth : Sheet Music : 08703362 : 884088239084

Gary Walth : Wade in the Water

This setting of the classic spiritual is full of energy and life propelled by powerful rhythms and contemporary jazz-infused harmonies. Easily learned in a short rehearsal time, it will create an emotional impact in performance. Available: SATB. Duration: ca. 4:42.

Arranger: Gary Walth

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703362


Wade in the Water : SATB divisi : Rosephanye Powell : John Wesley Work : Sheet Music : 08739075 : 073999390759

Rosephanye Powell : Wade in the Water

Rosephanye Powell exploded onto the choral market scene with "The Word Was God", and has had a following ever since. This a cappella setting uses divided vocal parts and a rhythmic playfulness that captures a fresh spirit. Her gift is to create music that sounds complex, but is solid for the singers to grasp.

Arranger: Rosephanye Powell | Composer: John Wesley Work

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739075


Wade in the Water : SATB : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08741180 : 073999382389

Moses Hogan : Wade in the Water

Featuring solo with choral accompaniment, this exciting setting captures the true essence and artistry of the spiritual. Available: SATB a cappella. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08741180


Wade in the Water : SATB : K Shaw : Sheet Music : 08742628 : 073999426281

K Shaw : Wade in the Water

This treatment of a classic spiritual by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to work: a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. A winner!

Arranger: K Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742628


Wade In The Water : SSAA : Kirby Shaw  : John Wesley Work : Sheet Music : 08742629 : 073999426298

Kirby Shaw : Wade In The Water

This treatment of a classic spiritual by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. A winner!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: John Wesley Work

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742629


Wade in the Water : TTBB : Kirby Shaw : John Wesley Work : Sheet Music : 08742630 : 073999743388

Kirby Shaw : Wade in the Water

This treatment of a classic spiritual by Kirby Shaw includes the elements that always seem to "work": a soulful solo, supportive choral parts that have their own interest, and new verses that are seamless in the story. A winner!

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: John Wesley Work

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742630


Wade in the Water : 3-Part : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08749732 : 884088325084

Moses Hogan : Wade in the Water

Now your younger choirs can experience the true essence and artistry of this classic Moses Hogan spiritual in a well-crafted accompanied setting. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749732


Wade in the Water : 2-Part : Moses Hogan : Sheet Music : 08749733 : 884088325091

Moses Hogan : Wade in the Water

Now your younger choirs can experience the true essence and artistry of this classic Moses Hogan spiritual in a well-crafted accompanied setting. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Arranger: Moses Hogan

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749733


Wade in the Water : SSAA : Ruth Morris Gray : Sheet Music : 35028166 : 884088615765

Ruth Morris Gray : Wade in the Water

This arrangement of the traditional spiritual is a powerhouse women's selection for your concert! Partner-style singing and full four-part singing go hand-in-hand along with a solo opportunity for your soprano. Available: SSAA; PianoTrax CD.

Arranger: Ruth Morris Gray

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028166


Wade in the Water : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 40323050 : 073999230505

Roger Emerson : Wade in the Water

(Emerson) 3-part Mixed

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40323050


Wade in the Water : SATB divisi : Alexander Lloyd Blake : Alexander Lloyd Blake : Sheet Music : SBMP1223 : 608938360106

Alexander Lloyd Blake : Wade in the Water

Featuring a cool flugelhorn and vocal solo, this colorful rendition of the beloved spiritual is a unique blues gem. This intense and strongly rhythmic arrangement will have your audiences swaying along in their seats.

Composer: Alexander Lloyd Blake

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP1223


Wade in the Water : SAB : Joanna Forbes : Sheet Music : 12-0571538177 : 9780571538171

Joanna Forbes : Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water is a lively and infectious spiritual. Its features include a call-and-response texture, jazz "scat" vocalization and finger clicks on beats 2 and 4 of the measure. This arrangement remains true to the spirit of Eva Cassidy's well-loved version, adapting the instrumental improvisation on the recording to create a fun scat section. Listen to Eva Cassidy's version and aim for the same passion and commitment, allowing the voices as much freedom of expression as is possible in a choral texture. Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.

Arranger: Joanna Forbes

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 12-0571538177

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