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Witness

Traditional African American Spiritual




Witness

Witness

Now available in SAT(B) voicing with flexible tenor & bass parts, this time-tested arrangement is now more accessible than ever. With the finely crafted vocal arranging of Roger Emerson, this powerful spiritual can't miss on your next program. This selection works wonderfully for young voices with its syncopated rhythms and carefully selected vocal ranges. A winner!

Voicing: SATB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Moses Hogan : The Oxford Book of Spirituals : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : Moses Hogan : 0193863049

Moses Hogan : The Oxford Book of Spirituals

African-American spirituals comprise one of the world's greatest and best-loved bodies of music, appealing to both performers and audiences across all boundries. This book is the first anthology to present a comprehensive survey of the genre's reperoire - its principal composers, themes and forums - in a way this is at once stylistally authentic, historically meaningful and intended for practical use both in worship and in concert. Included is a rich array of songs, both familiar and less familiar, arranged by twenty eight of the most significant composers and presented in chronological order from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. The selections illustrate the history of the spiritual as an art form - from the first serious attempts at notation in ways that approximated actual performance styles, through an arrangement by one of today's most exciting composer-arrangers Moses Hogan.

Songlist: Listen To The Lambs, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, My Lord, What a Mornin', Jesus Is A Rock In a Weary Lan', Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Here's One, Let Us Break Bread Together, If I Got My Ticket, Can I Ride?, Little Innocent Lamb, Great Day, Any How, Daniel, Daniel, Servant Of The Lord, Fix me, Jesus, Amen, A City Called Heaven, Were You There?, I Want God's Heaven To Be Mine, The Lilly of The Valley, Keep Your Lamps!, Witness, My Good Lord's Done Been Here, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'round, Glory To The New Born King, By an' By, Look What dey Doin' to Jesus, The Battle Of Jericho, Lord, How Come Me Here?

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 6703b | Songbook | $22.95


Roger Emerson : Spirituals for Two Parts : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : Roger Emerson : 884088500337 : 08751820

Roger Emerson : Spirituals for Two Parts

Five of Roger Emerson's contemporary spiritual settings are crafted for 2-Part voices in a value-packed collection that is perfect for younger choirs in elementary through middle school!

Songlist: All My Trials, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Let Me Ride (Swing Down Chariot), Sinner Man, Witness

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7835b | Songbook | $4.95


Various Arrangers : When the Spirit Says Sing : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : CGC55

Various Arrangers : When the Spirit Says Sing

Hailed by Anton Armstrong as a collection of "practical and accessible arrangements for a variety of voices," When the Spirit Says Sing: Spirituals for Unison/Two-part Voices is an exciting and much-needed spiritual collection by some of Choristers Guild's most beloved composers. The arrangements in this collection have been carefully created in an authentic style true to the original purpose of the traditional spiritual. This reproducible resource is appropriate for singers of any age, be they children, youth, adults, or senior singers. With a beautiful foreword by Anton Armstrong, this book will be an amazing, educational addition to your church, school, or community choir repertoire. All songs are REPRODUCIBLE!

Songlist: Ain'a That Good News, Want Jesus to Walk with Me, Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho, Give Me Oil in My Lamp, We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder, Witness, Sing When the Spirit Says Sing, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Dry Bones

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7921b | Songbook | $49.95


Various Arrangers : Men's Spirituals Vol. 2 : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Men's Spirituals Vol. 2

Experience this fiery work, "Every Time I Feel The Spirit" and "feel the Spirit" add vitality to any choral program. Hold on to your choir robes! This invigorating a cappella adaptation of "Sinner Man" will bring your audience to their feet! In keeping with Sister Rosetta Tharpe's stylistic blend, this arrangement of "Heaven Somewhere" has a funky doo-wop flavored middle section that reminds us just how many different rock styles go back to the gospel source. In , "Go Down, Moses," Moses Hogan's contemporary settings of spirituals, original compositions, and other works have been enthusiastically accepted by audiences around the globe and have become staples in the repertoires of high school, college, church, community and professional choirs everywhere. Perhaps the spiritual closest associated with Norman Luboff's arranging style is "Deep River." It requires the fine singing of a well trained a cappella choir, high school choir and beyond. Moderately difficult. Destined to become a standard this new setting of "Witness" for men's voices features the classic Moses Hogan style. Opening with a section of sustained close harmony, "Plenty Of Good Room," moves into a medium tempo jazz-flavored groove that's pure delight! An ideal showcase for men's chorus! From the quiet beginning to the joy-filled ending, your men will gladly proclaim, "Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory!"

Songlist: Sinner Man, Heaven Somewhere, Joshua, Rise an' Shine, Plenty Good Room, Witness

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Voicing: TTBB | 9260b | Sheet Music | $12.95 | 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


Andy Beck : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 2 - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081239620  : 00-23913

Andy Beck : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 2 - Medium High

Singers will cherish these powerful solo arrangements by Mark Hayes, Jay Althouse, Philip Kern, Greg Gilpin, and other fine Alfred arrangers. Including favorite traditional spirituals like "Deep River," "Sit Down Servant," "Witness," and "Down in the Valley to Pray," this inspirational collection is essential to every solo singer's library. Fresh contemporary arrangements that sing and play well with an accompaniment CD.

Songlist: Plenty Good Room, Little Innocent Lamb, Sit Down Servant, Down In The Valley To Pray, Heaven Bound Light Of Mine, Glory Bound, Home In That Rock, Deep River, Witness, Mary's Baby Boy

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Voicing: Solo | 9490b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


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

Edited by Julius Willams : The Hall Johnson Collection

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

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

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


Jay Althouse : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 1 - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081239651  : 00-23915

Jay Althouse : Spirituals for Solo Singers Vol. 1 - Medium Low

Singers will cherish these powerful solo arrangements by Mark Hayes, Jay Althouse, Philip Kern, Greg Gilpin, and other fine Alfred arrangers. Including favorite traditional spirituals like "Deep River," "Sit Down Servant," "Witness," and "Down in the Valley to Pray," this inspirational collection is essential to every solo singer's library. Fresh contemporary arrangements that sing and play well with an accompaniment CD.

Songlist: Plenty Good Room, Little Innocent Lamb, Sit Down Servant, Down In The Valley To Pray, Heaven Bound Light Of Mine, Glory Bound, Home In That Rock, Deep River, Witness, Mary's Baby Boy

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Voicing: Solo | 9531b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


Sarah McLachlan : Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999061871 : 0793586399 : 00306187

Sarah McLachlan : Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing

The 10-song matching folio to this popular album by multi-Grammy winner Sarah McLachlan includes the hits Building a Mystery and Sweet Surrender plus: Adia - Angel - Black & White - Do What You Have to Do - Full of Grace - I Love You - Last Dance - and Witness. Features artwork for each song, and a special guitar tab section.

Songlist: Last Dance, I Love You, Sweet Surrender, Angel, Full Of Grace, Black & White, Building A Mystery, Adia, Witness, Do What You Have To Do

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Sarah McLachlan | 20281b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Individual Folios

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Witness : SATB divisi : Stacey V. Gibbs : Songbook : 00118776 : 884088901011

Stacey V. Gibbs : Witness

In the past few years Stacey Gibbs has become recognized as an excellent arranger of spirituals. His settings have been performed at numerous ACDA National and Regional conventions. Witness is one of the most popular spirituals and Stacey's rendition is truly spectacular.

Arranger: Stacey V. Gibbs

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118776


Witness : SSAA : Jack Halloran : Sheet Music : 00119065 : 884088904937

Jack Halloran : Witness

Halloran's setting of this spiritual has long been established as the definitive arrangement. Dick Bolks has revoiced it for SSAA choir and included an accompaniment. Jack's classic edition rings through thanks to Mr. Bolks' superb handling of the task.

Arranger: Jack Halloran

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00119065


Witness : TTBB : Jack Halloran : Sheet Music : 00125148 : 884088988487

Jack Halloran : Witness

Jack Halloran's arrangement of Witness is a bestseller! Dick Bolks has revoiced it for every other possibility, so it was high time the male chorus edition completes the options. Great for high school, college or community choirs.

Arranger: Jack Halloran

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125148


Witness : SATB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 00277267 : 888680748777

Roger Emerson : Witness

Now available in SAT(B) voicing with flexible tenor & bass parts, this time-tested arrangement is now more accessible than ever. With the finely crafted vocal arranging of Roger Emerson, this powerful spiritual can't miss on your next program. This selection works wonderfully for young voices with its syncopated rhythms and carefully selected vocal ranges. A winner!

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00277267


Witness : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Sheet Music : 08551660 : 073999762556

Kirby Shaw : Witness

Kirby Shaw gives SSA choirs an opportunity to sing this exciting and powerful spiritual. Excellent programming for choirs of all levels. Available: SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Kirby Shaw

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551660


Witness : SATB divisi : Jack Halloran : Traditional : Sheet Music : 08738606 : 073999386066

Jack Halloran : Witness

Arranger: Jack Halloran | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08738606


Witness : SATB : Jack Halloran : Sheet Music : 08739076 : 073999390766

Jack Halloran : Witness

Witness was first released in an a cappella setting for 8-part mixed voices, and within months had sold over 30,000 copies. The following year it topped 50,000 and continued to climb. Today it remains a top seller and an industry standard. Veteran arranger Dick Bolks has masterfully revoiced and edited Mr. Halloran's setting into a solid SATB edition with optional accompaniment. Suddenly, one of the best chorals from the 20th century is available to smaller sized choirs...and Mr. Halloran's integrity remains thoroughly intact. Thanks, Dick. Available: SATB accompanied, SATB divisi a cappella.

Arranger: Jack Halloran

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739076


Witness : SAB : Jack Halloran : Sheet Music : 08739171 : 073999391718

Jack Halloran : Witness

Last year Dick Bolks delighted small choirs everywhere when he took the extremely popular SSAATTBB setting of Halloran's Witness and created a strict 4-part (SATB) setting with optional accompaniment. The response was overwhelming. Now, the SAB edition is sure to reach out to even more who were patiently waiting for the chance to sing this classic arrangement.

Arranger: Jack Halloran

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08739171


Witness : TTBB : Moses Hogan : Traditional : Sheet Music : 08743357 : 073999433579

Moses Hogan : Witness

Destined to become a standard, this new setting for men's voices features the classic Moses Hogan style.

Arranger: Moses Hogan | Composer: Traditional

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743357


Witness : SAB : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 40326251 : 073999262513

Roger Emerson : Witness

With the finely crafted vocal arranging of Roger Emerson, this powerful spiritual can't miss on your next program. In the style of Sinner Man and Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, this selection works wonderfully for young voices with its syncopated rhythms and carefully selected vocal ranges. A winner! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:45.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40326251


Witness : 2-Part : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 40326252 : 073999262520

Roger Emerson : Witness

With the finely crafted vocal arranging of Roger Emerson, this powerful spiritual can't miss on your next program. In the style of Sinner Man and Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, this selection works wonderfully for young voices with its syncopated rhythms and carefully selected vocal ranges. A winner! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:45.

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 40326252

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