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Spirituals for Upper Voices
Editor:  William C. Powell & Rosephanye Powell
Part/Version: Vocal score
Forces or Category: SA with divisions, accompanied/unaccompanied
Details: This in an outstanding collection of twelve African-American spirituals arranged for upper voices. Rosephanye and William C. Powell have collaborated with some of the most talented and respected spiritual arrangers in the United States to deliver specially commissioned, authentic settings. You'll find familiar melodies, such as 'Deep River' and 'Somebody's knockin' at yo' do'', alongside lesser-known spirituals, and a range of styles and moods extending from the aspirational to the celebratory. Many of the arrangements include a 'lead voice' part, allowing the opportunity for solo singing, and idiomatic piano parts support the voices for the accompanied spirituals; piano reductions are included for the unaccompanied arrangements. This inspirational journey through the African-American spiritual tradition is sure to captivate and delight all upper-voice choirs.
Orchestration: SA with divisi, accompanied and unaccompanied
Selling points: 
  • arrangements in two, three, or four parts
  • 'lead voice' parts for three arrangements
  • accompanied and unaccompanied
  • piano reductions for a cappella arrangements
  • authentic arrangements by specialists
  • range of styles and moods
Contents:  arr. Rosephanye Powell: Somebody's knockin' at yo' do'
arr. William C. Powell: Deep river
arr. Eurydice V. Osterman: I got a robe
arr. Byron J. Smith: In dat great gettin' up mornin'
arr. Mark Butler: Let me fly
arr. Evelyn Simpson-Curenton: Lit'l David play on yo' harp
arr. Barbara W. Baker: There is a balm in Gilead
arr. Lela Anderson: I'm gonna sing
arr. Damon H. Dandridge: Scandalize my name
arr. David Morrow: Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel?
arr. Jacqueline Hairston: I got a home in-a dat rock
arr. Robert L. Morris: This joy I have
ISMN: 978-0-193805-19-4
Short Description:
Publication Date: May 19 2011
Trim Size:249x174
Number of pages:88
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  • B = Easy
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