Spirituals for Upper Voices

/ Rosephanye Powell / William C. Powell
Vocal score
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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.

  • 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


  • 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. LelaAnderson: 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

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193805194
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 88
Publication Date: 19/05/2011
Barcode: 0
ISMN: 978-0-193805-19-4
ISBN: 9780193805194
Format: 249x174
Voices: Upper Voices - 2-part; Upper Voices - 3 parts or more
Force: SA with divisions, accompanied/unaccompanied
Instrumentation: SA with divisi, accompanied and unaccompanied
Level of difficulty: B-C


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