Category:   MUSIC IN WORSHIP
Composer:   John Parker, Michael Barrett
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35029206
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano, Tenor Sax

Reviewer:   

Mark Hemingway
Trinity Lutheran Church
R&R Chair Music in Worship

Mr. Barrett takes a traditional spiritual, adds a “cool jazz” feel, and a tenor sax to make this a favorite of the choir. A perfect up-tempo addition to a Sunday in Lent, with an uplifting message and feel. We used an a cappella quartet to introduce the spiritual then let the piano and added instrumental combo set the jazz tempo for the choir to enjoy. This is a great selection to work on syncopation and text stress with our adult choirs not accustomed to singing jazz style. It is very approachable and the choir will enjoy once they get comfortable with the groove.