Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Russell Robinson
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   35028014
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Steve Dietz
Alexandria High School
R&R Chair High School Choirs

Russell Robinson has done nothing fancy or flashy with this classic spiritual. In fact, I think he did a very good job of “staying out of the way.” The melody is presented in the soprano throughout, and the choir sings in chorale style. This would be a great arrangement for a well-balanced choir to be reintroduced to this melodic gem. I would also recommend this for a massed-choir festival. The primary challenge for the singers would be to supply the air required to sing its epic phrases.