Composer:   Spiritual
Arranger:   Norman Luboff
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   HL 08501053
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Bruce Phelps
Two Rivers Chorale 2004
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Level of Difficulty: 5 out of 5; Tenor Solo

Yes, I like the music of Norman Luboff. And this one is especially fun. Driving rhythms, part divisi in every section, Luboff harmonies, and some screaming and shouting that will certainly bring the walls of Jericho tumbling down make this challenging and fun for your singers. This piece especially needs a steady pulse to keep the rhythmic integrity in place and some sopranos who can sing well above the staff. Tom-toms are suggested but I did it without the drums and it worked just fine. If you are looking for a new arrangement of a Spiritual that you have not done, check this out. I think you will agree that while it is very challenging, it will certainly be a hit with your audiences and singers. I give this five out of five stars.