Composer:   traditional spiritual
Arranger:   Mark Hayes
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   21820
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied


Mike Ellingsen
Trinity Lutheran, Blue Earth 2005
R&R Chair Music in Worship

This engaging and enjoyable setting of the famous spiritual is primarily a unison call and choral response arrangement. The soprano divides in several places, but the harmonies are very accessible. The clever piano part reinforces the fine work we’ve come to expect from Mark Hayes. The last chord in the women’s voices is a bit extreme in range, but easily adjusted down one inversion. This selection is a lot of fun for both choir and congregation.