Category:   COMMUNITY CHOIRS
Composer:   Traditional Spiritual
Arranger:   Diedre Robinson
Publisher:   GIA Publications
Edition:   G-7441
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Rick Kvam
Choral Arts Ensemble
R&R Chair Community Choirs

Many of us first heard Diedre Robinson’s terrific arrangement of Steal Away as sung by The Aeolians at the 2019 ACDA National Conference. There is absolutely no division beyond SATB, and the ranges are quite moderate. Singers will have to manage some chromaticism and unexpected harmonies, but the real vocal and musical challenges (and rewards) are in seamlessly negotiating the frequent changes in tempo and dynamics and affect. For performance practice (and inspiration), see the Aeolians breathtaking rendition on YouTube (link below).


Link:  https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/steal-away-print-g7441


Link:  https://youtu.be/WrLO5YVcsc8