Composer:   Sacred Harp tune
Arranger:   Michael Richardson
Publisher:   Shawnee Press
Edition:   MF 0245
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


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

This unaccompanied selection begins with some glorious unison singing and gradually expands in texture. It was written for Anton Armstrong and the Calvin College Alumni Choir and is based on a tune from The Original Sacred Harp. There are several places where the alto and tenor trade staves, so some “road mapping” may be in order during rehearsal. Building on its rhythmic energy, this fine setting gives each verse a different treatment and provides a dynamic and stylistic workout for your choir.