Category:   MN COMPOSERS
Composer:   Leadbelly
Arranger:   J. David Moore
Publisher:   Self-published
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   NA


Kyle Pederson
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
R&R Chair MN Composers

J. David Moore’s arrangement of May the Circle Be Unbroken remains one of the bestselling contemporary choral works. If that piece got you on your feet, I’d suggest you consider his arrangement of another iconic folk song, The Rock Island Line. This arrangement is imagined to take place late at night with the singer watching the country rattle by through a darkened train car window. Ideal for an advanced choir or chamber group, this piece will allow your singers to swoop, bend, and bring the audience along for the ride. Several vocal solos are featured throughout, as well as some evocative vocal percussion. Get on board.